6 Tips for Homeschooling
Are you thinking about homeschooling your children? Now that we are entering mid-summer, many parents are wondering how school will look come fall. Each state, county, city, and school district seems to have different views on how the fall will look. For those who are considering extending their children’s distance learning. Here is a list of our top 6 tips for homeschooling children.
1. Create a Space Specifically for School Work
One of the first things you can do to ease into homeschooling is creating a workspace. Maybe you did this earlier on, maybe the time is now. It is important to not taint spaces that are for rest and designate a place where your child can concentrate. This doesn’t mean stuffy but children and grown-ups are more productive with an established workspace.
2. Commit to a Schedule
This can be a little more complicated to get into but a schedule and routine are everything. Don’t worry about whether the schedule is perfect but think about what time and order will allow your child to be most productive.
3. Plan Out The Month
More on the planning front. Yay or yikes, depending on your whether you finding planning to be fun. We know this may seem like a lot but it is important to make sure that you have a clear idea of the curriculum and assignments. Learning doesn’t happen by chance or by winging it. Ask any longterm educator and they will say planning out your month will help with your homeschooling success.
4. Come Up With Goals, Together
Allow your child to be invested in the goals. Come up with short and long term goals. Maybe even create goals daily so they can feel accomplished in their studies. Goals are a great way to see what is working and what needs improvement. Goals also allow your child to strive for something.
5. Take Learning Beyond The Classroom Setting
Obviously, homeschooling is beyond the classroom setting but think about learning in more tangible ways. How can you take some of your child’s lessons and host them in other spaces? Consider making science more hands-on. Pull from your friends and see who wants to zoom chat about their area of specialty. Think of practical math lessons. Put on a play that they wrote. Finding ways to make homeschooling more diverse will help keep your child engaged and prevent monotony.
6. Connect With Others
When in doubt, turn to your network. Look to create a network of other parents who are homeschooling and stack all resources offered to you. There is a reason why education has a high burn out rate. It is hard work and you should never feel shame or defeat over asking for help.
In conclusion, we hope that if you are choosing to homeschool your child in the fall that this list has given you some insight. The world we live in currently is full of uncertainties and making choices like this is hard. For more tips and resources for fostering, check out our resource blogs here.