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School Away from School is organized by the SUNY Buffalo State School of Education as a resource for parents, guardians, and anyone else caring for and educating children. School Away from School includes resources and references gleaned from many sources, including the direct expertise, experiences and recommendations of our faculty, staff, students, and school partners as well as from community members and our readers. Our goal is to review the many resources available and offer to you the most inspiring, quality, helpful ideas and information in one, easy to navigate place. By no means is this an exhaustive list or comprehensive homeschooling curriculum, but we can promise you many options on every page! We continuously add new information, so please check back often!
A message from Wendy Paterson,
School of Education Dean, Teacher and Very Proud Mom!
As Albus Dumbledore wisely said in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
At Buffalo State College, we play a role in "growing" teachers for schools, but we are tireless in our dedication to lifelong learning in all forms. While American ingenuity is being tested daily, and each and everyone of us is forced to rise to the challenge, we continue to be your partners in learning and teaching. This website can help you learn useful ideas for managing home schooling. The Internet can be a dangerous place, but it can also be the ticket to worlds that offer unimaginable fascination for children. We will help you navigate those worlds without fear.
It can fairly be said that parents are our first, and often our best, teachers. Teaching and learning takes place even when we don't plan it. Your children will learn from you just because they are born to learn.
Enjoy teaching. Be kind to yourself and to your children. Get to know each other. Play games. Have long conversations. Ask questions. Share stories. Believe in your kids' resilience. Believe in your own.