Education

 

Nature Journals-Anne of Green Gables House, PEI, Canada

 

“What do you do about the children’s educations?”

It’s by far the most commonly asked question, and it’s a fair one; education is extremely important.

I come from a long line of teachers, three generations, beginning with my grandmother, who taught in a one room school during the depression, both my parents are teachers as well.

 

I was educated by a variety of means, public school, parochial school, private school, and for third grade and eighth grade my folks took us out of school altogether and hauled us around the continent in the back of a van.  My brother and I both agree that those two years traveling and “van schooling” were the best of our educational lives.

 

We decided, before we ever had kids, not to send our children to school. It took me about five minutes on “the other side of the desk” in the public school system in America to realize that this was NOT what I wanted for my kids, should any ever join us on our journey.

 

However, knowing what you DON’T want to do is not the same thing as knowing what you DO want to do, and so I dove head long into five years of reading and research and “re-education.”  Much of what I discovered resonated at my core with what I intuitively “knew” to be right about children and how they learn, and ran in direct contradiction to my university education in “education.”

 

To make a very long story short, our first business was born out of my passion for education and the awakening that resulted from that research period.  I’ve spent over ten years in educational consulting and curriculum design for families who desire to create a Living Education for their children.  I’ve home/road/world schooled our children since birth and I can show you how you can create a completely unique, incredibly fabulous, wonderfully inspiring childhood and education for your children.

 

As this section of the site continues to grow you’ll find articles and resources that will share our world schooling with you and give you the resources you need to find your own path and learn together with your kids… life is an Ed-venture, after all!

Helpful Links:

Are you wondering about how we home school high school on the road? Here’s an article I wrote about that for Vagabond Family that will answer some of your questions!

Here is a small rant I wrote recently about education and socialization, in response to a question we received.

This one is about Longterm Travel As Education and was published on Boots-N-All. It’s about travel as education, not instead of, not in spite of, but the world as a classroom, you know?

This is a very long Road Schooling 101 piece that I wrote for Wandr’ly Magazine with lots of resources and age leveled recommendations.

Here’s an article about how to Take Your Kids Out Of School and travel with the teacher’s blessing.

This one is a quick list of Five Great Resources for World Schooling on Wandering Educators.

 

20 thoughts on “Education

  1. bobbie wyso says:

    i am so pleased to be connected with you guys as marc, ezra, ilan and i leave this year for auroville, india and then bali.
    be well all of you and suck the nectar out of life
    bobbie

  2. curtissmith003 says:

    Hello:
    Thank you for the post. We are educators who also travel. I am always interested on what others think and are doing.

  3. PEImama says:

    Very cool to see you visiting PEI. I live in Charlottetown. Enjoy your time here : )

  4. […] for more than 4 months. It couldn’t and we shouldn’t expect it to. Very good point my wise friend. At this moment in time we are not willing to pay lots of money or commit to a location for longer […]

  5. […] 52. Educating kids on the road is huge part of long-term family travel. Jenn Miller, BootsnAll contributor and founder of The Edventure Project, outlines how she has been educating her four children on the road for the past 5+ years. […]

  6. We have moved a bunch, and I homeschool my two girls. My son is very happy in school and doing well in high school. When he finishes, I would like to hit the road but get anxiety over having money, etc… How did you get over that hurdle?? Thanks so much!

  7. Jennifer Miller says:

    Hi Nicole, thanks for the question… we got over that hurdle by jumping into the deep end and hoping to swim instead of sink! It took us several years to transition to a truly location independent work situation… if you dig around on the blog you’ll find a couple of posts about how we work and our transition from traveling on savings to traveling for a living. Do feel free to send me an email through our contact form if you have specific questions. I’m happy to help in any way I can!

  8. I can’t wait to dig into this more Jennifer. We have always had traditional school, even for the past 20 months living in Spain. That was our choice for language learning. As of July, we will be a bit more nomadic and plan to home/world/road anyhow school our kids for the next year. We are researching various options and will likely just create our own, but I am looking forward to learning from your experiences.

  9. Cindy says:

    Excited to discover your website and your adventures, as we gear up for our own world travel with our kids! I look forward to reading more of it! I have a homeschooling question (and your contact form isn’t appearing for me, so here I am posting in the comments section instead – so sorry). We are American (me) and Swiss (my husband) and live in the U.S., but plan to travel the world for the next couple of years and may not end up back here. Did you, or do you, follow the legalities of homeschooling for your “home” state in the U.S.? I’m not sure whether we need to register with my state for homeschooling before we take off. Curious to know what you did. Thank you! And again, sorry for posting in comments section. Cindy

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