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Worldschooling afloat: we’re talking Epic Education

What’s it really like homeschooling kids while traveling? What are the tools and resources that help us with boatschooling? How is technology part of our everyday life, especially as it relates to learning? These are the questions Jason wants to demystify. But backing up: Jason and his wife Keiko met as teachers, and have a really interesting story. […]

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Lost WWII wreck- found in Thailand?

We like to think we’re pretty observant about the world around us. In this region vigilance is essential, thanks to the many fish traps and unattended fish nets in local waters. A thin stake with a ragged flag, a piece of Styrofoam that is the body double of floating garbage may be the only sign […]

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Giving back: citizen science programs for cruisers

Living with a lighter footprint is one of our motivating factors to choose the cruising life. Helping our children learn about risks and realities of the global effects of climate change and is connected to this environmental sensibility. A great way to bring these together is to participate in citizen scientist programs, where our nomadic […]

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Boatschooling: interviewed by The Sociable Homeschooler

Vivienne, of The Sociable Homeschooler “…Your children, and a willing heart”: the most important things you need to homeschool, according to Vivienne McNeny of The Sociable Homeschooler blog and radio program. I think no matter what path your choose for learning as a family, this is a beautiful fundamental to keep in mind. It’s not intended to […]

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Boatschooling, Part 1: finding a path

“Are you homeschooling your children?” It surprises me how often we are asked this question, given that we have been away from home for five years with kids who are smack in the elementary/middle school window of learning. The snark in me is tempted to say “no, we’re not,” and watch the reaction. Partly because, […]

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Making friends in the Louisiades: learning Misima dialect

Connecting with people in the places we visit, learning about our similarities and differences, is something I truly enjoy. Demonstrating interest by knowing some of their language is a great way to start. This is complicated by the vast number of languages we faced, first in Papua New Guinea and now here in Indonesia. Tok […]

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Seems we haven’t messed the kids up

It’s been three years since our kids were enrolled in school. When we left, Niall was in third grade. Mairen had just finished kindergarten. Siobhan… well, I guess she’s never been enrolled! It’s been boatschooling ever since. Finding a homeschooling path wasn’t always easy, but I had some pretty amazing mentors to help find it: […]

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Just another day on Totem

My parents recently asked for “normal everyday” pictures of what’s happening with the children on board. It’s hard to say what a normal day is, since they change as often as the scenery around us- but there are common themes. Here are a few snippets from recent days on board Totem. Niall has been working […]

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