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Struggling with it

OK, this is a hard thing to write. But in the interests of keeping this blog meaningful, I need to be able to share the hard stuff along with the idealism and rosiness. About a month or so ago, we … Continue reading

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It’s been quiet around here because….

I’ve been reading and watching so much that I barely know where to start. There is so much I want to share with you. I’m just going to post link after link, video after video.

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How to get your kid to love school

The more reading I do, the more I maintain that homeschooling is the best education option. Along the way, I’ve been talking to my family about this, and I’ve introduced Kolya to some kids who are homeschooled. He is curious … Continue reading

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The curriculum-and-teacher narrative

When I mention homeschooling, the second thing people ask (after the ubiquitous What about socialisation? question) is: You mean you’ll get a curriculum and teach them at home? Behind this question lie a couple of assumptions: 1.  Kids have to … Continue reading

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Words of inspiration and encouragement

I’ve been reading and thinking so much about education and schooling and homeschooling and unschooling over the last couple of weeks that I feel my head might explode. Thank goodness for the broad international community online, or I would feel … Continue reading

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Unschooling Cape Town. Where are you?

Back in 2009, I got a bee in my bonnet about homeschooling. The schools model didn’t make sense to me. Classrooms and teachers don’t make sense to me. I write textbooks for a living. But education based in a textbook … Continue reading

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