Good time management is the key to a successful homeschool. This means that parents and students need to be managing their time well.
I have found task lists to be invaluable for our homeschool. Each of our students has a three ring binder that holds their weekly lists. (I've attached our fourth grade student’s task list.) These lists also serve as our records since my children enter page numbers for their curriculum. It is our goal to have them finish their task list each day before they can do anything else.