Encouraging Meaningful Engagement in Home Learners

First of all, I think we can all stop calling it ‘home schooling’ now. Most home educators don’t relate and pretty much every parent I know has finally reliased that teachers are the unsung heroes, that they all deserve a pay rise, that they’ve forgotten pretty much everything they learned in school and that whatContinue reading “Encouraging Meaningful Engagement in Home Learners”

Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation is a funny thing. Sometimes we feel like we’re filled with inspiration and an awareness of the things we need to do to get to where we want to go. Sometimes we just want to sit in our pjs and watch television. Some people are highly motivated by work, money and career success, theyContinue reading “Intrinsic Motivation”

This is not home education

Radio 4 are running a new series called ‘The Corona Chronicles’. This is my submission, but if it doesn’t get selected I thought I’d share it here anyway. I’ve been home educating for over 6 years and I’ve heard every awed, shocked and concerned comment there is: ‘But what about their social lives?’ ‘How canContinue reading “This is not home education”