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14 March 2010

Thoughtful Sunday - If you changed your day

If you changed your day, what would it look like? I might have to change my days, but I'm having trouble picturing them. They will have to become much more structured, but I don't know how to do that. I've been homeschooling since my twenty year old son was in seventh grade. I still haven't been able to follow strictly structured days.

I remember being super organized. Data driven. I know how to take user requirements, document them in a project design , code them into software, produce and execute a test-plan, write end-user documentation and user-acceptance plans. I have trained dozens of adults how to use software that I helped to design then checked off the little check-box in my training plan that it was complete.

None of that has anything to do with raising children or educating them. I supposed I could make training plans for the kids. Maybe even put it into a project plan, "You took 2.3 hours to learn long division instead of 2.2. That will set your graduation back to June 1, 2018 at 6:35 pm." Hmmm. Maybe that is not quite the level of detail I would want.

I don't know the right answer.

I do know that the winds of change are blowing through the Magic Schoolhouse whether we want them to or not.


Laughing Lioness said...

I'm thinking of you as you sort through changes. Your blog and comments at TWTM always incourage and inspire me and I know that this challenge will be met with your usual courage and creativity.
Warmly, Lisa

Jana said...

I have a loose plan of what should be finished at weeks end.

I have always wished to be ultra organized and structured. But... even now, it just isn't the way it goes in my home. I am one for following interests and bunny trails. If we are really into something, I just can't say, " Put that up, it's time for XYZ."

I do with you good luck though !