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Nationally Known Homeschool Speakers Offer Support Amid Pandemic -
April 2, 2020

The mandate occurred not long after a press conference in which President Trump recommended that “all Americans, including the young and healthy, work to engage in schooling from home when possible” (Edweek).

To help balance work and family while working remotely, companies are offering their employees support and advice through Zoom sessions and daily emails. Additionally, teachers are guiding their students through this transition either through weekly or daily contact.

Parents, businesses, and school systems are pulling together all possible resources to keep their heads above water during the COVID-19 pandemic, many even turning to homeschool organizations such as The Old Schoolhouse® for advice. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine publisher Gena Suarez confirms, “Millions of parents have found themselves unexpectedly homeschooling in one form or another. We are getting questions. We are getting new signups daily over at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. What’s a family to do under lockdown? They’re all looking for answers.” To help provide these answers on a large scale, Suarez is hosting a free webinar on April 9.

Actress and radio show host Sam Sorbo will be joining Suarez and The Old Schoolhouse® for a Home Education: Am I Really Qualified? webinar. As the author of They’re Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey From Self-doubter to Home School Advocate, Sam resonates with the skeptical parent unsure about the journey ahead. One day she was sending her children to a highly ranked public school, the next she was taking on a new role, as their teacher, at home.

Other sessions for this live webinar include, Am I Qualified to Teach? by Hal and Melanie Young, Expectations/Keeping It Real by Todd Wilson, From Public School to Homeschool by HSLDA’s Dan Beasley, Curriculum for a Month by SchoolhouseTeachers.com’s Leigh Morrison, along with several other nationally known homeschool speakers. Complimentary access to online curriculum and print homeschooling material will be provided to eligible participants of this event. Limited seating is available at HomeschoolShow.com.
As the country explores options during the current pandemic, those who have homeschooled for decades are offering their time and resources to help, while parents who have been thrust into an unexpected predicament are finding answers.

About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Paul and Gena Suarez
The Old Schoolhouse®
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Ingenious Temporary Homeschooling Techniques Being Used Right Now -
March 24, 2020

who was selling used homeschooling materials. “They were not just in search of homeschooling materials,” she reminisces, “they were looking for advice, encouragement, and someone to tell them they could do it.” The interactions through eBay messages led not only to the publication of the most popular homeschooling magazine worldwide, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, but the educational platform SchoolhouseTeachers.com that is used by thousands of member families. Now, more than ever, the platform is being used by veteran homeschooling families and temporary homeschooling families with children of all ages. Families with a variety of needs and educational styles are flocking to the platform in search of help and assistance.

In addition to traditional learning methods, here are several other techniques that SchoolhouseTeachers.com homeschooling families have used for years that you might want to experiment with in your temporary homeschool.

Charlotte Mason Method
The Charlotte Mason method teaches, “Education Is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.” This schooling technique relies heavily on exploring nature, developing good habits, and learning through thoughts and ideas, not just dry facts.

Classical Education
A Classical Education focuses on words rather than high-tech video games or imagery to convey concepts. It uses the Classical Trivium—grammar, logic, and rhetoric—while focusing heavily on knowing basic Latin to understand the workings of languages.

Literature-Based Education
Literature-Based Education is more than simply reading. It moves beyond the book and explores the context in which it was written, expounds on the intent of the author who wrote the piece, and allows for activities that children may use to retain what they have learned.

Multi-Level Teaching
Multi-Level Teaching allows the parent to kill several birds with one stone. Instead of teaching each subject to each child every single day, certain subjects are combined with advanced material required of older students and simplified materials used for younger students.

Unit Studies
The Unit Study approach in homeschooling allows the student to focus on one subject of interest at a time. The child will master one topic, such as plants, medieval times, or invertebrates through in-depth study including activities, reading, and projects. Once they have mastered the subject, they will move on to the next.

Kinesthetic Learning
The Kinesthetic Learning method is often used for special needs students or those with developmental or language delays. This method teaches students virtually any subject from math to geography with a hands-on approach.

Use this time at home to experiment with different learning techniques, and who knows? You might fall in love with one and want to continue home education for years to come. Temporary homeschooling families interested in a complementary Homeschool Starter Pack can pick one up at Tryhomeschooling.com.

About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Paul and Gena Suarez
The Old Schoolhouse®
+1 888-718-4663
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

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