The freedoms of learning independently
As independent learners, home-schooled students have more control of their education, giving them additional freedoms they may not otherwise experience.
They are basically in charge of:
- What they do
- When they do it
- How well they do
With this freedom comes additional responsibility. They can determine if they treat high school learning as something forced upon them — a task to just get done — or as an opportunity for them to discover themselves by setting goals and achieving them.
Many home school students have chosen the University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) because of its accreditation, award-winning curriculum and how well it prepares students for college admission and success.
Through independent learning and UNHS students can:
- Choose how you spend their time
- Select course options based on their goals
- Use learning styles that fit them
- Pursue other interests
- Independent study also gives students the opportunity to become several types of learners all wrapped up in one.
- Being an enthusiastic learner will guide them to being a curious learner, one who takes responsibility for his or her high school career and does all they can to prepare for college or employment.
- Being an industrious learner will give them the experiences to develop their intelligence, pursuing critical thinking and problem solving in everything they do.
- Being an organized learner will prepare them for time management, so they have time to study and be successful with their homework while still spending time with family and friends as well as having time for themselves.
Encourage your students to embrace the freedoms of independent learning and use them as opportunities to grow into the student and person they hope to become!
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