Using Momentum for Scheduling Your Homeschool

Using Momentum for Scheduling Your Homeschool
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If you’ve been following my previous blog posts, you know I write a lot about scheduling. I like my checklists, for one. I like the sense of control having a good chart gives me.

But as I mentioned in my second book, I also am keenly aware that different personality types benefit from doing different things.

One size does not fit all. Or why homeschool at all?

Enter Momentum

I recently came across this article about how resolutions should take a back seat to momentum. It resonated with me.

I already tackle to my to-do list with this in mind. I make a list of everything I want to do in a set period of time. Then, instead of “eating the frog,” I attempt what seems easiest and the most fun first and begin there.

Pretty soon, I’ve gathered enough momentum and everything is checked off.

Why not apply that to our homeschool schedule, I thought. I decided to try it. If you’re considering the same, give it a try with me.

Here’s How

Make a list of all that needs to get done that week. With the exception of outside classes, everything can be done with momentum.

Don’t try to schedule anything yet. Just make a list of everything. Write down the total number of pages, chapters, goals, and so forth. Then, instead of separating out the days and scheduling each day, just leave it up.

Watch what happens. You might be surprised!

I suspect that if your children are anything like mine, they might just jump on the first thing that grabs their interest and begin it. They might tear through it and decide on the next best thing. Pretty soon, they’ve gathered momentum. It might keep them going.

Be warned, however: this could mean some uneven days. It could even mean that “school work” gets done before half the week is over.

Why not let it?

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Author: Purva Brown

Writer / blogger at http://TheClassicalUnschooler.com - unapologetically blending two seeming opposites.

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