Reflecting over your previous year can help you as you’re making plans for this current school year. I encourage you to set aside an hour or two of uninterrupted time to reflect over these questions.
These questions are a great way to evaluate your homeschool, and help you develop a plan for implementing some changes. Don’t just do what you’ve always been doing. Your children are in a constant state of change, so we must adjust our approach to teaching our children as they mature. I’ve often found it so much easier to put my homeschool on autopilot. But in doing so, our school becomes stagnate. Learning loses its excitement, and I stop growing.
I’ve learned my lesson and I’m not doing that anymore.
What worked? Why did it work? (Let’s keep doing this, and perhaps add more.)
What didn’t? Why didn’t it work? (Let’s eliminate this.)
When did you feel like you were in your groove? (do more of this)
When did you feel like quitting? (do less of this)
What did your children like best? (make sure you include plenty of things your children love)
What was their biggest struggle? (change is in order here)
What is the one thing that you want most to change? (don’t be afraid to change)
What do your children want most to change? (Really listen to your children.)
If you accomplished only one goal for the school year, what would it be? 2 goals? 3 goals? (this helps to set priorities)
If your child(ren) accomplished only one goal for the school year, what would it be? Two goals? (ask your children)
If you could accomplish only goal for each child for the year, what would it be?
Are you spending your time, resources, and energy doing the things that you “say” are important to you?(Be honest with yourself. )
What have you discovered by going through these questions?
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