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Pod Learning: Essential Steps to Building Your Home-Based Learning Pod

Pod Learning: Essential Steps to Building Your Home-Based Learning Pod

In our article, “What Are Learning Pods,” we explore the necessity and benefits of Pod learning. We explore these necessities and benefits because, frankly, there is a lot yet to unpack and discover. The good news is that the ongoing discussion has pushed the topic into the public spotlight—where structure, flexibility, and innovation can be...

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What are Learning Pods?

What are Learning Pods?

In a traditional public school setting (or any large classroom-type setting), very often teachers or instructors will break up the larger group into smaller groups. But why? The answer is simple: it’s about collaboration, sharing ideas, teamwork, and, well, overall engagement. The question is rhetorical as the vast majority of traditional K–12 educated people are...

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A Work-from-Home Dad Learns to Educate, at Home, with Some Surprising Results

A Work-from-Home Dad Learns to Educate, at Home, with Some Surprising Results

If I’ve learned anything from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that while there’s no playbook for dealing with the unknown, or the day-to-day household tasks of confronting our “new normal,” there is an exciting opportunity to reimagine education with my son.  A long-time work-from-home dad, my experience with my children’s education was almost exclusively built...