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The Homeschool Minute ~ Todd Wilson

by / Friday, 03 January 2014 / Published in Advertisement, Blog, Weekly Newsletter-The Homeschool Minute
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How Can I Improve My School Year?

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Happy New Year!!! Yeah, that was just a little too perky for me, too. I know there are people who just love charging into the New Year, but I ain’t one of them. In fact, if I could hang onto this holiday vacation mode for another two or three weeks, I would. But I guess we’ve got to start sometime and tomorrow or MONDAY is as good a time as any (go with Monday).

 

I just have a little advice for improving the coming year:

  1. Be real. If you’re dying inside, want to vomit each time you think about your lesson plan, or just don’t feel very perky . . . then tell someone. Who cares what they might think (they probably feel about the same as you do), just tell them.
  2. Make relationships your priority. Don’t focus on the subjects and lessons, but on the children you have the privilege of doing the lessons and subjects with.
  3. Smile more. Use your face as the barometer of your homeschool success. If you’re smiling, you’re doing well. If your face isn’t happy, you’re off track.
  4. Don’t compare. Just about all comparisons are poison to the soul. Can I be blunt? Facebook is all about comparisons and will not only nibble away the time you spend with your family, but will also skew how you view your husband, children, and homeschool. Can I encourage you to lessen your time on the big blue F?
  5. Sign your husband up for my weekly encouragement for dads. It’s just a short little email that I send out to thousands of dads to remind them of what really matters. That way I can encourage him, and you don’t have to nag him. It’s a win, win!

You’re doing a great job. Have a great new year . . . when you start on MONDAY!!!

 

Be real,

Todd

 

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