AHEART #30 | How To Homeschool Preschoolers & Other Resistant Students

January 20, 2021, 7:45 am

These days it seems that every mom now has some experience teaching her kids at home.  If not already homeschooling, 2020 threw millions of families into remote learning.   Not surprisingly, many felt like they were drowning.  In the end, if you have a child who has zero interest in learning, you’ll want to listen to today’s episode. I’ll be talking all about how to homeschool preschoolers and other resistant learners.

Whether you are a seasoned homeschool mom or if you are teaching your children at home for the first time, you know it’s not an easy feat.

How to Homeschool Preschoolers & Other Resistant Learners

Engagement is a HUGE issue when homeschooling preschoolers and other distracted kids.  If you have a preschooler, a kindergartener, or if you’re your child’s resistant to learning, you get this. As a matter of fact, teaching any unengaged student can feel like stapling jello to a wall.

Part of the problem is that many parents believe homeschool life is “supposed” to look like traditional school. Ultimately, this belief leads to resistance and so much stress in our homeschools. 

So what do we do when homeschooling a preschooler or other resistant learner?

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How do you engage resistant students in learning?

In this episode, I’ll offer the reasons why students hate learning. Moreover, I’ll tell you what you can do to change that in your homeschool.

Then I specifically discuss one simple strategy that I use to engage my 6 year-old son in learning. (Hint… I use it with my older children as well as myself.

Hint… It works for all people as a strategy to help us all overcome the obstacle of having to do that which we really don’t want to do.)

Internal Motivation Is Key With Resistant Learners

Above all, whether your homeschooling preschool or high school, the principle behind this technique has universal application. So please stop beating your momma head up against the wall. Afterwards, try this homeschool teaching tip to engage your child in learning!

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Hey, friend, in today’s episode, we are going to talk about how do we engage our resistant learners. How do we engage our preschoolers?  And how do we engage any distracted or resistant student? How do we get people to do that which they are not intrinsically motivated to do?  In the end, how do we increase engagement?

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  • [02:49] Homeschooling
  • [03:42] Engagement
  • [05:02] Learning & Stress
  • [07:18] Perceived Weakness VS Strength
  • [08:00] Teaching Example
  • [09:54] Win, Win. Amen

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