What is Worldschooling?
Information and Resources for Parents
The definition of Worldschooling is as broad as it is magical.
Imagine that the entire world is a learning opportunity, I do not say
Worldschooling can be defined as “Learning from the World”, but how each
The parents educate their kids on the road, in any way they find fits their family best.
Come along and discover the kinds of families that Worldschool, and maybe you will be inspired to do the same with your kids. The main idea is to be open to all possibilities, find the learning edge for every experience and keep your eyes and heart open to discover the world around you.
Slow Travel and Expatriation
What is Slow Travel? Well, it pretty much explains itself; it’s traveling slowly, taking your time in each place you visit. It can be a week in one city, a month, maybe even a year or two and taking your time to travel around the area on your own terms, like renting a car and making your own itineraries. Slow Travel also has many possibilities, just like Worldschooling. That is why they fit so well together. Digital Nomads are sometimes Slow
Expats are families that move abroad for work or study, sometimes just on a break (with lots of savings to keep them afloat). Some expats are stationary and some are Slow Travelers. Expat
This is where our family fits in, We are an Expat Family that Slow Travels around Bali and the surrounding areas. Our kids go to a regular school for four hours a day because it helps them greatly with their English and me with my writing (and cooking, and cleaning, and gardening and sometimes doing art).
A Worldschooling family can even be based in their home country and not travel very far. A family doesn’t have to travel to the other side of the world to experience something new, it can be the next town over, the country right next door, it can even be a new city they have never been to.
Teaching kids about the world, other cultures, other languages can be done with books, music, movies, activities, museum outings, eating at restaurants that serve food from different countries, even visiting areas like Chinatown or Little India. Really most cities have a Chinatown and a Little India. Immigrants tend to make neighborhoods their own, to feel at home; these are great places to visit and experience when you are Worldschooling from home.
Unschooling, Radical Unschooling,
Worldschooling is similar to Unschooling and Radical Unschooling in the sense that the kids learn from living, but it doesn´t end there; Worldschooled kids can be homeschooled or even regular schooled as long as the education is seen with a
Do you see now why Worldschooling is so magical? It´s as varied as the world is large. And yet it also makes the world small enough to discover at length. Worldschooling is all about adventure learning, multiculturalism, multilingualism, being exposed to realities outside your front lawn, or your neighborhood. Worldschooling is the new wave of education, why confine your mind to one little piece of the earth when you can have it all?
Resources for Families
Facebook Groups and Websites:
The Worldschoolers Group on FB is a very active group for expert
The Multicultural Kid Blogs Website is a great community full of expats and slow travelers who have
The Digital Nomads Community on FB is a great resource for Digital Nomads wanting to network with others doing the same all over the world.
The Radical Unschooling Group on FB is a very specific group that gives great information about Unschooling and support for families that wish to take that path, Worldschoolers or not.
These blogs are some of my favorites and you should also check them out.
The RV Classroom This family travels in an RV, essentially a camper van. The mom has the van set up as a mobile schoolroom and it’s pretty impressive! Check
Raising Miro on The Road of Life Lainie and her son Miro have been traveling the world for years and are actually the founders of the Worldschooling FB Group. They organize
Worldschool Adventures is a blog about a Slow Travel Family that leaves home six months of the year to
Do you have any other resources I should include here? Maybe other blogs, or books that can help Worldschooling families and the families that are thinking about embarking on that adventure?
Thanks for stopping by and reading what will probably be the first chapter of my Worldschooling E-Book.