Back-To-School time is always a great time of the year! But things are looking very different this time around. Lots of uncertainty about in-person classes vs. going virtual with distance learning. COVID-19 has turned everything upside down. Truth be told... ALL parents got a taste of homeschooling their kids this past spring. Some say it’s not for them... others were pleasantly surprised with how things went.
Back with us in the 7 am hour is Jamie Erickson. She’s the founder of The Unlikely HomeSchool and a popular education blogger. Her book from Moody Publishers is a great one: Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence.
Plus, reopening our schools. What does the new school year look like for your kids or grandkids? How are you navigating this? Things we need to consider? What options are you considering? Anne Flenner (audio) pays us a visit in the 8 am hour. She’s a school counselor for Florida Virtual School. This is an interesting option for those who are on the fence about sending their kids back to school.
Jamie Erickson taught elementary school before becoming a mother. When her first child turned five she made the decision to homeschool her daughter. Four more children followed and she homeschools all five. Jamie is the founder of The Unlikely Homeschool and a popular education blogger. Her website, social media channels, and blog encourage and equip a growing tribe of more than 50,000 homeschooling mothers around the world. She has written for a number of homeschool publications and is also a co-host of the Mom to Mom Podcast.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.