The Unplanned Homeschooler: My Disorganized Path to Homeschooling Success
I never planned to be a homeschooler, but circumstances catapulted me into this lifestyle, ready or not. I did my best to tackle every facet of the job in an orgnized manner, until my grand plans imploded and I found myself struggling and overwhelmed. That’s when I threw my planner out the window and started over, in a much more relaxed state of mind, writing everything in pencil this time! Read about my journey, and discover that you are not alone. Homeschooling doesn’t have to be so stressful. You can follow a flexible, spontaneous and yes, even a disorganized path to success!
I never planned to be a homeschooler, but circumstances conspired to lead me down this path, so I decided that if I was going to homeschool my kids, I was going to do it right. I had to make a plan and stick to it.
Wading out into uncharted waters alone, I chose my curriculum, scheduled our weeks and set out on a course to homeschooling success. But the planner I clung to like a life preserver started to fail when, just weeks into our first semester, life got stormy and threw off all my careful designs.
I was in over my head and sinking fast as I realized I needed a new plan. One that didn’t involve an overly complicated planner filled out weeks ahead of time in ink.
As I adjusted to life as a homeschooler, I came to accept that flexibility would be the key to our family’s success. My kids learned best when I adapted my style to their needs and worked with the ebb and flow of their natural rhythms.
This book is an account of my journey from a stressed out, overly-planned, unhappy homeschooler to the flexible and relaxed educator I am today. Well, most days anyway.
I’ve learned to embrace the unexpected, to grab learning opportunities when they come our way and to remember that even the best laid plans are just a rough draft when you’re dealing with kids.
I am the Unplanned Homeschooler, and I am disorganized and perpetually running late. But I am totally successful when it comes to teaching my kids. I’ve managed to let go of the planner and happily enjoy life and learning on the go.
The Unplanned Homeschooler
Tavia Fuller Armstrong, The Unplanned Homeschooler, is a featured contributor to Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine. She has published multiple books and other rescources for homeschoolers. Look for Tavia’s products on the Unplanned Homeschooler website, on Amazon and CreateSpace, and coming soon to the Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine Marketplace!
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