Learning about loop scheduling five years ago was one of the best things that ever happened to my homeschool. Suddenly I was able to schedule my day in such a way that I never stressed about missing a day in the schedule. Other times, I have used block schedules with much success in my Morning Time to be able to enjoy more subjects in a year.
Both types of scheduling are handy and have benefits. Both types also inspire tons of questions from listeners. So today Dawn and I are happy to bring you a podcast all about blocks, loops, and other schedule options for your Morning Time. Enjoy!
Links and Resources from Today’s Show
- SPONSOR: Lauri Toys
- Homeschool Hobby Snapshot: Photography with Heather Tully
- Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
- The Scholé Sisters Podcast
- Classical Academic Press
- YMB #12 Teaching From Rest in Morning Time: A Conversation with Sarah Mackenzie
- Dawn’s Morning Time Plans Post
- Loop Scheduling vs. Block Scheduling: Which is right for your Homeschool?
- Loop Schedule Webinar for Homeschoolers
- Loop Schedule for Morning Time
- Block Schedule Webinar for Homeschoolers
- Homeschool Block Scheduling Webinar
- The Big Basket
- Plan Your Year Planning Kit
- Free Homeschool Planning Mini Kit
- Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace
- Middle Ages Morning Term 1 Time Plans
- Middle Ages Morning Term 2 Time Plans
- Advent Morning Time Plans
- Back-to-School Morning Time Plans Backpack
- Getting Started with Latin
- Song School Latin
- Laying down the Rails
- Simply Charlotte Mason
- My Book House (12 Volume Set)
- Childcraft: The How & Why Library (15 Volume Set)
Plan Your Year Planning KitHomeschool Planning Mini KitThe Big BasketMiddle Ages Term 1 Morning Time PlansMiddle Ages Term 2 Morning Time PlansBack-to-School Morning Time Plans BackpackTeaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable PeaceGetting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any AgeSong School Latin (Student Book and CD) (English and Latin Edition)Laying down the Rails : A Charlotte Mason Habits HandbookMy Book House (12 Volume Set)Childcraft: The How & Why Library (15 Volume Set)
Key Ideas about Loops, Blocks, and Other Schedule Options
- There are a few different ways to set up a Morning Time schedule. You could use loop scheduling or block scheduling. The main goal of loop scheduling is to relieve some of the stress of the plan because you simply make a list of all the things you want to get through and then you simply move through the list one thing at a time.
- Block scheduling would focus more on giving a larger chunk of time to a specific subject on a certain day. It is possible to mix loop and block scheduling by having a block for a group of subjects that are looped throughout that block. You can even have multiple loops happening in one day.
- Setting time limits on activities in Morning Time will help keep things moving. You don’t want the day to get stuck on one thing for too long and keep you from moving on to the other subjects you had planned.
Find What you Want to Hear
- [4:05] Meet Dawn and hear about how she discovered Morning Time
- [12:05] defining loop scheduling
- [14:22] defining block scheduling and variations of it
- [20:30] time limits in Morning Time
- [24:30] mixing loop and block scheduling
- [30:56] Latin in Morning Time
- [36:02] how to loop schedule without confusing yourself
- [38:25] using multiple loops in Morning Time
- [43:00] setting up a loop schedule
- [45:30] alternating subjects
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