Practical Homeschool magazine shares an article written by homeschool mom and co-op teacher, Linda M. Burklin.
Hybrid Homeschool Classes
Linda loved teaching English Literature and Composition at her homeschool co-op, but found that managing her own seven children and co-op was exhausting. Instead of quitting teaching, she came up with the idea of a hybrid class.
She combined email instruction with occasional “seminar” for a small class of students (6 total). She shifted a lot of the teaching burden onto the homeschool parent and student.
Linda explains in detail how she organized her hybrid class here:
Take some inspiration from Linda and try a hybrid class, using email for sharing lessons and homework.
Just another way homeschool parents can be creative in how they educate their children!
Carol Topp, CPA
Hybrid homeschooling seems to be a hot topic, and a very controversial one at that. We will be trying the hybrid homeschool approach with our daughter next year and I am very excited about it! I think it all depends on how you feel about the school. It does provide support, curriculum and great, fun and new ways to teach your child(ren). We are looking forward to it!