We started homeschooling in October 2017 and have been working on it ever since. It is not easy travelling the world by sailboat and schooling your children at the same time but here we show you how we got prepared and then how we have managed it so far. There is always room for improvement but what we did first was to gather up everything we could relating to the school curriculum. Then we brought as many fictional and non fictional books we could. We also brought a stack of art materials and then looked at how kids can learn using resources online and with apps on iphones and ipads.
As the months passed we realised that there were other challenges we would have to face such as motivation of our students and the parent teacher dynamic !
But on a good note we realised that the kids were learning above and beyond the normal curriculum, they were learning how to survive by conserving all the essential resources such as water and energy and how to resolve basic problems such as where to park our dinghy to get on shore and shop for essentials…the kind of thing you don’t need to worry about when you park your car in the local supermarket car park.
We also realised that by interacting with our environment, we can learn a lot more than we can in books because we are experiencing it with all our senses and it is immediate. Okay , I didn’t explain all this in the blog but I think it is important to mention .
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