Educational Theory

Cohorts are not the answer

Cohorts are not the answer

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 […]

The horse, and getting back on it.

The horse, and getting back on it.

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 […]

When are kids too young?

When are kids too young?

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 […]

Joyful illiteracy, the best start

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 […]