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Flexible Working and Learning Environments

Kitchen Table Homeschool
Author: Doug Virtue
For many families, the kitchen table has become the homeschool. It’s the best place in the house for many reasons: it’s where the family eats; it’s where mom and dad are for much of the day; it’s the biggest, flattest, most available workspace; it has the best lighting and it’s central to every other place...
Author: Doug Virtue

A Childcare Provider’s Role During Remote Learning

TLJ: Athena, how long have you been a childcare provider? AZ: I have been a childcare provider off and on for over ten years, usually doing short spurts with families while they are going through intense times. I am currently with a family in the South Bay. TLJ: Has your role changed since the pandemic…

Distance Learning on the Spectrum: Setting Up for Success

Author: Megan Knapp

The abrupt shift to distance learning left many families, children, educators and administrators uneasy during an uncertain time. With drastic changes in routines, loss of social connections to friends and teachers, and an immediate need to cope with an ever-changing reality; individuals on the autism spectrum may need additional support navigating their new world of…

Author: Megan Knapp

“Corner Office”

Author: Doug Virtue

  Now that we’re all CEO’s (Chief Everything Officers), we might as well give ourselves a Corner Office. That unused corner by the window might be one of the few available spaces that can be converted to a home office without upsetting the other activities of the household. A properly-sized and well-positioned corner table provides…

Author: Doug Virtue
Re-purposed classroom chairs now being used for catering. The chair in the middle is exactly 50 years old!

Making a Place

Author: Doug Virtue

Can a Chair Make a Place? In the case of our 9000 Series, the answer might be yes. Last summer, long before the Coronavirus dominated the news, my wife and I were at a birthday party in California’s eastern Sierra. The caterer had acquired some Virco 9000’s from a local school where the chairs had…

Author: Doug Virtue

Times Like These…

Work Life Balance During the COVID-19 Pandemic Giana and her husband live in Southern California and have a seven-year-old daughter who is in the first grade. TLJ: Giana, if you think back to a year ago, what did an average work day look like for you? GR: Usually: Up by 7am Breakfast with our daughter…

The Full Life of a Homeschooler

Tajia Hammack has homeschooled each of her six children, ages four to twenty-two, at some point in their life. She has used traditional homeschool teaching methods along with starting and running her own nature school for five years. Currently, she has created a homeschool pre-school co-op with other families in her community. Her full life…