As the coronavirus rages on, there is no doubt we are in for a lengthy period under lockdown. And as schools and businesses have been forced to close down, the only alternative that sounds ideal for education is homeschooling.
Homeschooling, or alternatively called home education, simply means educating your children at home or a variety of places other than school, not excluding online education. The tutor can be you the parent, an online teacher or a private teacher.
The term emerged from a criticism of the formal education by John Holts in the 1970s. He argued for a less detrimental and oppressive educational system through his newsletter “Growing Without Schooling”. This led to the birth of homeschooling.
As there is no formal school, to begin within this period, parents should commit to homeschooling their kids. There are digital tools and apps on Homeschool Tracker that can help with flexible record keeping, planning, as well as reporting online.
If you are still wondering, as a parent, why homeschooling is important this period, here are five reasons.
Schools on Lockdown
We don’t have to pretend this is not one of the major reasons homeschooling is important this period. With the virus …