Co-op Benefits

BENEFITS OF BEING IN THE CO-OP

For the Students

  • Learn to submit to authority other than the parents
  • Gain valuable study skills
    • Listening/being attentive
    • Sitting still
    • Note-taking
    • Test-taking
    • Organizing
    • THINKING
  • Learn important and in-depth information about a variety of useful subjects
  • Learn group skills: planning, thinking, cooperating, corroborating, having respect for one another
  • Develop practical recess skills such as throwing a good pass or practicing good chatting skills!
  • Learn and practice several character traits
  • Gain self-discipline skills:
    • following a schedule
    • meeting deadlines
    • being prompt
    • being responsible
    • responding under pressure
  • Learn patriotic songs and the pledge of allegiance – and what they really mean
  • Develop lasting and meaningful friendships and learn how to relate positively to others
  • Practice valuable clean-up or child-sitting skills
  • Have an opportunity for public speaking and being on stage
  • Practice becoming an independent life-long learner and being self-motivated
  • Develop the ability to work with others, become unselfish and learn to be satisfied
  • Gain the skills vital to success in college and career
  • Learn to be responsible for personal items

For the Teachers / “Moms”

  • Develop effective teaching skills
  • Be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d in areas you didn’t know you could be!
  • Gain an education that you missed while growing up
  • Fill your mind with all kinds of interesting tidbits (a walking encyclopedia!)
  • Become patient, tolerant and self-controlled
  • Get to know new and exciting people
  • Develop friendships and a deeper bond of Christian sisterhood
  • Adapt to working alongside others who have differing views, ideas and strengths
  • Be challenged to be all you can be!
  • Learn to be prompt, orderly, versatile and more organized
  • Re-learn patriotic songs that you haven’t sung in a long time
  • Learn and practice character traits along with your children
  • Understand the meaning of the pledge of allegiance
  • Practice accountability, responsibility, and charity
  • Develop the ability to plan and/or do clever skits in front of an audience
  • Become a good problem-solver
  • Create exciting lesson plans and actually use them successfully
  • Self-confidence and realize your call to homeschool is a noble and worthwhile ambition
  • Gain insights into other families’ home-school philosophies and how-to’s
  • Have the opportunity to learn subjects that you are unfamiliar with or are uncomfortable teaching
  • Practice COOPERATION
  • In short, become a better teacher, a better friend, a better person