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Do Algebra and Unschooling go Together?

Do Algebra and Unschooling go Together?

So I was curious to know out from my friends three things. Firstly, who understands algebra and secondly do they use it in their work and thirdly do they think it really needs to be taught in schools? My experience of algebra was one of extreme anxiety, shame and complete, I have no idea what […]

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Learning to step in to the boy’s world…

Learning to step in to the boy’s world…

There is so much about being a mother of a boy that I don’t understand, that is not inherently in my bones, that I sometimes have to turn to my husband and ask ‘what is this boy thing all about?’ I so thought I would have all the knowledge but of course I don’t, I […]

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Can kids learn to read if you don’t push them to learn to read?

Can kids learn to read if you don’t push them to learn to read?

Reading at school for our kids was a really stressful, they had a programme they had to follow, it was painful for me to watch as every bone in my body knew it was not right for them. It was even more painful to collude with, so I didn’t really. I would rather that my […]

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Abandoning teaching. Embracing facilitating.

Abandoning teaching. Embracing facilitating.

  When I started out teaching the kids and I say ‘teaching’ because that was exactly how I was approaching it. I had it all organised, I was ready. We would start with a check in, ‘How are you? How is everything? What would you like to do today?’ And in my mind I would […]

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The World in My Living Room and the Beauty of the School in the Cloud…

The World in My Living Room and the Beauty of the School in the Cloud…

The world is moving fast technologically. Our kids will quickly out-run us with their abilities on a computer and on keeping up with the web. We have decided to embrace it for all its positive aspects and use it as a tool to connect, share and generally be curious about the world, which really is […]

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The Importance of Ignorance

The Importance of Ignorance

Ignorance is one of those words that has a bad reputation. If someone is called Ignorant it means stupid, or something similar. And it can be used to insult people. It is a primed word and has what we call ‘baggage’. But as I have become older I have had that dizzy, exciting and surprising […]

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