I don’t know about anyone else that homeschools but we have recently taken the drastic move of accountability here in The Rogers Academy. If you read my blog at all then you have heard me lamenting how our work just never seems to get done. I plan out this fantastic semesters then end up feeling defeated because we never finish them. Ugh!
This past week, we instituted Dad as Principal. I had called an emergency family meeting where I vented my frustration about our inability to finish our work. Before either child had the chance to throw me under the bus, I admitted my own faults as well. Alas , that was a bitter pill to swallow. Showing humility in front of your children is a necessary evil in life.
After listening to the many excuses that spewed out out of my demon children, Dad announced some shocking changes. Well in all honesty, I was not shocked. We had already discussed what the changes would be during our 5 mile run earlier in the day. Shhh, don’t tell the children. Mondays at lunch , we will present to Principal Dad last week’s plans, completed or not. If not completed, then a reason must be given . Regardless, Principal Dad reserves the right to determine punishment if necessary.
Everyone needs accountability. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this sooner. Everyone has worked so much more efficiently knowing that we have to account for ourselves on Monday.
So, tell me. What do you do for accountability in your homeschool?