How to Homeschool a Middle Schooler

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Hey homeschoolers!

I am teaching two middle schoolers this year. It’s hard to believe! These are fun years, but they are also challenging for many homeschoolers — especially those who will be teaching middle school for the first time. In today’s episode I want to talk about six important suggestions to keep in mind when homeschooling middle school students.

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Teaching Tip of the Week

The teaching tip of the week is to organize your digital life. Our mothers and grandmothers never had to organize thousands of digital files, including recipes, photos, paperwork, and curriculum. I did a podcast episode on how to organize your digital curriculum, but there is so much more that goes into organizing your digital life, like staying on top of email and being able to find the information you need when you need it. Although I do have a challenge on this topic in the book The Organized Homeschool Life, Bath Napoli has created a digital organizing course that will help you address all of your organizing needs. You can learn more about the course by going to We need to learn digital organizing skills for ourselves and so we can teach our children.



Apologia makes student planners that I enjoy using

Free Homeschool Planning Forms


Mr. D math courses

a previous podcast episode

The Everything Guide to Study Skills 

 the Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World

video game alternatives.

excellent, free curriculum for teaching social skills

homeschooling through hormones.

TrueU is an excellent video series from Focus on the Family

help our kids discover what their talents are

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers has a list of hands-on activities to do with your middle schooler

Which of these suggestions are you most interested in implementing with your middle schooler? Comment and let me know.

Have a happy homeschool week!