Facts About Teaching


Every year parents across the United States will have to make one of the toughest decisions in terms of their children. These parents will have to decide where they want to send their child to school. While some parents prefer public to private and others vice-versa, some parents want to instead allow their child to study at home and even use online learning as a part of the process.

If you are a partner that wants to teach your child from home then you will want to make sure you know what you are doing so you do not lead them astray. Here is all you need to know about home learning in terms of having success as a homeschooling parent.

Nearly 46% of online students say their biggest motivation to enroll was to advance their current career. Just about 23% of all high education students now take at least one online course while in college. Just about 70% of all online students take their classes online for learning because it allows them to balance out work, family, and social responsibilities with ease. Justa bout 65% of all online students enjoy the ability for learning and studying at anytime, at their own convenience.

Predictions and projections by experts have indicated that just about 60% of all jobs will require post-secondary education by the time we reach 2020, so make sure your children are learning in school. In 2013 a study was conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group that revealed that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed by just about 6 million.

Nearly 74% of adults are believed to be involved in-person learning, which means they have participated in at least one of a number of possible activities in the past 12 months to advance their knowledge about something that personally interests them. More often than not these activities include taking courses, reading, attending meetings and events that are tied to learning more about their personal interests.

Just about 63% of those who are working (or 36% of all adults) are what we call professional learners ? that is, they have taken a course or gotten additional training in the past 12 months to improve their job skills or expertise connected to career advancement. Almost 80% of personal learners say they pursued knowledge in an area of personal interest because they wanted to learn something that would help them make their life more interesting and full.

Studies were conducted over the past five years and they have helped fill in a lot of the information that surrounds learning and how people learn. Just about 64% say they wanted to learn something that would allow them to help others more effectively, 60% say they had some extra time on their hands to pursue their interests, and 36% say they wanted to turn a hobby into something that generates income.

Other surveys have revealed that 33% say they wanted to learn things that would help them keep up with the schoolwork of their children, grandchildren or other kids in their lives.

Other surveys have been specifically conducted surrounding the people who are engaged in personal learning which was mentioned earlier in this article. Understand that 87% of personal learners say their activities helped them feel more capable and well rounded, 69% of personal learners say their learning opened up new perspectives about their lives, and 64% of personal learners say their learning helped them make new friends.

These surveys also revealed other information about people involved in personal learning. These results include the fact that 58% of personal learners of personal learners say it made them feel more connected to their local community, 43% of personal learners say it prompted them to get more involved in volunteer opportunities. Understand as well that visual aids in the classroom improve learning by up to 400%. Nearly 65% of all the population are visual learners and that is because the brain processes visuals faster than text.

In Conclusion

Understanding learning is not easy and that is why teachers spend more than four years during college studying how to effectively teach people who need to learn. Make sure you know everything before you engage in homeschooling your children, it is important that you do.