As we gear up for a new school year, I wanted to offer five suggestions for our new learning coaches out there as they begin to learn how to manage living the online education lifestyle.
Plan but Be Flexible
Whenever I start something new – a new school year, hobby, route, I know that the key is to plan as best as I can. It’s no different when it comes to being a learning coach. You have to spend some time planning out what your children are going to do and how it’s all going to be managed.
Many people don’t consider that when your kids are schooling online at home, making sure the household stuff gets done has to be accounted for and planned. Dinner, the endless piles of laundry, chores, family down time – it all has to be managed.
Life rarely goes as planned though, so you have to be flexible. Your internet access may go down, your little one may get strep, or you as their parent/learning coach may get the flu (let’s hope this NEVER happens) –whatever the case, make a point to plan for rainy day scenarios too!
Here are some great sites to help you create a plan: