Tips For A Happier Homeschool5 min read
Homeschooling can be hands-down one of the biggest jobs one can decide to do yet also the most rewarding one. Whereas being a homeschooled student also isn’t easy at all. You have to perform so many tasks and activities at the same time. So do you want to know how you can make homeschool learning more fun and happier? No worries, we have got you covered. We are providing you with some of the tips which you can apply to have a happier homeschool.
5 TIPS FOR A HAPPIER HOMESCHOOL
Your mood is directly proportional to the things you do. It can bring joy to work if you have a happy and fresh mind, and it can even make things a little disturbing if you are not in a good state of mind. However, homeschooling can be so much fun once you get a hold of it. Therefore, we have provided you with some tips below to keep your mood lightened up and make your homeschool happier.
Below mentioned are the 5 TIPS that can make your HOMESCHOOL a little happier
1. ASK THE CHILDREN WHAT THEY WISH TO LEARN
What to do when you do your best to maintain a well-planned schedule for the children so that they don’t struggle with which subject class they have to attend at that particular time, but they find the curriculum boring? It is perfect to have a proper curriculum and have it all planned out, but if the kids are not finding it interesting, all your efforts go in vain. They won’t be able to retain any of the things being taught if it is not interesting to them. So, it might be challenging in the starting nut at least once a week, ask the kids about their interests and what they want to learn.
For at least one day in a week, set your lesson plans aside and try to go according to their interests, and you will see instant progress in their way of learning.
2. LIST DOWN YOUR BLESSINGS
Do you think everyone’s life is perfect except for yours? Well, let me tell you, nobody’s life is perfect. But it is filled with blessings; every part of your life is truly a blessing you must embrace forever. So, express your gratitude towards life by listing down everything you are blessed with and everything you are thankful for in your life.
You can count your blessings by writing down everything you are grateful for, be it at night before going to sleep, or it can be the first thing you can do after waking up in the morning. Accept that life has its pros and cons, but it is beautiful and be grateful for having such a beautiful life.
3. GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING
To maintain a healthy relationship with the students, there must be a proper understanding of the kids and their parents. There are times when parents feel a little insecure about their children’s studies because the kids are not going to school and not getting that whole school environment; what you can do at that time is talk to them and ask them more about their child’s likes and dislikes. Moreover, you can ask them about very detailed yet little things like how often their kids go out to play and at what time.
This will assure them that you are looking after their kid correctly, and they would feel secure enough to keep continuing with their homeschooling.
The better the understanding between you and the kids/their parents, the happier homeschooling would be. So, it is better to stay connected with the kids and their parents because the more you know about them, the more you will be able to focus on them and help them enhance their knowledge.
4. TIME MANAGEMENT
Most of us struggle with time management in our daily lives. First, let us understand what Time Management is. Time Management is nothing but the process of planning and organizing how much time to spend on a specific task. So basically, time management is one of the most important skills anyone ever requires. If you know how much time you have to give to a particular task, the chances of procrastination will be less. The kids would be more productive than before.
The first and foremost thing to do while performing time management is that start creating schedules. The schedules are required to be made appropriately according to children’s age and maturity level. It can be a little easy for the youngest ones, but it has to be more specific with particular subjects and their time as they grow older. To make your children’s schedule even more interesting, add some extracurricular activities to their schedule which can be practiced even while being homeschooled such as, dancing, painting, reading, and many more; the list is very long. This will make the kids more motivated to stick up to their schedules as with the studies, they have some fun activities to perform, making them more effective and productive.
5. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Sometimes you’re not able to stick to your schedule, and then at some point, it feels like a burden to you, and this might lead to delay in tasks. So it is okay to keep it simple and accessible in the starting if you are not good at planning and scheduling. Pick out the 3 or 4 most important subjects that must be learned or accomplished daily and follow this for a week or two. Once you get a hold of it and do not find any problem accomplishing those tasks, start adding one more subject by each passing week. To get a good outcome, you need to start steadily and then grow further.
So, these were some of the tips and tricks you can apply to your homeschooling schedule, which will help you lead your homeschooling into a better and happier place.
In the end, I would like to conclude this topic by saying that homeschooling can be fun once you start applying the tips given above and then start adapting habits according to that. This may sound very common, but consistency is something that matters the most. Be consistent with what you are doing and stay focused. Through consistency, only you get the stability in performing your tasks more effectively.
It is okay to have breaks sometimes when you do not feel like doing anything; spend some time with yourself because this is much needed. Hence, this might lead you to a happier homeschool.