Millions of parents around the country are suddenly finding themselves homeschooling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to widespread closures of schools districts.

Parents no doubt are stressed out, and confused on how to best continue their children’s education within this new normal.

Enter Kerry McDonald, a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom. In a recent interview with brightbeam CEO (and Citizen Education founder) Chris Stewart, she shares strategies for not being overwhelmed as a parent, and what might be the silver lining of children learning at home with their parents or guardians for the rest of the school year.

Watch the full discussion above and feel free to share your own lessons learned or ideas for guiding your child’s education at home.

Josh Stewart considers himself a global citizen first and foremost and is passionate about cultural exchange. He has a B.s. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from St. John's University in Minnesota and experience as both an ESL and social studies teacher in Korea and the Philippines. He currently works a digital content Manager for Citizen Education and Education Post and enjoys both traditional and creative methods crafting messages around the desperate need to improve our education system and provide quality options to the most marginalized students and families.


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