ABCs of Choosing Roadschool Curriculum

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ACCEPT the fact that you cannot create the perfect curriculum plan. What works for one student will not work for another. What works one year may not work the next. Sometimes, you have to take the lesser of two evils and make the best of a situation. Roadschooling is a constant evolution of different styles of learning in different locations. And THAT is what makes it uniquely amazing!

BLEND independent and teacher-led curriculum. This will create time in your roadschool day for one-on-one with one student while another works on his own.

CONSIDER your child’s learning style. If she hates to read on an electronic device then chances are her curriculum shouldn’t be solely computer based. Workbooks or textbooks might be the way to go for part of the day-to-day studies.

The best piece of advice from the Roadschool Moms team is to relax and enjoy your roadschool. Many times, both of us have found that when we let one of our kiddos take the lead in the learning adventure on the road, the roadschool magic happens on its own. Sometimes, it’s a rabbit trail to learning something new. Other times, it’s a whole new way of learning. And many times, it’s an education built on the foundation of the basics that is already learned.

Recognize the subjects that might be taught across all age groups in your household (if you have more than one roadschooler.) For example, Apologia has different levels of workbook journals for the same subject science notebook. Some reading projects can be enjoyed by all ages in your rig. Finding at least one area of your roadschool lesson plan that can be enjoyed by all will not only be time-effective but will create family unity while allowing older siblings to mentor younger ones in the group.

To hear more about the roadschool curriculum choices that the Roadschool Moms have in place in their rigs, tune in this Sunday night at 9 pm EST at www.RoadschoolMoms.com hosted by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network or listen to the podcast available on iTunes.

Kimberly Travaglino (Fulltime Families) and Mary Beth Goff (Road Trip Teacher) make up the Roadschool Moms team that bring a live, one-hour weekly broadcast to the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network that is dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. The show offers listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time. The duo showcase current events and feature a mix of expert guests. The Roadschool Moms invite listeners to participate in what the show calls “rolling conversation” both on-air and online.

 

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