Structure creates a calming environment. Everyone knows what is expected of them. It keeps your mind off what’s going on outside. You exercise your mind and grow – with the hope that we all come out of this a little stronger and a little smarter.
I will be explaining how to use scrum to manage your kids homeschooling …
As a father, I am now required to be more active in my children’s education. Parents tend to take school for granted and when the kids are thrust into this situation the parents need to setup and do more. Regardless of what you were doing previously – the level of involvement will increase dramatically.
I was mildly involved with the children’s education before – encouraged them to try different things – purchased educational and creative games – signed them up for some coding classes. I relied heavily on their schoolteachers for their education.
While we are very lucky – the girls’ school has gone online, and they have video calls with their teachers nearly ever day and a fair amount of homework – some of the parents out there are not as lucky and how have to spend time and energy keeping their kids educated and entertained as well as trying to navigate work from home or possibly even job loss.
It can be overwhelming …
If you put it into perspective – the “before corona” weekday activities looked like:
Their day was full. I only had to talk to my kids for 5 minutes a day.
Now the “after corona” weekday activities look like:
You finally realize your kids teachers should be paid a billion dollars a year to manage your offspring.
In the next post we will discuss some of the tools you can use to manage your “project”.