Next week, Centered in Taipei magazine will publish an article I wrote about homeschooling in Taiwan. It is packed with practical information. So, it is quite timely that a message came through fromEdward Scott Rosenberg; a father looking for like-minded homeschoolers in Taichung.
ATTN: Homeschoolers in Taichung
My wife, our 6 year old and myself have started a small homeschooling
group that caters specifically to homeschoolers in Taichung.
Why I am posting here is that we are constantly on the lookout for like
minded individuals who can help us fill in the gaps in teaching,
workshops and activities.
*I teach (of course) English and science based classes for free. I only ask parents to gather material for the classes.
*I have a friend who teaches Yoga to 5+ kids for only NT100 a class (adults too).
*We also have teachers that teach German and Japanese.
We organize meet ups and gatherings for support and to work as a
community helping each others with all the challenges that come.
If you are interested in this and wish to contribute your time and
experience to homeschooling families, contact me (Edward Scott Rosenberg) on Facebook.
Edward mentioned he would LOVE to meet more English-speaking homeschoolers in Taichung area.
Edward is passionate about farming, and teaches people how to keep an oragnic farm in Taiwan (Taichung in particular). He describe things so well himself, I'll use another quote.
I have a Facebook page, Taichung Urban Farmers (TUF), that I use to teach people of all ages how to grow plants (mostly edible) and how to eat healthy.
In the very near future, I plan on having free events at TUF's 20 ping
mini-farm that will teach both parents and children together how to live
healthier lives through organic farming practices and other self
*For those concerned, these are science based classes and can be labeled as such.
Some examples include...
*Planting and caring for plants – I teach hands on about
photosynthesis, pollination, helping plants grow and things of this
nature. I always give away the plants for free after teaching how to
care for them. Many children love journaling the plants life. It is
wonderful watching the process of children growing, caring and eating
what they have grown.
*Bottle biology with recycled bottles –
Fun hands on projects include learning about composting, how to make
kimchee and build a TerrAqua Column model to explore the link between
land and water.
*Other Recycling Bottle fun - Making self watering planters, mini greenhouses and more!
Go ahead and 'like my page' for updates and if you wish to get together
for a science class (agriculture/biology), let me know and I will
Look out for my article next week, for information about homeschooling in Taiwan.
Are you still homeschooling in Taichung? I am here for the summer and looking into what it would take to live here longer and home school.ReplyDelete