Microschooling: A new educational option for parents
With many parents scrambling to keep up with the seemingly ever-changing (or non-existent) plans for traditional schooling in a pandemic era, a different option is emerging: Microschooling.
Microschooling is a modern version of the traditional one-room schoolhouse, where neighboring families educate their children together in a small setting. Typically, there are ten students or less in a setting. Microschooling, as a result is extremely flexible — the decisions around content and approach being driven by students’ unique needs.
The options that a microschool can offer are vast. The majority of microschools offer instruction in core classes, English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies. Some microschools focus on gardening, others on arts, some are faith-based, while others are secular.
Microschooling really is about meeting the needs of each individual child and their family. The small groups allow for personalized learning and one-on-one time. Multiage groups allow for students from a range of grade levels to be together for their schooling. This is not only convenient for parents to have one place where all of their children can go, but it also helps create a rich learning environment for the students.