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Roadschooling Reading

This is a sample chapter from my book Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~Emilie Buchwald Reading. It’s essential. It’s basic to our ability to navigate our world. If our kids aren’t reading, then we, as parents, worry. Way back in 1995 when […]

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roadschooling: the ultimate guide to education through travel

YEEHAW!!! My ROADSCHOOLING book is available!!! #familytravel

It’s done!!! Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel is only available in paper version at this point – John will get the kindle version done as soon as he finishes rebuilding the bathroom roof. But it’s ready! I’ve been hearing great reviews from people so far, which is exciting. Please pass this on […]

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roadschooling: the ultimate guide to education through travel

Coming soon! Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel

It won’t be long! I got my preview copy and we’re checking it carefully for errors. I’m hoping the book is available on Amazon within a few days!   Edited to add: IT’S READY!!! Click here to buy  

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A journey into learning – and how we can help our children learn

It was a simple box that started my latest expedition into learning something new. A simple, plain, ordinary – some might say ugly – box. But to me, that box represents a magical journey. It started in a warehouse in New York City this summer – a warehouse so full of boxes upon boxes of […]

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FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)

***Snark alert!! This post is written in response to this post by Mrs. Hall. *** Dear girls, I have some information that might interest you. Last night, as we sometimes do, our family sat around the dining-room table and looked through the summer’s social media photos. Because, you know, we’re over-controlling helicopter parents who don’t […]

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Education for kids: Consider all options

Consider all options. That has become our mantra when it comes to our sons’ education. There was a time, many years ago, when we fully expected our sons to take the standard route through school. We figured they would go through elementary, middle, and high school just like millions of other kids do. Maybe they’d […]

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Roadschooling: How to improve your child’s reading skills

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats Reading. It’s essential. It’s basic to our ability to navigate our world. And if our kids aren’t reading, then we, as parents, worry. As traveling, roadschooling parents, it’s hard to know how much time to dedicate to reading […]

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Families travel to give children a better education

Children are born to learn. Their brains are designed to make sense of the wonders in the world around them. When they climb trees and see cocoons or birds’ nests they learn. When they dig in the mud and play with earthworms, they learn. When they discover the delicate structure that used to be a […]

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Roadschool: travel + homeschool

More and more people around the world are combining traveling and homeschooling – and calling it roadschooling. It took many years before the idea of homeschooling had become a viable option to public schools, but now that it has reached the point where people are comfortable with it they are looking for new and creative […]

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Kids on bikes? Yes, they can!

Many people dream of taking off with their children to travel the world.  Their dreams are filled with days of visiting the Egyptian pyramids or the Taj Majal.  They will travel on buses and planes and boats…  But traveling the world on bicycle?  With kids?  Why?  I have now cycled about 27,000 miles with my […]

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Ten Things Children Learn About Life While Traveling

Today’s guest post is from Shannon Entin from Road Trips for Families. She’s summed up my feelings perfectly. Kids learn many life lessons from travel. Traveling means many things to many people. Some value entertainment and night life. Some value relaxation or adventure. And some, like me, see travel as the ultimate classroom. Vacations and […]

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Roadschooling: The ins and outs

Will my kids learn everything they need to know? Will I be able to keep up with my children’s education on the road? Will I harm my children so they’ll never be able to live a normal life? These are questions most parents ask before setting out for long term travel. Will the travel be […]

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Helicopter Parenting: What are we teaching kids?

No parent wants their child to get hurt. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare to hear the wail of their child who has fallen and hurt himself, and even worse yet if there is no wail. We go to great lengths to protect our offspring from injuring themselves, but have we gone too far? Parents are […]

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Redefining Education: My take-away

I’ve enjoyed putting together my Redefining Education series of articles and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them. It’s been an interesting journey. There have been some articles I wanted to jump up and down and shout “READ THIS!” from the rooftops and then there were others where I was stunned and dismayed that anybody could […]

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How to Use Parental Mentoring as a Solution for ‘Educational Reform’

I think there is a general consensus that our systems of education need improvement – whether it’s government, private or home school. There are multiple solutions for reaching this end of ‘educational reformation’, and each begins with more parental involvement. Although not the answer for every family, leadership education is one solution that can work […]

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Wisdom: Knowledge that has been tempered by experience

 Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? –From T.S. Elliot’s The Rock I never claimed to have studied education reform. I’m just a parent of two high school aged children who, except for one year of around-the-world “road schooling,” have been in the public […]

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