Thursday, February 28, 2019

Homeschooling the Teen Years - Teacher Inservice Days

Teaching teens is stressful.

Staying on top of schedules, hormones, deadlines, and a step ahead in increasingly complicated subjects can be overwhelming - multiplied exponentially by the number of teenagers you are teaching.

You will be a better teacher (not to mention a better mother) if you give yourself a day from time to time to study ahead, de-stress, file some of those forms that come with graduating seniors and working teens, and maybe (just maybe) catch up on the laundry.

Your home is your classroom.  Your life is part of the learning.  It's difficult to homeschool effectively if either one is falling apart. When chaos closes in, as it will from time to time, take my advice, and take a day to pull yourself together to return ready and refreshed tomorrow.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Dawn said...

Yes, Your laundry room looks lovely.
Blessings, Dawn

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks. That's a pic from several years ago, lol. I wish I could say it was that laundry free today :)

Ticia said...

I needed this reminder and will start looking at doing that more regularly with my kids.