Canadian Families Choose Homeschooling Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Some parents move to homeschooling amid COVID-19 uncertainty

KITCHENER — With uncertainty surrounding the school year, some parents are taking their children’s learning into their own hands. The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents (OFTP) says homeschooling is on the rise across the province. This year, Kate Flemister decided to homeschool her two kids who would normally attend elementary school.

The Ultimate Homeschooling Conference You Don’t Want To Miss

Want to learn how to homeschool with ease, fun, and joy amidst this COVID-19 era? 50+ homeschooling experts, parents, and educators come together to share their best insights and strategies into what it takes to homeschool with success all while balancing work and family.

As Dr. Peter Gray, the event’s keynote speaker, says, “homeschooling and self-directed education allow children to unleash their natural learning and potential”.

This event covers the most complete and comprehensive areas you could think of as a homeschooler. And it’s themed days help attendees focus on the areas they need right now:

  • Homeschooling Foundation
  • Homeschooling Methodologies
  • Homeschooling Curriculum
  • Homeschooling Communities
  • Homeschooling Learning Platforms
  • Homeschooling in Different Countries
  • Homeschooling Inspiring Stories

What makes this event so unique is the addition of a wide-range of homeschooling speakers from all over the globe, most of which are leaders of the homeschooling association in that country, from Asia to Europe to North America to South Africa.

Whether you are new to homeschooling or found yourself “homeschooling” as a result of the pandemic, or you are a veteran homeschooler, you’ll find plenty of inspiration and strategies to implement in your homeschooling journey.

Come learn and have fun at the Homeschooling Conference which opens to the public for free on July 13-19, 2020.

Black Parents Homeschool for Different Reasons

Black Americans homeschool for different reasons than whites

When Michelle, a white stay-at-home mom, decided to homeschool her 8-year-old daughter, Emily, the decision was driven by what she saw as the lack of individualized attention at school. “We wound up feeling frustrated that the school wasn’t following the child,” Michelle, a former communications specialist, explained of the decision by she and her husband, a software engineer, to homeschool their daughter.