What is Travel Schooling & How Do We Start?
If you’ve been homeschooling for a long, you’ve certainly heard of families doing it. It’s called travel-schooling, world-schooling, or road-schooling. Some people define it as simply traveling while homeschooling – taking their books wherever they want to go and supplementing their learning with what they see along the way – while others define it as letting their travels define their year’s curriculum – a place where desire-led and environmental learning collide.
Travel-school, as it is defined, is based on freedom, which is one of the major advantages of homeschooling. Because we aren’t expected to be in one spot every day as homeschooling families, those of us who enjoy traveling might theoretically do math, reading, writing, science, and social studies while on the road.
If you’re a home-school mama who enjoys traveling and wants your home-school could include more time studying on the road and less time learning at home, these recommendations from full-time traveling home-school families may be helpful.
Begin small and gradually expand.
Regularly go on nature walks, join a museum cooperative and visit different branches throughout your state, visit a few state and national parks close to home each month, look for nature preserves and wildlife sanctuaries nearby, and then repeat until you’re ready for longer journeys. Begin with day vacations and work your way up to one or more nights away. Your children will be older, you will have had some achievements, and you will all be ready for bigger experiences by the time you do.
Expect some stumbling blocks along the road.
When you start a travel-schooling trip, not everything will go smoothly, but if you know there will be bumps in the road ahead of time, you’ll be better prepared to deal with them. You’ll forget someone’s hiking shoes or water bottle, and you’ll have to return home to retrieve them. Someone will have to use the restroom in an uncomfortable location. On the day you drive 50 miles or more to visit a park or nature center, it will be closed. And you’ll overcome those obstacles, just as you have so many others.
Investigate travel schooling.
There are tons of great blogs, podcasts, booklets, and social media accounts written and curated by homeschooling parents who have discovered creative, innovative, and groundbreaking ways to educate their children while planning to travel more, and if you look hard enough, you just might find some compelling arguments for the immense benefits that travel-schooling has to offer.
Create A Space
It is impossible to study without a space, if you are moving from hotel, or room to room it is important that this is the first thing you spot. You have to always be organized keep every school material in a box. If you are on the road you can look for shelves a dedicated place in the van for studying.
Homeschooling can be seen as easy as they go at their own pace but it is by far more complicated as they go at their own pace and they tend to lag. It is important to set goals, and outline a specific schedule to be able to attain each goals that you will set. If you have plan to do maths for one hour stick to one hour.
You can be very flexible when it comes to homeschooling so it is good to see what topics and subjects you are more lagging behind to be able practice them more. Make time to visit library and have opening resources when it comes to learning. Do not stick to what is in the prescribed books. Always do your own research.
It is difficult to be in home-schooling and even more difficult to school travel, so it is important that everyone around is pushing you forward. Let us know in the comments if you feel like you can choose travel-schooling…