All of 2020 has been an endless rollercoaster. Just when it seems like the ride is coming to an end, you approach a free-fall, followed by twelve loop-de-loops, and get unexpectedly splashed by water! Have you been on this rollercoaster with me?? Good grief!
One of the current loop-de-loops that many families are experiencing right now is the gray area that is the future of their child's education. States & school districts experiencing drastic budget cuts, and with the constant threat of COVID-19 lurking, many are left wondering how their children will be kept safe & healthy under some seemingly limited (and somewhat unfathomable!) standards. Along with this uncertainty, many parents are contemplating transitioning to home education, because at least this way they know that their children will be educated in some form or fashion. Many parents have also used this uncertain time to jump on their previous quarrels with the system of education and take their children out of their schools for good. So, are you in this boat of home school transitioning? If so, I have five tips for you!
Home education IS NOT crisis schooling
When traditional brick & mortar schools were shut down this past spring, families were left to experience an obscure & literal version of homeschooling. There was no concrete plan in place for learning because of the unexpectedness of the schools closing. This new learning from home, or crisis schooling, was an on-the-job-training experiment that no one was prepared for. Families all over wondered how homeschoolers lived like this! Honest answer: we don't! Home education is a lifestyle; a way of life where families operate around the experience of gaining knowledge & understanding. We are constantly learning & exploring in just about every thing we do throughout the day, not only while we are engaged in a specific lesson.