Are you constantly wishing for a the gravel from the court scene of the movie you saw in order to bring your homeschool class to order? Is the noise level becoming too loud for you to handle? Then you need to take a look at these ideas. Keeping the peace in a homeschool classroom can become a daunting task if the homeschool teacher does not have standard operating procedures in place. Here are some suggestions.
Three Before Me
This quite literally means that the homeschool student has to try three sources of information before coming to the homeschool teacher to ask for any clarification. It could be their peers in the classroom, a book that can give them good references on the topic, or even an internet website that may have articles on what they seek. Only when they have tried three sources and still not understood what they need to know can they approach the homeschool parent.
This is a system that works well with the slightly older homeschool students who have a good idea about how to access information from different places. It serves to make them more independent as well as giving them the confidence in learning on their own. It also gives them focus and patience when they really want to know something and realize that they need to speak with the homeschool parent to sort this out.
The Attention Seeking Tap
The younger children in the homeschool classroom can be more prone to making a racket and demanding attention. For them the homeschool teacher can institute this standard operating procedure. If they have a query and the homeschool teacher is busy with another child, they can come and give the parent a tap on the forearm. The parent will give them a tap back on their forearm to acknowledge their need.
The child must then wait by them silently till they are addressed. This allows the homeschool teacher to finish what they have started with the other homeschool student, while being aware that the younger sibling needs their attention. It will cut down the temper tantrums and noise level in the homeschool classroom.