Have you heard of “pandemic pods”? They are groups of parents who gather together to teach or hire a teacher to educate 3-6 students outside of their public school system. They became very popular as in-person schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020.
In this episode of the HomeschoolCPA podcast, host Carol Topp, the Homeschool CPA discusses with guest Julie Schiffman four distinct differences between pod schools and homeschools.
- Who does the educating, the pod teacher or the parent?
- Where does the education take place: In the pod space (a home or rented facility) or everywhere?
- How is the curriculum chosen and delivered: Set by the school or chosen by the parent and customizable for the child’s needs?
- Why? What is the motivation to educate this way: a pandemic or something deeper?
Julie Schiffman is owner of TenToad.com a website dedicated to helping parents transition from school to homeschooling though Virtual Homeschool Fairs
During the podcast Carol mentioned Julie’s Learning Pods Checklist and Considerations
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