The homeschooling experience can become boring and dry if no effort is made to improve on it. As a parent, it’s important to know that improving your children’s homeschooling experience doesn’t have to wait till the end of the term or year. You can start today.
Improving your homeschooling experience will get you more motivated in some ways that will help you teach your children better and make you a better teacher. Today, we are going to discuss 4 ways to improve your homeschooling experience.
Let’s dive in.
1. Review your goals
Improving your homeschooling experience starts with reviewing your goals and making the necessary adjustments. Doing this will help you know the goals you have achieved or the ones you haven’t. Also, it will equip you to set clear goals that will give you direction and objectives that you want your children to achieve.
2. Adjust your schedule
As a homeschooler, understand that your children have different times in the day and methods they learn better. For instance, your son may learn best in the morning with storytelling while your daughter does her best work in the afternoon with demonstration.
Unfortunately, our school system doesn’t work that way, all students adhere to strict schedules, which is affecting some children. And that’s why you need to adjust your schedule to suit your children’s best learning time and keep adjusting it as they grow.
Linda Adeniyi, a homeschooling mom of 4 boys, advises that you should know what kind of learner your child is because knowing this will help you focus on their strengths and help you avoid unnecessary tantrums. Also, in understanding your child’s learning style, a good way to go about this is to evaluate what worked best last time and what didn’t. Don’t be afraid to explore different options- do some research, ask a helpful community and read books to help.
3. Organize your home
Your child’s environment plays a huge role in their learning process. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should have a special room for your homeschooling (you can do this too), but you have to tidy up your home and get it conducive for learning. It’ll help if you get a bit creative using anchor charts, posters, art & crafts, etc. You can learn to make a quick and easy chart here.
4. Get Help
It’s okay to do your child’s homeschooling all by yourself, but sometimes you need help. It could be with the curriculum, it could be with a particular topic, it could be anything. Apart from doing general research, you may need to find communities of homeschooling parents like yourself to share possible problems you may have with. It’s also advisable to have access to teachers or teaching communities, so you can also learn from experts when necessary.
It’s perfectly okay to depend on teachers or tutors to help you and your child out once in a while. At Gradely, we have well-curated homeschooling tutoring plans that give you the help you need, while keeping you in the full loop of your child’s learning. You can try it out by booking a free tutor session here.
You can also check out #Myhomeschoolinglife, a blog series curated by Gradely that explores the lives of parents who are currently homeschooling or have previously homeschooled their children, for more resources.
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