5 02, 2011

having a voice…

By |February 5th, 2011|home education|8 Comments

I recently contributed a post for purpos/ed (which is about opening a debate  around education) with my partner and son which I hope offered a voice for people outside the formal education system. I think we questioned that system and presented one view from the home education/home learning perspective and also from the perspetive of [...]

3 12, 2010

random act of kindness

By |December 3rd, 2010|home education|1 Comment

we had an unusual and very nice surprise this week from a stranger. We received a copy of a book from Amazon that we don't already have and that we didn't order. It was 'My name is Mina' by David Almond.  It came with a message saying: 'found your blog recently. Thought you would like [...]

26 02, 2010

scapegoats and scaremongers

By |February 26th, 2010|home education|6 Comments

>I've been away for a while - trying to focus only on what I have to. Lots happening and will do a catch up post soon... However I am moved to write today following the ridiculous media and government response to the court case about the awful death of 7 year old Khyra Ishaq. A [...]

15 01, 2009

>home learnings

By |January 15th, 2009|home education|4 Comments

> we are now really immersed in the home learning and are trying a new routine where each day we do one hour of intense one to one work followed by one hour of self-directed learning. The rest of the time tends to be flexible and of course home learning happens all the time wherever [...]

22 02, 2008

>preparings

By |February 22nd, 2008|home life|0 Comments

We're off 'doon the water' as they say in Glasgow. We've had an offer accepted on a house in Dunoon, which is in Argyll and Bute on the West coast of Scotland. We are all fairly excited but it isn't planned to happen until the end of May. This allows enough time to sell our [...]

15 02, 2008

>new beginnings

By |February 15th, 2008|home education, home life|5 Comments

> frozen in time It feels like we are coming out of hibernation... So much has happened that I don't have time to do write it all down, but I think we're coming back to the blogging and soon to the home education... laurie is due to start secondary school this year and it has [...]

17 07, 2006

>meanings

By |July 17th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>been a while... we had a holiday last week - a few days out and visits and lots of home time. nice... school update... still no response from the education services since I wrote a letter asking them how we go about getting a "co-ordinated support plan" (new laws in Scotland mean that we need [...]

16 05, 2006

>impressings

By |May 16th, 2006|home education|8 Comments

>the home education officer came today Laurie and I were a bit fab today. I'd written out our philosophy - child centred, informal, indpendent learning and holistic approach. In my usual anal way I'd written a bloody report!!! It listed each subject, the resources and the related activities. Resources included tv computer games, internet, books, [...]