Posts by: Mindy
How Do Learning Pods Work? How Do I Set One Up?
The concept of a learning pod–a group of families who band together for regular learning and interaction–evolved more recently as a method of pooling resources and embedding limited socialization during pandemic shutdowns. Learning pods, also known as microschools, bring together several families of same- or mixed-aged students to share in an educational experience. Since their […]
Want a Different School Solution? Explore These Education Options
Public education in the United States has a long history with many success stories. However, your local brick and mortar public school–or even private school–may not be the best choice for every student. More and more, families are responding to inequities in education, concerns over bullying, school violence, dissatisfaction related to quality, or other personal […]
My Child Has Poor Behavior at School. Can Homeschooling Help?
If your child struggles with meeting behavioral expectations at school, then homeschooling may be the solution. Rather than anguishing over thoughts like “my teenager is failing school and doesn’t care” or wondering how to satisfy teachers’ requests for consistency and discipline, you may want to consider homeschooling to investigate causes and offer strategies. Bringing teaching […]
Roadschooling: The Ultimate Educational Travel Adventure!
Flexibility is one of the main factors that draws families to homeschooling—particularly flexibility in scheduling and in individualizing instruction. What many families overlook, however, is the flexibility that homeschooling brings to where schooling takes place. Can you homeschool outside of the home? Absolutely! Roadschooling, or “learning on the road,” is one form of homeschooling that […]
Do Homeschoolers Fall Behind?
The topic of homeschooling evokes many opinions, ranging from the very positive (i.e., “I wish I could homeschool my children…”) to the very negative (i.e., “Children need to be in school…””). Unfortunately, many naysayers view homeschooling as quasi-schooling where education is not taken seriously and students sit around in their sweatpants doing subpar work. What […]