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This Working Family Is Figuring Out How To Tackle Education at Home

This Working Family Is Figuring Out How To Tackle Education at Home

Alicia and her husband both work full-time, so they just can’t homeschool. That’s why… wait, what? But how? Turns out that being a dual-income household doesn’t mean you can’t try home-based learning options. In fact, for the Kiovsky family, working and schooling doesn’t feel much different than working and parenting … and it shouldn’t because...

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This Family Figured Out Education on the Fly

This Family Figured Out Education on the Fly

While it appears that chaos lurks in every corner of the world during the COVID-19 crisis, Kyle and Erin Brown and their two daughters, Anne and Brynne, took it all in their stride, cracked a few jokes, and prevented a potential parental total freak-out moment. They calmly developed a solution, worked together as a family,...

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Voted “Least Likely to Homeschool.”

Voted “Least Likely to Homeschool.”

Sarah Raybon wasn’t always a homeschool mom.  Sarah is the first to defend the efforts of her local public schools. They’re struggling to pivot an enormous institution and meet the challenges of virtual learning. As she says, she’s not “knocking” public schools, they just aren’t the right fit for every kid.  As she puts it,...

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Homeschooling for the working mom… it’s possible!

Homeschooling for the working mom… it’s possible!

COVID-19 has taught me an enormous amount about myself, my family, my resiliency, and my community. But, more than anything, it’s taught me that juggling work-life, mom-like, and teacher-life doesn’t mean I had to be a little worse at everything… in fact, today, I’m a little better at everything. Well, almost everything. Here’s how it...

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This Single Dad Is Embracing Being the Teacher

This Single Dad Is Embracing Being the Teacher

As fall of 2020 approached, 10-year-old Henry sat with his dad, Sean, on the front porch. “I’m sure I want to do remote learning.” Sean listened and, admittedly, he was thankful the decision came so easily for Henry. Ultimately, Sean empowered his son to consider for himself the way he would learn, letting him make...

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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...