Educational Theory

School starting age

School starting age: the evidence is an article from a Cambridge University researcher. It raises some questions about why we are continuing an educational trend that seems to have no benefit to the children. Studies have compared groups of children in New Zealand who started […]


Today’s post is a very short one.  Perhaps attributable to a NaBloPoMo hangover? Anyway, I just wanted to say that I’ve created a new page here called “videos”.  Yes, I’m showing my age.  Perhaps I should have called it YouTube or Media or some other […]

Sir Ken

If you haven’t come across Sir Ken Robinson before, then you might want to take a look at some of these YouTube talks. TED 2006: Do schools kill creativity? The RSA Animate version of Changing Paradigms. I especially like the latter video.  The visuals are […]

Conscience prodders

As I’ve written on our About page, we’re pretty eclectic in our approach to homeschooling.  There are many aspects of a variety of philosophies and approaches that appeal.   Naturally homeschooling is something of an extension to parenting and it is not a simple matter […]

Classical Education

Classical Education

I’ve always been interested in the idea of my children coming to know the classical world and gaining an understanding of where our cultures originate from.  That is most probably down to the prehistorian/anthropologist in me. So when this nice link to a pre-planned curriculum […]

Changing Education Paradigms – Ken Robinson

I am a big fan of the TED talks over at YouTube, but sadly I don’t spend as much time watching them as I would like.  Then this past week a TED talk that showed great promise popped up on my Facebook feed from a […]