New School Year… new homeschooling ideas!


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…

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  1. Christiana says: Reply

    I have wanted to do blocks because I’m a person who can only focus on one thing at a time and get overwhelmed and tend to give up when we have umpteen things to do in a day with three different people. Can you share HOW you are implementing this? –what your year’s schedule might look like to cover all the subjects? Thanks!

    1. Hi Christiana – I completely understand where you’re coming from. I will post about our schedule today.

      1. Christiana says: Reply

        Great! Thank you! I look forward to it!

        1. Oops… sorry about that – I had already scheduled a post for today… We’ll let you know our personal schedule in tomorrows post! 🙂

  2. Excellent post.

    In homeschooling, they can choose to work through their curriculum as quickly or slowly as they feel comfortable doing, establishing their own pace. A child who struggle in one or more areas academically should consider homeschooling as an excellent one-to-one environment to learn the skills necessary to catch up.


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