A homeschooled student has the unique opportunity to be more closely acquainted with the process of teaching and learning than the average student. Growing up, I found this process fascinating, and learned from it. Though I've never taught in a school house, I have used what I learned to tutor students of all ages and help improve their grades. I was also actively involved in the homeschooling education of my younger siblings, ranging from pre-K to high school.
In the age of the internet, knowledge is out there for anyone to download. It's knowing how to use that knowledge, retain it, and turn it into skills that makes a world of difference. In my lesson plans, the process of learning is broken down into three steps to easily turn knowledge into skills; understand, memorize, and apply. (See? UMA!) The first step is providing clearly illustrated and interactive examples that work with the student's learning style make sure he or she understands the lesson. The next, is utilizing various ways to familiarize the student with the subject matter makes it easy and interesting to memorize. The final step is letting the student apply what he or she has learned in a practical way shows that learning leads to the acquisition of useful skills that are worth remembering. In this way, the UMA method is carefully crafted to teach lessons that last a lifetime.
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I've been homeschooled all my life. My mom started me on home-made flash cards, designed by my dad, when I was just a baby. (Because if you know "cow says moo" you can understand "A says ah") I could sing my ABC's by my first birthday. I don't remember ever not being able to read. Once I was a confident enough reader, I was taught to study as independently as possible; a skill that is just as useful for an adult as it is for a child. Although I earned my diploma at 16, by CHSPE exam, I continued to study independently from college-level open course material found on the internet.
Aside from education, art has been a lifelong interest of mine. I've always believed the two go hand-in-hand. I'm a freelance artist, writer, and musician. I also have a blog for Sierra Arts and Media, which I occasionally post on. A website for UMA method education is in the process of being made, as well. To visit my blog, or find me on social media, feel free to check out the following info. ____________ || Blog: https://sierrascolumn.blogspot.com || Facebook: @sierrascolumn || Instagram: @sierra_j_artist || YouTube: Sierra Arts & Media