Community Builds Relationships and Influences Development of Future Resources
Johnson City, TN, September 11, 2018 –(PR.com)– Homeschooling parents share a unique set of experiences and concerns, leading many to reach out for like-minded individuals with whom they can interact. Social media options, with their fluctuating popularity and fleeting conversational format, often aren’t enough. SchoolhouseTeachers.com has responded to the need with a private forum just for homeschooling moms. Despite shifts in trendy social media platforms over the last 15 years, the discussion forum has endured. A private forum offers a stable secure option for facilitating conversations and lasting relationships around a focused common interest.
“At the foundation of The Old Schoolhouse® and SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the desire to build community. Moms want to know that they can talk about what they’re doing in their homes and receive real, ongoing support. They need encouragement, advice, tips on homemaking, and most of all, they need genuine relationships with other moms who understand. SchoolhouseTeachers.com developed the new forum to meet these needs,” said Bonnie Rose Hudson, Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. “Our forum offers the opportunity for members to return to ongoing conversations and search through specific categories for relevant information. Members’ comments and discussion topics also help shape future curriculum and resource offerings, which benefits members over the long term.”
Entrepreneur® supports the development of forums for reaching customers in a meaningful way. They researched where customers discuss companies and their products, revealing “forums [are] one of the main areas of conversation, either first or second most popular, for every sector we analyzed.”1 Social Media Today, devoted to analyzing and reporting the latest information in the social media industry, reported, “So, message boards are a cornucopia of engagement. People spend hours on message boards and forums.”2
The secure, private forum is available only to members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, an affordable educational option featuring more than 400 self-paced courses for all grade levels. Features of the forum include: separate discussion boards for all ages and subject areas, boards just for encouragement and prayer, a board for recipes, one for special needs, one for discovering new resources and ideas, and finally, a board for all things homeschooling, where organization and other general topics are discussed. Moms no longer have to hunt all over the Internet looking for separate private groups to join in order to find support for everything. It’s all in one place exclusively for members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse, LLC is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 7,500 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® is focused on providing affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
(1) Falls, Jason. “Why Forums May Be the Most Powerful Social Media Channel for Brands.” Entrepreneur, 7 May 2012, https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223493# (accessed September 3, 2018).
(2) Abraham, Chris. “2015: The Year of Message Boards and Forums.” Social Media Today, 7 January 2015, https://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/2015-year-message-boards-and-forums (accessed September 3, 2018).