On not going back to school. Staying at not school?

We went out and about today, and bought stationery for the new not-school year that’s fast approaching. None of this terminology makes much sense. As I’ve said, we’ve drifted into an unschooling lifestyle where there’s really not a lot of division in the day between overtly educational activities and games and playing and just life […]

Saturday Snippets 28th July 2018

{learning] about work. Bit of a shock to the system, but I’m sure I’ll adjust. {reading} How To Bee by Bren MacDibble. I started this months and months ago and somehow put it to one side and didn’t finish it. I’m working on finishing things now, and this was an easy choice to finish. It’s […]

Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.

Generally speaking, I’d rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics 😉 but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate plans to review this policy, a series of conversations […]

My educational philosophy.

The law in this country relating to education states: Duty of parents to secure education of children of compulsory school age The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable— a: to his age, ability and aptitude, and b: to any special educational needs he may […]

Getting my act together as an educational blogger – call for carnival posts.

I really really loved running the not back to school carnival. And I get the impression that it was pretty popular with a lot of home ed and other bloggers. So, I wondered if we could make an educational carnival a regular thing? Who is up for that? I was thinking maybe 4th Thursday of […]

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 […]

Carnival of differences – a request for posts.

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been blogging and tweeting a lot about the spartacus report and wrb (Welfare Reform Bill). I’d like to come at the whole disability awareness and benefit change thing from a different angle though, and I’d like to hold a blog carnival. I want to host a carnival of differences. I’d […]

Learning to read – a carnival!

So sorry this has taken me so long to post. without any further ado… Here’s Katie from Outside the Box with her Change makes you wanna hustle post about different approaches for different children. Drool over the absolute gorgeousness that is Chris’s post on the subject, Ready to Read, Something for the weekend. (Seriously, I […]

International Women’s Day Carnival.

As International Women’s Day is 100 years old this year, it seems only right to recognise and celebrate it with a carnival. I sent out a call for posts a while back, and I’ve had a great response. Before I go any further, if I’ve managed to miss any out, I grovel and abase myself, […]

Books, books, books…

Friends will know that I’m quite fond of books. That may be an understatement. There are books everywhere here. On the table. On the coffee table. Under the table. On the craft shelves. In the baby’s toybox (those are the baby’s books. Mainly.) The children have bookshelves in their bedroom. We have bookshelves in our […]

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