Presented by Brenda Haws, Owner of New Commonwealth Schools and Mentor to homeschool co-ops across the country.
Hi, I am Brenda Haws and I have been coaching Commonwealths and co-ops for over 20 years. I understand what makes groups successful and what makes them fail. I clearly understand the need for community, and I help groups nationwide become the absolute best in their area! I like to say that my group is the best, and the people I work with are of the highest caliber, but that has been the case no matter where I have lived. I also know that you can have what I have and I will work my tail off to help you make that happen!
Making the same mistakes...
...over and over again leads to burnout and emotional distress. Not just for you, but also for the others in your co-op or Commonwealth School.
Why repeat the misery? When you can efficiently and effectively learn and grow from both the successes and the mistakes!
Evaluate is a big word.
It's a huge word in corporations and massive educational entities.
But it is just as important for you, the leader of a homeschool co-op or Commonwealth School.
If you haven't been effectively evaluating your school year, then you have been missing out on one of the most productive tools you have within your reach.
You might be a small group or a large one. It doesn't really matter, what matters is that you are constantly improving.
What matters is that the students and parents in your school are feeling the growth and the joy that comes from attending.
What matters is that your own children are getting the absolute best of what is available.
What matters is that you actually see what you are capable of!
I know this might feel overwhelming. I have been there. I've been the one who felt like I was doing it all by myself, and what was I capable of as a mom of 6 young kids? What could our co-op provide for them?
Well, I will share how I found out what I was capable of and how I got the Commonwealth School that I am part of today.
And I am going to tell you that some of the things we do are going to blow your mind.
The students that finish our program know what they have accomplished and that being a part of our school is a privilege they are proud of.
I know, because they come back to me after being in the world for a bit and tell me stories about how prepared they were to take on college classes, trade schools, or entrepreneurial adventures, and they tell me that they are head and shoulders above their peers!
The parents say things like these parents: