• Discipleship

    Raising our children and educating them could be described as, "a long obedience in the same direction." The longer we homeschool, the more we believe that to be obedient, to stay on the "narrow pathway" that Jesus described, we need the Lord desperately, and we also need each other.

  • Encouragement

    Encourage means, "to inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten."


    "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up." I Thessalonians 5:11

Wandering Wednesday: Yearly Evaluation


For many years, I measured our homeschool success by the number of books we completed and what academics we managed to get done each day. I didn’t really know how to evaluate our year. I spent valuable time grieving over what I thought was failure, unsure of what to change to improve our children’s education. Before I could begin planning for our next school term, my year-end evaluation always loomed before me, casting the shadow of a menacing giant.

In Oklahoma, any annual evaluations we choose to do are solely for our own benefit; and it is to our benefit that we learn to look objectively over the past several months. How can we take the information we have gleaned and make it productive in planning for next year?

The following questions have been a valuable tool in my yearly evaluation...read more here.



Susan Chrisman is a twenty-five year homeschool veteran, Susan Chrisman has served with her husband on the Oklahoma Christian Home Educators' Consociation board since 2001 and edits OCHEC publications. Susan also co-directs the Charlotte Mason discussion group of Oklahoma City. She published The Practical Planner for Home Education, and founded a resource service, Lifelong Learners, to encourage parents in training and educating their children. The Chrismans have five children and three grandsons.

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