MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Former public school teacher Janeen Guynn is teaming up with the Midland County Library to provide virtual ‘Homeschool 101’ classes to parents as an increasing number have opted for online learning this year.
“It’s really great actually even when this started and people were really panicking and a lot of anxiety at home my girls said well let’s just sit down and come up with a new schedule and that will work for us for a while and lets come up with some different goals,” said Guynn.
A mother herself, Guynn homeschools her own children and is happy she is able to help other parents in a stressful and uncertain time.
“I’ve got another little boy who will be joining our homeschooling this year because his mom is just very nervous about sending him back to school because he has a serious medical and that feels really great to be able to be helpful like that.”
She said a lot of parents wonder what curriculum they should buy, what supplies they need and what their schedule should look like but she wants to remind parents that homeschooling is constantly changing and it is not a one-size-fits-all type of learning.
“In my experience, lots of people go out and buy an entire box-curriculum that is very expensive and then they realize it doesn’t work and they are out a lot of finances if you slow down and ease your way in you are more likely to find something you want without being out a big expenditure upfront,” said Guynn.