Last week over on Instagram, I was asked what appeared to be an innocent question:
“Would you ever discuss homeschool co-ops and their requirements for membership?”
I launched that discussion with a series of six posts. Hundreds of lengthy, personal comments followed. Blew me away.
Apparently there’s a lot of emotional charge around this topic. It felt good to see people heal their own pain and reach out to help each other get a new vision of what a co-op could be!
You should be able to read the posts if you’re not yet on Instagram, but you’ll need to create an account to comment. Otherwise, click the links below to the web pages for the posts (you might need to scroll up to see them).
The conversation was rich, cathartic, insightful, and ultimately creative and helpful! If you are trying to navigate the land of homeschool co-oping, I also offer you three ideas to try to help you be successful.
- The Origins of the Homeschooling Movement: Part One
- The Origins of the Homeschooling Movement: Part Two
- Problems with the Co-Op Model
- Idea #1: Kind Exclusivity
- Idea #2: Broad Inclusivity
- Idea #3: Keep It Small
Wishing you success, camaraderie, and joy in your homeschool co-ops this year!