I have been homeschooling for nearly 7 years. Truthfully, I am a bit burnt out from the same old… same old. I believe it is time to make a homeschool change… and use some new ideas.
When I was classroom teaching, there was a lot of debate about block scheduling and how it was advantageous to learning. Well, this year I am going to integrate block scheduling into our homeschool.
The goal here it to allow my children to focus on one subject – with an immersion aspect – and finish that subject in blocks of time instead of spreading it out across the school year.
I am also going to try to instill a bit more of self – motivation into them. How? By guiding them to establish their own goals for the year – quarter – and week. Of course, we will check to make sure that they are living up to their own expectations… and – of course, I will make sure that their goals are challenging enough.
I will be sure to update you on their progress, and how this new adventure works for our family! Let me know if you have a new idea for your homeschool in the works…