Worldschooling? What is that? The Worldschooling movement involves taking your family on “edventures” : a longterm trip with learning adventures along the way.
The families living this lifestyle say their biggest goal is to spend more time together as a family. It is a wonderful way to have new experiences, help your children be more open to different languages and cultures to create wonderful family memories.
What does a typical worldschooling day look like?
There are so many different ways to organize your time as a worldschooling family. Some families are changing locations very often which impacts how they organize their time. Others are RVing and possibly living in one spot for longer periods. These families may set up special progress nooks in their RVs or temporary homes.
What are the challenges?
This form of education doesn’t have set rules and is relatively new. The sky is the limit in terms of what you can enjoy with your family through this lifestyle but it may sometimes be difficult to contain the whole family in a smaller living space, such as an RV or smaller rental apartment, and it may sometimes be challenging to be responsible for all of your child’s learning and time, rather than having your child enrolled in school (although some families do choose to enroll their children in school, see below).
Families that choose to worldschool educate in different ways
Worldschooling families may choose to adopt a natural environment teaching strategy, homeschooling, part-time tutoring support and/or local schooling. Some families choose to combine approaches, such as primarily teaching through natural environment experiences such as museums and field trips and adding in some local tutoring or time at a local school.
What does worldschooling look like if you have one or more special needs kids?
My mom moved with my brother, Nick, (who has Prader Willi Syndrome) to Italy from NYC where I grew up. She has worldschooled him, in that they have always traveled between Italy and Paris where I live and many other countries.
Nick loves going to museums, experiencing new places and is entirely bilingual (English/Italian). He also has always had additional tutoring in both English and Italian at home. In my family, we absolutely believe that Nick has thrived thanks to all of the travel and experiences he has been able to experience.
The Inion family is a family of 11 – 2 parents, 9 kids and 4 with special needs!!! They are definitely an inspiration and it is such a joy to see the photos they share. They wrote about how they believe traveling is a form of therapy for all of their kids – and particularly children with special needs – in this post : Travel Therapy for Children with Special Needs.
Where can you learn more about worldschooling?
If you are interested in learning more about the Worldschooling approach, follow inspirational worldschooling families on Instagram.
These traveling families are rocking Instagram!
I love this family! These are the Kortmans and they host a very inspirational podcast calle “Nomad Together”.
The beautiful family behind Worldtowning.com.
Andrea Fellman, her family and the site Wanderlust Living.
Paul and Caroline Makepeace from Y Travel Blogger.
I love the Kortman family podcast, Nomad Together. They interview nomadic families and share their stories, their approaches for teaching their kids along the way, and even strategies for how to make income on the road as a nomadic family. So inspirational!
Would you do this?
I would love to hear from you! Would you worldschool your child? If you did, where would you want to travel?
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