Of the many things that our government could be doing to improve the lot of kids in the education system, this ISN'T one of them. Yes, I have a bias. I could not envisage sending my 5 year old off to school when it was almost time for her to go. I couldn't see how… Continue reading Cohorts are not the answer
Well that was the world's shortest NaBloPoMo. I fell off the wagon on the third day! Oh well, I figure that I'm always telling my kids not to give up when things go a bit pear shaped, so here I am. Keeping on going. Sadly there is little to report on the home educating front… Continue reading The horse, and getting back on it.
This article from Science Alert came wandering across my web view today. It's called "New study suggests we're sending our kids to school too young". My initial reaction to reading the title was, 'well, duh!' The idea of sending my just-turned-five year old children off to school simply turned my guts when I thought about… Continue reading When are kids too young?
It's no secret that I have become very interested in the Finnish education system over the last little while and on reflection I think there's a lot about the way they do things that backs up why we chose to home educate. I came across this article in The Atlantic called The Joyful, Illiterate… Continue reading Joyful illiteracy, the best start
You may have remembered me posting about the difference between teaching and learning at the beginning of the month. Well, I decided to try and get out of my own way. Luckily for me, there was a Fall course for Project-Based Homeschooling and I took advantage of it. I signed up in a fit of… Continue reading Project Based Home Education – let’s learn