Sunday, April 26, 2009

How do I do it effectively on my own?

A reader asks:

How do I do it effectively on my own?"


Tami's response:

"It would depend on your definition of "effectively." From Dictionary.com, effectively means:"



ef⋅fec⋅tive 
 /ɪˈfɛktɪv/ Show Spelled
Pronunciation
[i-fek-tiv] Show IPA
–adjective
1.
adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the
intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps
toward
peace.
2.
actually in operation or in force; functioning: The
law becomes
effective at midnight.
3.
producing a deep or vivid
impression; striking:
an effective photograph.
4.
prepared and
available for service, esp.
military service.
–noun
5.
a member of
the armed forces fit for duty
or active service.
6.
the effective
total of a military force.
Origin:
1350–1400; ME < L effectīvus
practical, equiv. to effect(us), ptp. of
efficere (see effect )
+ -īvus -ive
Related forms:
ef⋅fec⋅tive⋅ly, adverb
ef⋅fec⋅tive⋅ness,
ef⋅fec⋅tiv⋅i⋅ty,
noun

"This would also go back to my advice to have a mission statement and goals for your homeschool. What is the end result that you are trying to achieve in homeschooling? The goals will differ from family to family, and sometimes, it might even vary from student to student in your homeschool."


"You need to know where you want to go in order to map out an educational plan. The goals of our homeschool cannot by judged by someone else, since they may desire a different outcome. Of course, we all want to cover the basics (reading, writing, and arithmetic). But you will want to gear your student's education toward the goal of preparing him or her for adulthood."


"In closing, I encourage you to now compare yourself and your homeschool to someone else's standard, but spend some time digging deep within yourself to establish a mission statement and goals."


Until next time, Tami


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2 Comments:

At 12:54 PM , Blogger Mrs. C said...

Oooh, and all this time I thought I was *effective* when I got the whole box done in a year. Making a mission statement is a great idea!

 
At 2:34 PM , Blogger Dodie said...

It is always good to be reminded about the importance of goal-setting and being aware of where we are going. Good reminders!

 

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