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How ‘pandemic pods’ could threaten traditional homeschools

Homeschool rates are on the rise in the US. Some experienced homeschoolers hope that growing the community could be a positive. Others are worried that new families might disrupt the system that has long worked. One issue is that new families might agree to stricter regulations, which could lead to […]
How ‘pandemic pods’ could threaten traditional homeschools
Strategy

I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. Madrid uses what she calls the ‘POWER’ method to help balance working from home full-time and homeschooling her daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic. She encourages […]
I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works
Lifestyle

Wealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America’s education system

With most schools across the US closed since March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some ultrawealthy parents are hiring private educators to make sure their kids don’t fall behind. Some of these educators are former teachers or people who have degrees in education, and they charge between $US25 […]
Wealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America’s education system
Strategy

Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here’s the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in

Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, resilience, and parenting who runs her own practice in New York. She says that many of her clients with children have shared that homeschooling is not going well for them during COVID-19. Kennedy advises parents to teach their kids resilience […]
Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here’s the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in
Strategy

The coronavirus pandemic is creating 2 major problems in education, but there aren’t as many downsides as upsides

The coronavirus pandemic will have a long-lasting impact on Gen Z and the educational landscape, a veteran ed-tech CEO told Business Insider. The positives: Education will see more tutoring, a “flipped classroom,” and more adaptive learning opportunities in the future. The negatives: The pandemic is exaggerating the socioeconomic divide and […]
The coronavirus pandemic is creating 2 major problems in education, but there aren’t as many downsides as upsides
Strategy

6 tips for homeschooling kids, according to parents who have done it

Erin Baker is a sociologist at Wayne State University; Baker interviews home-schooling parents to learn which practices are best. Parents shouldn’t try and copy an in-person classroom, and shouldn’t dwell too much on curriculum. Be flexible, and don’t be afraid to hire expert online tutors – and seek out support […]
6 tips for homeschooling kids, according to parents who have done it