Over the past week or so, I’ve seen teachers, parents, and students grapple with the craziness of Co-Vid 19 Stay-at-Home life. Online opportunities abound. Zooms abound. Stress abounds. I’ve had multiple conversations with people who are up to their eyeballs in the anxiety of managing education in the midst of all this. Lawmakers are freaking…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #4: Do the Easiest Thing
Pick ONE TOPIC and spend the whole week studying as much as you possibly can about it. Most of us retain learning by diving deep into a topic and spending time with it. We don’t absorb the “scope and sequence” or the breadth of a subject over a LONG period. It’s too much. (All of…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #3: Go Deep. Not Wide.
Quarantine Homeschool Tip #2 (For those who just HAVE to get started.) EASY PEASY Allinonehomeschool.com and allinonehighschool.com are a good starting place if you want EVERYTHING in one website for FREE. There are hundreds of websites and options, BUT this this one has ALL subjects and ALL grades. Everything is on a low tech easy…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #2: Easy Peasy
QUARANTINE TIP #1 AGAIN!! DESCHOOL All y’all who started homeschooling right away to fight off anxiety and stress, PLEASE read my previous post and this link about deschooling. It is my experienced recommendation that you do not try to implement a whole new lifestyle and schedule this week. It is likely to backfire and frustrate…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #1 (AGAIN) DESCHOOL
Quarantine Homeschool Tip #1: Deschool (This is different than unschooling.) Take a week to “deschool,” which means to wrap your head around all the mess and feel your feelings. It’s too early to make a plan, or a schedule, or buy curriculum, or order ALL THE THINGS. Figure out what will be normal in the…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #1: Deschool