I’m happy to have any posts on home education/ flexi schooling or whatever really that people can come up with. I want to post the carnival early september – so if you can get links to me by end of August that gives me a bit of time to get organised. There’s a contact form up there in the menu, or you can leave links in the comments, or stick them in a tweet 🙂
If you need a prompt though, here are a few questions.
Why do you home educate?
How do you home educate?
Is there anything you’d do differently if you did it all again?
What’s your favourite resource/book/website?
What’s the daftest question you’ve ever been asked about home education.
And anyone who has advice for the people who say I’d love to home educate but I don’t have the courage, I wouldn’t know where to start, we can’t afford it, I could never do maths, that would be particularly great.
Ooh, and typical day photo posts are always great – if words aren’t your forte 🙂
I’ve written in the past about what got me started – it was reading John Holt while I was on a PGCE. I decided to home educate long before I had children. I’m lucky that it’s worked well for us – although we’ve mixed it up along the way. The children did have several years in a montessori school, and I had 9 months there myself. I’m even a qualified Montessori teacher now – I’d love to get the elementary qualification, and even the secondary one, though I can’t see me fitting it in while I’ve still got children around. And by the time they aren’t around it would seem a bit pointless.
My absolute ideal environment would be a sort of lending library of montessori equipment, with other families using it as a base, preferably with a nice large outdoor wilderness and a place to grow food and keep chickens. Wonder if anyone would noticed if I just set up home in the barn at Kentwell…
That’s another good question. What would your perfect home ed life look like? Let’s hear your dreams folks, as well as your realities.