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Teaching Method Assessment

We want to help you get the most out of your educational experience. That is why we have designed the following test assessment to help you learn more about your teaching method (as defined below). Once you know your teaching method this will help you choose the best curriculum for you and your child. The results from this short quiz will be offered immediately upon completion.

Charlotte Mason – The basic philosophy behind this teaching method allows students to learn from life. They will read from real books, study nature in the outdoors, study art and music, and prove their learning through narration -- telling back in their own words what they've read and learned.

Traditional – With this approach, students follow a plan mapped out by a curriculum supplier or correspondence school -- or by parents.

Classical – This is a highly disciplined approach to homeschooling that emphasizes serious reading, writing, rhetoric, classical literature, Latin and Greek, reason, debate, research, etc.

Unschooling – This method allows students to follow their own interests wherever they may lead. The method assumes that children are natural learners and will follow that inclination to a logical and fruitful end.

Unit Study – This approach of teaching is taking one topic (ex. American Indians) and tying in as many of your subjects into that topic as possible. You may study a particular unit for weeks at a time, fleshing out all of its possibilities and links.

Instructions: Select one answer for each question. All questions require an answer.

Section One (22 questions)

Hint: Think about which one you are better at and which one you get the most positive compliments from other people when doing.

Section Two (21 questions)

  1. The mastery of course materials is more important than student interest.

  2. Children should be exposed to real books, art & nature from a young age.

  3. The intense study of one topic is a more natural way to learn.

  4. The teacher should be in charge of what is learned; not the student.

  5. Reading the classics is an important part of any education.

  6. Creating a love of learning is more important than what my student learns.

  7. Children should be allowed to work independently as much as possible.

  8. Parental interaction with students is an important part of the learning process.

  9. I'm nervous about gaps in my student's learning.

  10. A good grammar program emphasizes the memorization of rules.

  11. Students should study the subjects designed for their grade level.

  12. Children need time to explore and just be children.

  13. A structured school day limits student creativity.

  14. The curriculum needs to be flexible so that we can take advantage of teachable moments.

  15. Trips are an important part of the learning process.

  16. Children should be free to study whatever they find interesting.

  17. A structured, systematic approach to home schooling is the best way to accomplish my home schooling goals.

  18. The study of Latin is an essential part of a good education.

  19. The ideal curriculum should allow all of my students to learn together.

  20. Children should be allowed to learn when they're ready, regardless of what the experts say.

  21. I like riding around in the car just to see new places from the window.

Section Three (5 questions)

  1. When I'm choosing curriculum, it's important to me that...

  2. When it comes to teacher support materials, I prefer...

  3. When we've completed our unit of study, I like to evaluate my students by...

  4. I think the ideal school day is...

  5. When I think about the academic goals I have for my student(s); I really want them to...

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