Back-to-School Perspective in Homeschooling

Back-to-School Perspective in Homeschooling


The Fall is the time when the homeschoolers get back into the flow of things. The “back-to-school” time can be rejuvenating for home educators and they are likely to try something new such as an addition of a new subject or moving to the curriculum’s next level. The whirlwind of activities like curriculum, scheduled events, practices and educational endeavours pass so quickly that it is difficult to understand when half of the year is gone. It is like raising a family, where unlike the days, the years pass away quickly.

It is advisable for you to evaluate those things that you want to accomplish this year in your homeschool. You need to decide the ultimate goals for the family and children and find out whether your daily tasks accomplish those goals. This is required so that you do not miss the “important” and deal with only the “urgent.” Some principles are helpful in keeping you on track, throughout the journey of homeschooling. One such principle is that your “destination” is determined by the path or direction of your daily walk. These back-to-school perspectives are useful in keeping you focussed on what is important in your homeschool and your family and kids: