As gifted and twice exceptional children move into the middle school years, using an interest-based curriculum can help smooth the transition. We created our own interest-based curriculum for homeschooling middle school in my family, and it has been an integral part of my teens’ success. In this episode of the Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast, learn how homeschooling middle school using your own interest-based curriculum really works.
The value of interest-based learning becomes even more powerful as our children grow older. I saw this first hand with my oldest son, as he began the middle school years. One of the most essential parts of creating our own homeschool curriculum was giving him more of a sense of control and involvement in his learning.
Five Steps To Creating Your Own Interest-Led Middle School Curriculum
In this podcast, I cover in detail the five things we did to get started in homeschooling the middle school years.
Here is a summary of the topics I discuss:
- Have A Brainstorm Session
- Prioritize Together
- Plan Together
- Develop A System Of Accountability
- Make A Commitment
These five steps have, over the years, become the backbone of how we approach not just the middle school years, but interest-led homeschooling in general.
Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast Episode # 133: Homeschooling Middle School Using Your Own Interest-Based Curriculum
Creating your own interest-led middle school curriculum is not only possible, it’s preferable for many gifted and twice exceptional children. In this episode of the podcast, Colleen shares how she encourages her tweens and teens to take on more responsibility for their education and how to get started creating your own interest-led, middle school homeschool curriculum.
Links and Resources From Today’s Show
- SPONSOR: Homeschool Science Tools – Use CODE RLL30 for 30% off your first Science Unlocked Kit (offer valid through 8/31/21)
- SPONSOR: The Learners Lab
- The Original Post: Creating Your Own Interest-Based Middle School Curriculum
- Interest-Led Homeschooling and Your Gifted Child
- RLL 12: What About Relaxed and Interest-Led Homeschooling for Gifted Kids? | A Listener Question
- What’s The Difference Between Interest-Led and Strength Based Learning?
- Homeschool Planning For Kids: Helping Your Child Get Organized
- The Best Advice I Can Give You: Become A Student Of Your Child
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