Webster defines success as a favorable or desired outcome. As homeschoolers, we look for signs of success every day. Is Billy getting his multiplication tables down? Has Susie learned all of her spelling words? Is little Johnny’s handwriting legible? We spend lots of money on THE curriculum that will ensure success. We write lesson plans, chore assignments, and list of things to do so that each day will be as successful as possible.
But is that all there is to it? When it’s all said and done and these children we have loved, nurtured, and taught are all grown up and on their own, how will we know if we have been successful in our teaching?
This week, the TOS Homeschool Crew tackles this very challenging question:
How do you measure success in your homeschool?
Brandy, from Kingdom Academy, has decided that character is just as important as academics when measuring success in “Sink or Swim“.
At Circling Through This Life, Tess looks for outward signs in “The Measure of Success.”
Jill, from Clark Clan Craziness, has a unique perspective, in that she has graduated one student from homeschool and sent him off to college. Read what she thinks about this subject as she spends some time “Ruminating on Success“.
Jane found her secret to success in “No Attitude“, and you might be surprised to find out what that is. Read all about it on her blog, Mozi Esmé.
At Ozark Ramblings, Beth poses 3 questions that help her measure success in “so what am I hoping for when homeschool is done?“
Find out what April thinks about “Defining Success in Our Homeschool” on her blog, Eclectic Montage.
At Homeschool Coffee Break, Kym is “Measuring Success” by setting goals and then evaluating the results.
At Lighthouse Classical Academy, Marisa is “Measuring Success” on a daily basis, and with long-term goals in mind.
Heather is “Measuring Success God’s Way“, at Blessings Pour Out, where scripture is her guide.
Finally, “True Success” can be found in a life well lived, according to Jennifer at A Glimpse of Our Life.
How do you measure success in your homeschool? Leave us a comment. We’d love to hear your answer to that question!