We all have good intentions. We might have nicely made lesson plans or we might have a general idea of what we want to accomplish during the school day. At the very least, we all desire to have a productive homeschool day. And then the day gets started and after what seems like a gazillion interruptions we realize it is 11:00 and you have accomplished almost nothing! In this episode, I share the strategies I use to minimize distractions so our homeschool day stays on track.
What we talked about
- Your day starts the night before. As cliche as this may sound, it is so true. What we do to help our day get started off on the right foot.
- Reduce decision fatigue and eliminate distractions. The notifications I turn off so I do not have to choose whether I should interrupt lessons or not.
- The mindset that has helped me eliminate many distractions. Home educating your children is a profession so I try to guard our school day ferociously.
- Tips for a successful homeschool day including how we use timers to increase attention, what I do during lesson time, how incorporating movement breaks helps us stay focused, and how an independent work basket can help your children keep working even you are not available.