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.


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.

Reduce decision fatigue by reducing or eliminating distractions. Crystal Wagner

Links and resources mentioned on the show

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