What Home Ed REALLY looks like. You’ve got this. Rebel.
Mar20

What Home Ed REALLY looks like. You’ve got this. Rebel.

Dear every single parent in my timeline madly trying to recreate school at home, with highly structured schedules & worksheets: please stop!Schools teach in this manner because they have to keep 30-odd kids sorted at the same time. It’s basically crowd control, and not designed this way because it’s the best way to learn!You have such a rare and brilliant opportunity here – please don’t be afraid of it....

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One Home Ed Family’s Top Homeschool Learning Tips
Oct25

One Home Ed Family’s Top Homeschool Learning Tips

Seven years ago, for many reasons and after much through-the-night conversations (and long discussions with the kids), we decided to remove all four of our children, then aged between six and fourteen, from school in order to Home Educate. We had researched it thoroughly, spoke to many experienced home educators, and did everything we could to prepare.How did I feel in the first week without a school run? Frankly I was overwhelmed and...

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How can toxic stress be set aside from ‘healthy stress’ in schools?
Oct25

How can toxic stress be set aside from ‘healthy stress’ in schools?

Every year, the question of ‘how difficult exams have become’ is raised; are they too much now, or are they easier than before? Exams and classwork are stressful for students, and although stress is natural, at what point must schools step in? What can schools do to help students learn to manage stress levels and prevent toxic levels of stress? Correctly identifying stress  toxic stress for our kids By Antonio...

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Improving your education: Basic business skills
Oct25

Improving your education: Basic business skills

What one characteristic unites the most successful people in business? It’s the fact that they know they still have more to learn. Pursuing a career as an entrepreneur is a process of continual growth, and it’s never more important to focus on learning than when you’re right at the start of your career. If you have a strong idea but don’t yet have all the basic business skills you need to turn it into reality, it’s important to know...

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How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?
Sep12

How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?

If you’re Home Educating your kids, at some point the question of exams inevitably comes up. Probably even more than the perennial ‘how do they socialise’ question, I get the “But how DO home educated kids do GCSEs”? home educated teenager studying By Monkey Business Images | Shutterstock The simple answer is – the same way as school kids… but at more cost. Because exams aren’t free...

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GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.
Aug22

GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.

Today’s the day; up and down the country 16yr old’s are opening their GCSE Results envelopes and either sighing with relieved triumph or screwing it up in a rage – or more usually experiencing a range of emotions between the two.If you got the GCSE results you needed – Well Done! Move along, nothing to see here, you know your next steps.But you, over at the back there with the disappointed face on. If your...

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