Time Management Skills

Your guide to managing your time as a homeschool family!

Time Management for Homeschool Parents

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Are you a homeschool parent? Save time as a homeschool parent by choosing a comprehensive homeschool curriculum.

You will spend less time preparing for the lesson and will save time because many of the curriculums have teacher/parent guides, worksheets, video lessons, activities, and tests.

Time Management for Homeschool Students

Time management is a life skill that is best learned as early as possible.

Learning to prioritize tasks in order of importance and allot enough time to get everything done is such an important lesson that you will take with you throughout your life.

Time management tools like a daily planner or calendar and to do list are all helpful in managing time.

These can be paper notebooks, as simple as a sticky note, a daily planner software app, or the built-in calendar on your laptop.

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Prioritizing Your Marriage

Spending quality time with your spouse is necessary for connection, fellowship, and growth.

If you do not prioritize your marriage, time can get gobbled up by school, work, kids, activities, and appointments.

Set time aside at the beginning of each month to schedule in some quality time with your spouse whether it is a daily devotional together in the morning, a nightly walk after dinner, or a date night two or three times a month.

Making Time for Your Spiritual Growth

Feeding your mind and soul is so important for spiritual growth. Bible studies, Christian podcasts, morning quiet time with God, or walking in the woods and allowing yourself time to breathe and reflect on all of God’s blessings in your life.

These are all ways that we can make time for spiritual growth amid our busy lives.

Time Management in Scripture

Spending time in God’s word seeking His wisdom for your day or in how to overcome a problem is one of the ways that God speaks to us.

“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3.

Time Management Resources

Scheduling Your School Day

You can be the master of your own schedule when you are a homeschooler.

When scheduling your school day, you can start as early as you please, take needed breaks for rest or exercise, or have 3 days on and 2 days off if you prefer to spend more time during those three days on lessons.

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Five Flavors of Homeschooling

The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main flavors of homeschooling: traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, unit studies, unschooling. Find your preferred flavor and learn how to shop for a successful homeschool menu.

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Top Ten Myths About Homeschooling Math

How can we know if the mathematical methods we are using will achieve the desired results in our students? In this workshop, Tom Clark will expose ten common myths about teaching math, and then counter those myths with solid, practical help for parents. You will also leave with a checklist of items which can be used to determine the best math course for your students.

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Meal Planning Made Simple

Tired of searching the pantry for meal fixings at 5pm? From breakfast to dinner and all the snacks in between, our families need to be fed. Meal planning doesn’t have to be a long and elaborate process – it can be detailed or simple – and you CAN do it, in 15 minutes or less!

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Top Ten Myths About Homeschooling Math

How can we know if the mathematical methods we are using will achieve the desired results in our students? In this workshop, Tom Clark will expose ten common myths about teaching math, and then counter those myths with solid, practical help for parents. You will also leave with a checklist of items which can be used to determine the best math course for your students.

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How to Simplify Your Homeschooling

Homeschool families tend to bite off more than they can chew when it comes to curriculum choices. We fall in love with all the “shiny and fun” curriculum without coming up with a game plan for how to implement it all. Often times, we need to simplify what we are doing and even (gasp) ditch a little curriculum here and there. This practical workshop is filled with creative ideas on how to supplement what you are already doing and easily plan out a simpler homeschool year (maybe even without curriculum for some subjects).

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The Secret to Homeschool Freedom

The best way to safeguard the future is to learn from the past. Homeschooling’s history of close calls and exciting victories sheds light on upcoming challenges to homeschool freedom. Come hear the secret to keeping homeschool freedom free.

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Approaches to Christian Homeschooling

Are you looking for the best way to give your kids a Christian education? Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing curriculum? Not sure what is best for your kids? Not sure what is best for you to teach? Kerry uses Christian principles to help you set goals and match the right approach for your child. She discusses Charlotte Mason, Classical, Unit Studies, Principle, Unschooling and Leadership Approaches to homeschooling kids at different levels. Discover what is best for your Christian homeschooling.

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Motivating Reluctant Learners

Could you use some encouragement and strategies to help re-ignite your student? If so, this session is for you! Research is showing that curiosity could be the key to motivating kids to learn. With a little?theory” and a whole lot of practical application, Krisa will equip parents with the tools they need to tap into their child’s God given gift of curiosity, and motivate their reluctant learner.

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