I've been thinking a lot about this recently. We're told to find our passion and follow it, find a way to love our work, or turn what we love into a career, commit, dive in, give it all you've got. What if you don't have just one passion? What if you are interested in lots of things, that might seem … [Read more...] about What do you do if you don't have a passion?
So this year Small is old enough to be in high school. (When did it start getting referred to as high school here instead of secondary?) Mathematically speaking he's several years ahead of his peers. In terms of reading he reads extremely well, if sporadically. His writing is excellent, if a little … [Read more...] about Unschooling with Animal Crossing
Over the years I've tried a wide variety of styles of home education. We've been structured, used bits of curriculum, tried out Montessori, unschooled, gone childled. And nothing has really worked for any length of time. Which is why we keep changing. I'd love to be able to unschool, but it really … [Read more...] about Yet another change in home ed styles.
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 … [Read more...] about Potato world – or how many hours do you teach them?
the children pootle on educating themselves these days. Dare I say we're into some sort of routine? I'll whisper :D They each do maths most days. That's the thing I'm strictest on - Big has not recovered her confidence fully from being moved on a little fast at school, and I feel that little and … [Read more...] about In between the reviews and the roadtrips