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 followed … [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.
I tweeted the other day about how Tigerboy was enjoying a trial on Doodlemaths and someone replied to ask if that meant we didn't have holidays. And the honest answer is, we don't, really. Over the years, we've drifted from a more structured home education approach with some very obvious curriculum … [Read more...] about Why we home educate in the holidays
Today in the post I got a form from college - additional information for home educated students. There was a little box headed up "brief reason for home education". Brief? You want me to summarise how we came to home education briefly? There were a couple of years of research that spun off reading I … [Read more...] about Brief reason for home education.