In my previous articles about whether to keep homeschooling next year and concerns about friends, I discussed some concerns that you might have as you’re starting to think of homeschooling next year.
You might also just feel tired of working so hard at educating your child/children. It would be so much easier to send the kids to school! Or would it?
There are even solutions for this possible issue! Here are some examples:
- Consider starting a co-op group. A co-op group is a co-operative effort on the part of a few moms who start sharing the load of teaching. We have a co-op at my house on Mondays. One mom teaches Sign Language, another teaches Writing, another Science, yet another Educational Games and lastly another mom teaches History. This way, I prepare in much greater detail for one or two subjects that I’m teaching than if I had to teach all these subjects and make it fun. It’s like bartering, you help me with teaching my child Writing and I help you by teaching your child History. Get the idea? There are so many different ways this can work, your imagination is the limit! I will be offering a group homeschool coaching tele-workshop soon to help homeschoolers who want some help with this. You can look at what I will offer at joyfuljourneycoaching.com
- Consider outsourcing some classes that you do not enjoy teaching to trusted teachers you might know e.g. some areas have centers where children can take classes a la carte and you can sign up for some of those and not have to do all the prep work yourself.
- If you have a really hard time with Math or some other subject, you might want to consider employing a tutor for whatever subject you are having trouble with.
- You could also consider buying boxed curriculum that already has everything included and you don’t have to prepare hardly anything.
- Consider joining a charter school like CAVA where you are supplied with online curriculum and supplies and a computer for your child to do their school work. You will be much less involved.
- If your child is in high school, consider outsourcing to a local community college for some of the subjects. Your child might also be able to earn dual-credit this way.
I hope this has helped inspire you with some new ideas to empower you as you start thinking about the next school year.