The saying goes; if you fail to plan then you should plan to fail. As managers of our homeschool, it’s imperative that we step into our role confidently and own it. That means setting goals, deciding what needs to be done to achieve those goals, and planning accordingly. Allow me to share one of my primary homeschool secrets for effective planning and homeschool management.
You’ve got the pencils, the markers, and the notebooks, but do you have these items on your homeschool must-have list? When I write posts like these, I try to think of the odd items parents typically never consider. Convenient items that can make homeschooling a bit easier. This year, I asked myself: Which items am I most grateful to have in my homeschool learning space? I wrote down all these homeschool must-haves to share with all of you.
What does a day-in-the-life look like for homeschoolers? In our homeschool, we use a combination of philosophies that comprise our vision for home education. We practice child-led learning, we use family-style curricula, we incorporate whole-child education, and we get intentional about providing social opportunities and enriching experiences for our children. With all that being said, this day-in-the-life I’m sharing with you is the routine we fall back on when we’re not out enjoying the world.
Homeschool challenges often lead to feelings of frustration and incompetence for many parents. If you’re struggling to homeschool, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why homeschool challenges emerge, but after six years of interacting with hundreds of homeschool parents, the following reasons are common denominators.
I get many questions from homeschoolers about children and learning. In particular, how to engage reluctant learners in the education process. My response always points the parent back to studying their child and assessing what his/her dominant intelligence and learning style is. In other words, what does your child’s inner genius look like?