Shared Vision establishes expectations for an environment or a discussion.
Many times children aren't on the same page as adults about expectations. This can lead to frustration and arguments. Parents and/or guardians can use a Shared Vision to make expectations clear and prevent conflict.
A Shared Vision can be made for different scenarios and events that take place throughout the day. For example, parents and guardians can do a Shared Vision for home schooling currently taking place. The parent and/or guardian may have certain expectations for home schooling to go well with their children. These can be any or all of the following examples of expectations:
1 - To start home schooling with your child/children at a certain time of the morning
2 - Have work assignments done in a timely manner
3 - Children to work quietly on an assignement as parent and/or guardian may have responsibilties themselves to complete as they work from home too
Children may have expectations as well, such as the following:
1 - Take breaks during home schooling
2 - Have fun with parent/guardian while home schooling
3 - Receive patience and help from parent and/or guardian when facing difficulty with a school assignment
Follow these steps to create your own Shared Vision at home:
Example of what a Shared Vision can look like:
Example of what a Shared Vision may contain under each section:
Here is a quick video about PAX Tools Shared Vision:
Here is another video of a Shared Vision where you can see an example of how to create a Shared Vision of your own with your child/children:
Here are some resources, templates and handouts that will aide you in creating your own Shared Vision with your child/children at home: