Remote Learning on the Road?  Keep These Tips in Mind!

Remote Learning on the Road? Keep These Tips in Mind!

Remote learning has become more popular than ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, most schools across the country were forced to move to e-learning platforms for safety.

Now, many parents are choosing to keep their kids home and continue with remote learning. It’s a great way to keep your children engaged in their schoolwork while allowing for a bit more flexibility.

Because remote learning can be done from anywhere, it can also give your family the opportunity to do more RVing. But, school comes first, and it’s important your child knows that.

So, let’s cover a few helpful tips to make learning on the road easier for everyone.

Familiarize Yourself With Laws

Every state is different when it comes to remote learning. If you’re traveling full-time, you’ll have to figure out where your “home state” is to enroll your child properly. A good rule of thumb if you’re going to be living in your RV is to choose a home state that has lighter regulations, so you won’t have to constantly worry whether your child is “up to speed” with a stricter state.

Include Life Lessons

One of the biggest benefits of remote learning is the flexibility it offers. Your child doesn’t have to sit in your RV all day with their nose in a book or their face in front of a screen. You get the opportunity to be their teacher, so take full advantage of that.

When you’re traveling the country, that’s easy to do. Stop by National Parks for geography and science lessons. Visit famous landmarks for history lessons. Have them calculate your mileage and other road statistics for math. You can make learning fun and applicable in ways that they wouldn’t receive in a traditional setting.

Connect With Others

One of the potential drawbacks of remote learning is a lack of socialization.

In a normal school setting, kids can interact with friends and classmates every day. That can take some work when you’re learning on the road, but it’s not impossible. You can plan trips with friends, or meet new friends across the country and stay in touch via social media.

Speaking of social media, it can be a great tool for socialization when done the right way. Join homeschooling groups or interactive programs that can allow your child to connect with other kids, even if it’s only over the Internet. Parent groups are wonderful, too, and can keep you updated on digital and physical events. Join in on in-person activities for kids as often as possible by checking out what’s going on in your current location.

With a strong internet connection, a willingness to teach, and a child that can be productive on the road, remote learning is a great way to see the world and educate your child all at once. Keep these tips in mind if you’ve decided to make e-learning the norm for your family. When it’s done the right way, your child could end up getting more out of it than they ever would in a traditional classroom. 

Oct 4th 2021 Stacey Koziel

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