Let me start out here by saying that I am by no means an experienced "techy" mom. Wish I was! However, when I took a giftings test a few years ago, I discovered my first gift to be a Server, and my second to be a Teacher. What this means in a nutshell is that I love to help others, and I love to research! That's why I decided to begin this blog. I may not be able to tell you how to operate all the new apps and programs that are flooding the web these days, but I am researching resources every day which I hope will help you with educating your tribe.
My name is Kelly Stilwell, and my journey with virtual schooling began after our family had moved to Florida. We had homeschooled in Maryland for four years, and for some crazy reason, we decided to spend gobs of money on a private school when we moved. After my youngest was bullied and my oldest was given a book to read in honors English that contained that lovely "F" word numerous times, we realized we had made a mistake. We loved homeschooling! My kids learned more, enjoyed it more, and we were able to travel, which we really love! No worries about missing school. No worries about vacationing when everyone else vacations. No worries!
We found a virtual school in Florida that allows us to remain registered homeschoolers, and my teens are excelling. I have a 15 year old that is dual enrolled at the local community college, and on the Dean's List.
Moms call me all the time and come over to sit at my kitchen table so I can show them how we do it. That's why I write about virtual schooling. As I've already made some mistakes, I hope I can help you avoid them. My e-book, No Limit Learning, will be out sometime later this summer!
Enjoy. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org