Tuesday, April 7, 2020

How to Handle Homeschooling

It’s safe to say that things are very different in life at the moment. We’re all staying in and having to make huge adjustments to the way we’d normally live our lives. However, we all know that it’s for a very good reason. Right now, Covid-19 is such a huge threat. It’s taking lots of lives and spreading incredibly fast, so it’s good for us all to be able to do our bits and stay home. But that can also mean that you have to get used to a few new things. Which can include establishing a new routine working from home and homeschooling too. Balancing both can be hard. However, it doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Instead, you just need to make sure that you work through the tips below.

Create A Routine

To begin with, you’re going to want to make sure that you are able to create a routine for your days. While this doesn’t have to be set in stone, having a loose idea can often help you to feel like you’ve got this down. So establish different slots in your day and what you’re going to do in each.

Keep It Simple

Then, you’re going to want to make sure that you cover the basics but that you’re not doing too much. There’s no need to do a million things or opt for complex classes. Instead, make sure that you cover reading or literacy, maths, and then something creative and active too. Or, go by the guidance your children’s school has given.

Use The Right Resources

Now, sometimes you may need to make sure that you have the right resources in place to help you teach. Do you have lesson plans or fun but educational activities for your kids to do at the right ages? Maybe you even need to search for dyslexia resources to help your children that need it? This may mean that the teaching is much easier for you in general.

Mix Things Up

From here, you’re then going to want to do what you can really try and mix the day up. Nobody wants to be bored or whiney. So think about the different activities you can do. Maybe you like the idea of adding in some home PE lessons or something creative? Get online and have a look at different ideas to inspire you so that you can shake up each day.

Don’t Put Too Much Pressure On Yourself

Finally, you’re going to want to make sure that you can do what you need to get done and that’s it. It’s easy to feel guilty. That you’re not doing enough or that you’re not a great teacher -  but none of this matters. You’re trying and that’s the most important part. Remember, you’re not a teacher and you’re not meant to be. So don’t put too much pressure on yourself – or your children. Just do what you can and make sure that you all enjoy this time together as it can be tough.

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