In March and April each year, learners in the Northern Hemisphere often have vacations from school that can last up to several weeks. This leaves families searching for fun, enriching, and engaging activities for kids with lots of newfound free time – and Outschool can be the perfect solution.
Why create classes during spring break?
Many parents may be looking for a way to elevate kids’ time off from traditional schooling into a unique chance to explore interests and have fun doing it (they are on “vacation,” after all). Outschool can provide structured activities that encourage learners to dive into subjects that they don’t always get to experience in school. Time off becomes time well spent learning what they love.
As an educator, you can design your class listings to speak exactly to this need. Include specific keywords describing how your course can help learners take time to explore their passions. If you specialize in traditional academic subjects, you could even offer classes that help learners get ready to return to school prepared for the next term.
Here are a few more ideas for creating successful classes during this time of year based on past Outschool trends and parent perspectives.
Pick the right format
The most popular class formats on Outschool during spring break season are by far camps and ongoing courses. Families may often be looking for activities that can help create a consistent schedule during a week with no school, and these class formats lend themselves well to that structure. Even so – an exciting one-time or flex class could grab the attention of a learner looking for your class topic!
Fill the school day
Enrollment data from 2021 shows that most families that year preferred sections during the traditional “school day” hours in North America, with most class enrollments occurring from 9am-12pm PST. You may want to consider adding new sections during these times in March and April to connect with kids at home on break! Last year, most enrollments during spring break season were from learners ages 7-10, though learners of all ages are active on Outschool classes during these months.
1:1 classes are also popular with parents looking for tutoring support or individualized instruction that can help their learners take advantage of extra time to learn a skill or improve their performance in an academic subject. Here’s why 1:1 classes could be a key to your success on Outschool.
Find your hook
A stellar class theme could be key for attracting families to your teaching business during spring break. As this is a prime time for learners to take part in exciting activities that match their interests, consider how you could create classes that give them a chance to:
- Make friends and share ideas in a social or gaming club
- Create a project or accomplish a goal over a multi-day camp class
- Look forward to new activities with a clear weekly schedule for an ongoing or multi-day class
Think about how you can help learners get creative and see things differently during this time of year! Can math be wacky and fun? Could they choose what song to learn on the piano themselves? Is now the time to write down that story that’s been living their imagination? Build your business by helping them see the possibilities on Outschool.