For thirty somethings that are in school trying to add to their resume and move to higher income brackets going for more schooling is the answer for many. Making the school experience successful for an adult with obligations such as work, house duties, a spouce and children is a hard thing to do. As I finally received my degree at 35 , I took a hard look at what it took now, versus what it would take someone fresh out of high school. There is a significant difference, so the approach that adding school to a busy adult's life, needs to be handled in a very special way. I will detail some of the tools that I used to manage my school life in a way that I could still take care of some of my home duties.
The first would be a Phablet (phone /tablet) . Not an iPhone not a regular smartphone. When the girls need to get to dance , the boy needs to get to football practice and the wife's van needs servicing, time is a premium. The key to this is to use google docs so that you do your homework where ever you are. Having a large phone can a parent it is hard to nail down open windows of time during the week. The key is to be able to work on tasks in those stolen moments. Some examples of stolen moments:
- Waiting in the grocery checkout line.
- In the bathroom (yep).
- Pretty much any time that you would normally play candy crush saga, replace it with homework.