The following is written by contributor Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy.
The older I get, the more aware I am that effective homeschool time management must include effective energy management.
Creating a schedule that really hums for our family requires more than just shifting blocks of time around in Google Calendar or the DayTimer. We also need to strategically take energy reserves, emotional needs, stress levels, and self-care into account.
The potential land mines that can blow up your homeschool day are many, for kids and for grown-ups.
Having an awareness of what punches your buttons—and scheduling accordingly—can mean the difference between a successful homeschool day (week/month/year) and one that goes up in smoke.