3 Quick TipsHomeschooling with Dr. Kimberly Berens
Let’s start with a quick exercise. Raise your hand if you have now morphed into a part-time teacher. Most hands are up, right? This has been quite the year—challenge after challenge—and homeschooling has been a big part of it for the parents out there. From staying on top of our own careers while trying to maintain a small slice of sanity, we somehow managed to “zoom” into the education world for our children, as well. Never have we felt so much respect for teachers! As many of us continue to homeschool, it’s time to reframe our approach, regain our control, and start to feel empowered.
Enter Kimberly Berens’ Fit Learning method. Her book, Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and the Science That Can Save Them, is a must-read for both parents and teachers on how to effectively educate our students by learning to see them as individuals and discovering their blind spots. Based in behavioral science, the approach explained in the book allows us to improve how our students understand and move forward. And as our kids start to crush their goals, we can get back to ours, too. Here, we highlight a few key takeaways from Dr. Berens’ methods… we’re planning to start applying them today.