Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

Sanity Savers: Simple Strategies for Successful Homeschooling, Kristi Clover, Part 2

"Simplify: Be practical in homeschooling and prioritize what's truly important." ~ Kristi Clover

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Yvette Hampton sits down with Kristi Clover, a veteran homeschool mom of five and author. Kristi shares her top sanity-saving tips for homeschool moms. Learn how to eliminate morning mayhem, create sustainable routines, and stop unproductive comparisons.

🔍 Key Takeaways: - Training Kids for Independent Work - Simplification in Homeschooling - Handling Different Learning Styles - Importance of Character Over Academics - Dealing with Social Media Pressures

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Come back tomorrow and Thursday for the rest of this conversation with Kristi Clover.

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M.O.M. – Master Organizer of Mayhem, by Kristi Clover

Homeschool Basics, by Kristi Clover

Homeschooling Styles and Methods – Roundtable Discussion and Q&A, with Kristi Clover

More from Kristi Clover on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast


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Discussion Questions:

1. Kristi talks about teaching her children to work independently from an early age. What strategies have you found effective or challenging in fostering independence in your children's learning?

2. The episode highlights the importance of creating routines in a homeschooling environment. Can you share specific routines that have been beneficial or problematic for your family?

3. Kristi discusses simplifying homeschooling by prioritizing certain subjects and activities. How do you determine which areas to prioritize and which to simplify or omit?

4. Comparison and social media can heavily impact the homeschooling experience. How do you manage or mitigate the influence of social media and comparison in your own life?

5. The episode mentions the power of embracing flexibility and changing curricula as needed. Have you ever had to switch curricula mid-year? What was the catalyst, and how did the change impact your homeschooling?

6. Kristi talks about the significant role of character development and heart training in homeschooling. What specific methods or practices do you use to focus on character building in your children's education?

7. In discussing the toxic environment of public schools, how do you approach conversations with others who may not understand or agree with your decision to homeschool?

8. How do you balance the spiritual, educational, and practical aspects of homeschooling to avoid becoming overwhelmed?

9. Kristi mentions the importance of eliminating morning mayhem. What morning routines or practices have you implemented to ensure a smooth start to your homeschooling day?

10. The episode ends with the importance of recognizing God’s hand in education and life. How do you integrate faith and spirituality into your daily homeschooling routine to nurture your children's spiritual growth?

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