Understandably the most popular method of homeschooling, this approach is very flexible and allows you to mix and match the best parts of other methods to best suit the needs of the student. It supports the individuality of each child, is directed by the child’s interests, incorporates multiple resources from different areas, and is not based on a specific curriculum.
This method is attractive, but it is important to consider carefully how to integrate goals into your child’s learning plan. Your HST will help make sure that the curriculum combination you create covers all the areas needed to meet the state educational standards. There are so many options that an eclectic approach can feel open-ended and overwhelming. Good eclectic homeschool instructors need a solid understanding of other methodologies. If you like to blend styles, or if you don’t want to be confined to a single approach, this could be a good option.