While we know that our students can suffer from "the blank page syndrome" when it comes to writing assignments, we adults can become paralyzed by the pen as well. In a world where people rarely temper their thoughts on social media, we increasingly have issues committing our plans to paper in a way that is thoughtful, strategic, intentional, and comprehensive. For our homeschools to thrive, then, we need to be willing to commit our "essentials" to paper so that we can be accountable to see those points put into action on a daily basis. So, what are your essentials not only for the education you deliver to your child(ren) but for the kind of people you want to mentor them, and in the process yourselves, to be?
This is not an article that will tell you what to put down as your "essentials" but, rather, how to approach this often elusive subject. So, let's look at a few operating principles to consider when working with your spouse to define your list and execute your plan.
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Homeschooling since 2000, Carol shares in her blog observations, confessions, information, and musings that help provide perspective and inspiration for homeschooling moms.