3 Benefits of Online Homeschool Programs

3 Benefits of Online Homeschool Programs

I received free access to a Student Learning Lab by Bridgeway Homeschool Academy and was compensated for my time in exchange for this honest review.

Homeschooling Online

I held out for a very long time on doing online learning. I always felt like it was my duty, as a homeschooling parent, to shoulder the responsibility of my children's education. And while that is true, that does not mean I am required {or even capable of} teaching every single subject on my own. I used to think that if I couldn't teach everything by myself, I wasn't a good homeschool mom; I wasn't doing my job. Furthermore, I felt like I would be missing out by allowing them to learn from someone else or through a different means. But the truth is, they were missing out on expanding their learning horizons.

I have found several benefits of online homeschooling programs.

Online Homeschooling Programs:

  • Give both my child and I a break. I know that may sound rash at first, but having someone else teach a subject, even if it's only once a week, has been so beneficial for both of us. He has the opportunity to learn from someone else and be challenged in new ways and I have the opportunity to work with another child more closely. It's a win-win.
  • Allow my children to keep learning when life gets busy. My son and I happened to do this review of the Bridgeway Homeschool Academy Student Learning Lab right in the middle of a move. While we weren't perfect about being at every live class, my son was able to watch what he missed through the recorded classes later.
  • Have helped my children take ownership of their learning. While there is still some work to be done in this regard, I have observed my children taking the initiative in their online courses (my eldest daughter is also taking a course). I think there are times working away from a parent can be beneficial and this is one reason why. I still remained involved in his online learning; helping him understand and complete assignments.

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What I liked about Bridgeway Homeschool Academy:

  • Communication was excellent. If I had any questions, they were answered within 24 hours. The correspondence was very friendly and helpful.
  • The attentiveness of the instructor. My son's course had about 10 other children within the interface and the instructor was very courteous and personal with each child there.
  • The classroom interface was engaging and interactive. They used music, maps, powerpoint, video, text, voice chat, and a collective "whiteboard" for brainstorming ideas.
  • Though the class had a wide age range of students, the instructor was accommodating to the level of each child in regards to their assignments. She gave my son great feedback on his work.

Reading Ancient Greece

My son really enjoyed the class and would like to participate in another in the future. He's still deciding on which one.

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