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Homeschooling Outside the Box

Oct 12, 2021

When you ask a seasoned homeschooler about structuring the day, you will often hear the same refrain: “combine as many subjects as you can.” But what about the subjects that require a certain set of skills for children to master? 

You can generally look at academics in two categories: skill-based subjects and non-skill-based subjects. Skill-based subjects are really best taught 1-on-1 or in a very small group of kids at a similar level of skill. I like to chunk these into three categories: Language (learning to read, write, and speak other languages), STEM-L (science, tech, engineering, math, and logic), and Personal Development (spiritual growth, citizenship, arts, and therapy to name a few). In this episode, I’m going to focus on the best way to teach these three categories.


  • Which subjects are best taught as individual work
  • Why 1-on-1 time is worthwhile
  • How to do 1-on-1 time with multiple kids