The habit of full attention.
The habit of best effort.
Would your home school be any different if your students had those two habits?
Here are two tips to help you reinforce them—the last tips in this series.
Tip #4: Keep lessons short and focused.
It’s like training for a marathon.
Start by running a short distance.
Once you have conquered that short distance, nudge it a little longer.
Then a little longer.
But start short to cultivate the habit of “pay attention for the whole lesson.”
Tip #5: Emphasize quality over quantity.
Insist that the short lessons be done right the first time.
“Do it right the first time, and you’re done.”
“Do it sloppily the first time, and you have to do it over.”
They’re smart; they catch on pretty quickly.