I will point out, before we start, that this has been done by me playing and typing, playing and typing etc etc. There may be transcription errors where I've misheard something, or mistyped something. You can listen to the show yourself at the moment here, segment starts 2 hr 33 minutes in. I … [Read more...] about Transcript of interview with Cllr Richard Watts on BBC Radio 4 Today show, 16th November. Topic – increase in number of home educated children.
Disclosure: The product was provided free for review. It's all about tech these days, and while knowing how to use it is one thing, knowing how to program it is a whole other aspect. I admit to having a slight head start in this area, as an ex programmer, but the way I learnt to program, on a ZX81 … [Read more...] about BBC micro:bit from PiHut – a great #HomeEducation resource
Children in Middlesbrough are being encouraged to explore the town’s most popular stories with new reading logs and the chance to win an iPad mini. Note, most of what follows is a press release, which is why it doesn't read like one of my blog posts. However, I'm sharing it because when I … [Read more...] about Middlesbrough children encouraged to read with chance to win iPad mini. Confirmed open to home educators.
I still get a fair few contacts via social media about home education, so I thought it was probably time for a bit of an update on where we are, how we're doing and what it looks like these days. Also, I was inspired by Adele over at Beautiful Tribe who wrote a beautiful post about resetting … [Read more...] about Home education, how's it looking these days?
I didn't start home educating as an act of rebellion, but it seems increasingly the government views this entirely legal activity that way. Instead, it was to give my children space to be themselves without external judgement /artificial standards /ridiculous amounts of unnecessary testing. I … [Read more...] about The other path.