Tell it to the Moon – guest post on home schooling by author Siobhan Curham

As regular readers will know, most of my children are home educated, and despite growing numbers of children educated outside school, it’s a topic rarely touched upon in fiction. So when I was offered Tell it to the Moon to read and review, and I realised it included a home schooled teenager, I jumped at […]

100 ways to home educate – guest post Tammie Griffiths from Aspire Chaos to Calm

As yesterday’s blog on different ways to home educate was on fb, I’m reposting it here (with explicit permission!) so that it can be easily found as part of the blog hop πŸ™‚ You can find Tammie on facebook or twitter My article is in the comments ?via Ripl.com Posted by Aspire-Chaos to Calm-Connecting & […]

Playing home education bingo.

Most of the time I’m happy to talk about home education. I love to chat about the different ways children learn to read. (Phonics. Picture books. Reading eggs. Montessori materials. Osmosis.) I can enthuse for hours about following interests, the value of playing online games, how great the world of nature is and so on. […]

The death of Dylan Seabridge – home education in the news.

The last couple of days home education has featured on several radio shows and BBC news because of a leaked report into the death of a child in Wales in 2011. The case is tragic. Dylan Seabridge died of scurvy (although apparently his parents dispute that) without contact with medical services. There *was* a family […]

The Not Back to School Carnival – because education is mandatory, but school isn’t.

Home education is a valid and legal option. And there are lots of people doing it. This is a carnival of celebration, of encouragement, and I’m thrilled that so many people have joined in. So without further ado, let’s take a wander. You may remember I posted some prompts – a few people have taken […]

Potato world – or how many hours do you teach them?

When I mention home education, one of the most common questions is how many hours do you teach? (That usually follows on from do you do the teaching. Which is one that makes me wince slightly.) It’s difficult to explain. There’s very little teaching here. Learning happens as and when it happens – it requires […]

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