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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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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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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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Why the School System Isn’t Educating Your Children (And What to Do About It)

The Industrial Age changed the world forever. Today, we’re surrounded by the effects of it, which to us seem ‘normal’ and permanent. But the world wasn’t always like it is now. In only a few generations, the world has moved from an agrarian, disconnected society, to a corporatized, centralized world community. Because of the Industrial […]

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If only world leaders could learn from the wisdom of children

In the midst of this GWR madhouse, I’m continually being brought back to the reason for our journey. We didn’t ride our bikes from Alaska to Argentina to break a world record. We didn’t sweat, shiver, grunt and push our way through the Americas for a piece of paper to hang on the wall. I’m […]

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My 7 links: Posts I think deserve to see the light of day again

I’ve been having so much fun reading through various bloggers’ 7 Links posts, I’ve had a hard time staying focused to find my own. What’s this about, you ask? It’s about digging back through your blog and finding seven buried posts that deserve to see the light of day again. So – without further ado, […]

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Educational experiences: The best of the best

I was asked the other day about the best educational experience we’ve had during our travels. My mind started reeling through all the incredible places we’ve been – Taroko Gorge in Taiwan where we witnessed the amazing forces of Mother Nature… Bagan, Myanmar with hundreds of ancient stupas dotting the plains… Dr. Cabrera’s  Stone Museum […]

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How fair are standardized tests?

“Hey Mom, what’s a binder?  My teacher says I need one.” I never saw that one coming… Our boys have had so many life experiences.  They’ve cycled with buffalo and camped in snow.  They’ve danced at Carnival and made a pilgrimage to a holy site.  They’ve flown over the Nazca Lines and seen conehead skulls […]

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Is it really OK to beat someone up because you don’t like the clothes he’s wearing?

Sometimes I wonder about this planet of ours.  I wonder just how much longer we can go on.  I mean – if people can be so heartless and cruel as to actually beat someone up just for wearing a jersey of the “other” team and then someone else can defend those actions, we’re in trouble. […]

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Education = Learning = School?

ed•u•ca•tion [ej-oo-key-shuh n]  –noun the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. learn•ing [lur-ning]   –noun knowledge acquired by systematic study in any field of scholarly application. It’s funny how we associate these two words with […]

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Magellan, Penguins, Petrified Wood, and more!

The boys have been busy again – lots of learning about their world.  As usual, we’ve taken advantage of our travels in order to make the kids’ “school work” more relevant and meaningful.  They’ve learned about a wide variety of things lately! We visited a life-size replica of Magellan’s ship We saw Magellanic Penguins We […]

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Life lessons from a bike trip

We learn something new everyday – or so goes the old saying.  Years ago, when I was going about my normal, ordinary life as mother, wife, and teacher, I’m not sure I truly believed that.  Sure, every once in a while something popped up and I looked at it and said, “I learned something new […]

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