Day 11 – Home Educating Writing the Educational Philosophy

Yesterday I received a letter from the Education Caseworker at our Local Authority requesting that I make contact regarding T's education. I had heard of Education Philosophies but up until last night had no idea how to write one. I took to twitter for help (to no avail - oops!) and then to the local … Continue reading Day 11 – Home Educating Writing the Educational Philosophy

Home Educating – What We Learned Today

Today was our first official Home Education meet up, The Greeks' Takeover at Manchester Art Gallery an activity open to both schools and home ed groups. The company was great, and it was wonderful (for me mostly) to meet and talk to other 'established' home ed parents. The morning consisted of a very traditional 'school … Continue reading Home Educating – What We Learned Today

Home Educating – Things He Is Doing That I’m Noticing

Whilst this is all new to us, the fear of the unknown and him not going back to school seems to have faded fast. I'm now experiencing wonderful feelings of excitement and eagerness, its a great feeling, a mixture of relief and clarity. While I've been relishing in these feelings I've been observing him. We've … Continue reading Home Educating – Things He Is Doing That I’m Noticing

Deschooling. What Is It Exactly?

During my quest to educate myself on home educating, the term 'Deschooling' has popped up on many occasions. What exactly is deschooling? A quick search on google finds this: "Deschooling, a term rooted in the beliefs of Ivan Illich, is the shift from a traditional, government-influenced institution of schooling to a less-restricted method of learning … Continue reading Deschooling. What Is It Exactly?