The 2019 Home Schooling Conference came up with some tips for parents who are planning to have this kind of learning setup. Now, this concept is becoming more and more relevant due to the emergence of the coronavirus. With schools closed around the world, several families are now shifting to homeschooling.
However, some are still a little bit lost on how to go about this. With this in mind, here are some tips for an effective homeschooling setup.
Implement A Daily Schedule
Children are used to a set schedule in school. They have specific time slots for their subjects, playtime, and eating time. This is even more flexible at home since you can include some TV breaks, playing with pets, and other activities in the schedule. Just make sure that everything is value-adding physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Pattern With Curriculum
Some parents do not know where to start with their education plans. What you can do is to pattern your topics with their school curriculum. This is to ensure that what your children learn is still on par with what’s expected of them.
Setup An Effective Learning Environment
Even if you’re doing everything at home, you must keep the environment as ‘school-ey’ as possible. This way, they’ll feel more focused and dedicated and will most likely perform better. You can establish this classroom setting by putting aside a designated space just for schoolwork. Once they’re in that area, their minds will shift to a more serious approach.
Use Online Resources
Understand that you cannot draft every lesson plan on your own. The best way to address this is to use online resources. Some various sites and platforms offer free educational content. These sites teach not only subjects but some life skills as well.
Connect With Other Parents
Some of your co-parents at school are also likely implementing the homeschooling approach. As a parent, you should maximize this by connecting with them as well. For one, you can ask for good case practices and implement them as one of your teaching strategies. You may also set up group learning activities so that your kid can practice his or her social skills.