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Step 7 - Adapt to improve your homeschool

You will always get what you’ve always got
when you always do what you’ve always done


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So if you want to get other things than you do currently, change something ! If one gets into the habit of consistently evaluating progress, it will regularly be apparent that one is either on track or off track. The decision to make then is to either get back on track or to change direction. This step is about deciding what to do …and not be afraid of making decisions !

What is it about ?

You are at the last step which will only take you back to step 1 to continuously improve your homeschool process ! But do not despair – it is only the first time that it will take long and be difficult, every time thereafter will be easier to do the steps. If you have found that during your measurement step things are not going as you wanted and progress do not seem to be as it should, then it is now the time for you to make appropriate changes. The purpose is of course to get back on schedule, and back on track. Or else change your vision and goals.

Often when one is new to homeschooling, you are so afraid to make decisions . It is true that a decision to homeschool is a serious one, but it is also a journey you are on, and with God’s gracious leading you will not fail as you listen to His guidance.

Just like you correct your child’s written work, you can correct your course to continue to your goals.  This may mean changes to the Vision, or the Course of Study, or maybe the Approach you are following, or even the Curriculum or maybe even just the Schedule.   Usually people think it is the curriculum that is not working, but remember it can also be your expectations.  The good news is that if you measure regularly, then you will also regularly be adjusting your plans or your actions to fit your plans.  The cycle of continuous improvement is happening when you go through the cycle again and again to improve. It is therefore not really something you can say you are done with, you are only done with steps in the process.

Step 7 is therefore about deciding what you will do when things are not going as planned more than what to do if everything is going as planned. It is about making decisions and trying again. It is about adjusting either actions or expectations as you start the whole 7 Step process again to incorporate the changes.

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For an example of what we have done Go to Step 7 Adapt to improve personal

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Step 1 Vision

Step 2 Approaches

Step 3 Course of study

Step 4 Curriculum

Step 5 Plan and do

Step 6 Measure and reward

Step 7 Adapt to improve

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