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Yusshin
April 27th, 2010, 06:34 AM
Have you ever been homeschooled or participated in independent learning?

I'm currently doing independent learning; I'll have earned another 8/30 credits by the end of July. I'll then have 24/30 credits, in which the other six I plan to do online. 100$/course. Whoo. Hefty fine, there @-@ but I guess that's what I get for wanting to do it outside of Ontario lol

Anyone else? I find homeschooling works better. You can do it at your own pace, you don't hafta wake up at 07:00, and you can always review everything and you can use the Internet for everything >>

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donavannj
April 27th, 2010, 06:54 AM
I have never done either... unless gleaning computer info off of my dad and friends as a teenager counts as independent learning.

My mind just learns better in the structured environment of a physical classroom. D;

Åzurε
April 27th, 2010, 07:25 AM
I'm homeschooled, myself. However, I'm going to have to work through the summer at rate I'm going. =/ It's time to get my butt in gear.

Binary
April 27th, 2010, 08:14 AM
I haven't been homeschooled or done independent learning before.
I wish I could ;_;.

Cherrim
April 27th, 2010, 08:51 AM
I wanted to be homeschooled back in grade 7 when I first moved to Ontario but I'm so, so glad I didn't. :( I'd have missed out on so much and I met some of my best friends in high school--I wouldn't have known them if I dropped out of public school to learn at home. School sucked at times, yeah, but the socialization skills I learnt there were more important than getting up whenever I wanted or setting my own pace.

Besides, I procrastinate too much and if left to my own devices, I never get anything done. I need structure in order to function in an educational setting and homeschooling would not be conducive to that. :s

helix
April 27th, 2010, 02:18 PM
I was home-schooled until age thirteen. I have to say my private teachers did an excellent job of teaching me and raising me. But in turn, I had little to no social interaction and when I finally began attending school, the transition was like learning to dance by being shot at. There's just some stuff you'll never know unless you talk to people.

Honest
April 27th, 2010, 03:03 PM
I've never been home schooled, but I think it's more preferable then public schooling. Though there are minor drawbacks. No fooling around with friends or cutting classes. xD

Mattysaurus
April 27th, 2010, 03:04 PM
I've never been home schooled and I've never done independent studies.

In college, however, I will be doing some classes online.

Celest8
April 27th, 2010, 03:10 PM
I am currently doing independent learning. I too find that it works better for me, since you can pace yourself reasonably. Plus, you don't have to deal with all of the stupid high school drama. <.<

shu
April 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
im homeschooled but i went to regular school in 4,5,6 grade.

Gold warehouse
April 28th, 2010, 02:14 PM
I was homeschooled throughout Year 8 (English equivalent to the American 7th grade) although I found it very boring so started at a new school for Year 9, I'm glad I made that decision.

Aegis
April 28th, 2010, 04:17 PM
I've been homeschooled for almost four years now, and I'm so glad it's almost over T_T I used to go to a private school, and most of my friends had left by the 6th grade or so, and since my parents kind of wanted to pull me out for financial reasons I encouraged them to just go on and withdraw me. The 7th and 8th grade were pretty good being homeschooled, but for high school I started doing internet school at home, which I hate haha. I miss being able to do things in person, and I can never focus on school anymore so I end up not learning much. Next year I'm going back to the private school I used to go to, and I'm pretty happy about it I suppose.

Overall I'd recommend homeschooling for middle school (5th - 8th grade) if kids are having troubles there, but otherwise it sucks and you'd be better off staying where you are imo.

Fxcking Tatertots
April 28th, 2010, 04:24 PM
I've had a personally disturbing experience in private school 11th through 12th grade. Not only did my "classmates" emotionally thrashed me, but the teachers, the vice-principal AND the principal did as well. So I was semi-homeschooled. In 9th grade through 10th, I had good marks before entering that goodness forsaken piece of arse of a school. I went from a 3.5 to a 2.0. But when I was homeschooled, I went up to 2.8 within one semester. I was supposed to graduate with a 3.something, but as I said, the principals and teachers were perfect demons and didn't raise my GPA.

So for some people and circumstances, homeschool is the way to go. Hell, if a school is like that to your child/much younger sibling, wouldn't you do the same?

Comrade Nikita Ivanova
April 28th, 2010, 04:52 PM
I wish. For the last two years, I've wished that I was homeschooled because the girls at my school hate me and make my life miserable. But, nobody would ever be home to teach me, unless they quit their job, and then we wouldn't be able to afford food. Luckily, I get out of this place in a few months.

Homeschooling also would be nice because I'm sure it'd be more challenging. My school is annoying because they don't make those who slack off do their work, they make things easier for them, and what kind of backwards logic is that?

Yusshin
April 28th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Hmm... but homeschooling, your parents don't have to "teach" you. You teach yourself. You get all the material, you read it, and you hand it in online or something.

Or perhaps we have different definitions for "homeschooling"?

Fxcking Tatertots
April 28th, 2010, 04:59 PM
I wish. For the last two years, I've wished that I was homeschooled because the girls at my school hate me and make my life miserable. But, nobody would ever be home to teach me, unless they quit their job, and then we wouldn't be able to afford food. Luckily, I get out of this place in a few months.

Homeschooling also would be nice because I'm sure it'd be more challenging. My school is annoying because they don't make those who slack off do their work, they make things easier for them, and what kind of backwards logic is that?

Same thing happened in my school. All the "popular" people never had to work and they fooled around all day. The rest of the kids have to work, and even then, there's barely any work.

You teach yourself in homeschool if no teacher is available. I did it by going to school on Monday to receive my work for the week, then go home and do the work and come back on Friday to return the work.

Yusshin
April 28th, 2010, 05:01 PM
You teach yourself in homeschool if no teacher is available. I did it by going to school on Monday to receive my work for the week, then go home and do the work and come back on Friday to return the work.

That's what I do. I hand in work Monday at 13:00, and I get new stuff. I then hand it back in the following Monday at 13:00.

Though, I get 1/4th of an entire course in one-shot. I finish it fast. Usually people get Lessons 1-2/20. I get Lessons 1-5/20. Generally, people spend 40h on Lessons 1-5. I spend 8h. I also score higher than 95% of them and am currently the best student in the program, averaging 86% and spending 1/5th of the time a normal student takes :|

Comrade Nikita Ivanova
April 28th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Hmm... but homeschooling, your parents don't have to "teach" you. You teach yourself. You get all the material, you read it, and you hand it in online or something.

Or perhaps we have different definitions for "homeschooling"?

Really? Everyone I know apparently thinks that they actually have to be there to teach you, and that's the reply I got whenever I said I wanted to be homeschooled. Maybe that's just how it was back in their time. xP

Yusshin
April 28th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Yeah, "back in their time".

Now it's 100% independent.

Akari
April 30th, 2010, 01:51 PM
I've always went to public school for education, from pre-school to high school right now. The only independent learning I've done was for a Civics course, in which I had to learn by myself from a textbook and do the assignments on my own time to get a credit.