Monthly Archives: April 2012

Month 3 – Day 67 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Part 3 – A taster of how I plan to teach our children, and possibly other children, Philosophy

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Week 10 – Day 65 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Is it OK to ask young children to question the existence of God? Part 2

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Week 9 – Day 61 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Should young children be taught philosophical, critical thinking skills either at school or at home? Part 1

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It’s Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day! A great  post about how it should be dealt with in school is at: http://moderndaychris.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/earth-day-why-education-should-focus-on-the-environment/ It’s a short read. Please do take the time to look at it and I have a comment about my experiences with kids … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Day 60 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Your recommendations please for a trip to Paris and the Netherlands!

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Week 9 – Day 56 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Free Play vs Enrichment Activities

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Week 8 – Day 55 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Visiting Edward’s old school; a shock to the system

I found it really quite traumatic. My throat felt like it was being held in a vice. I felt thirsty and dry but I could hardly swallow. The conformity! The ‘Good morning, Miss Brown’ by hundreds of singsong voices. Then … Continue reading

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Please help my son find a fencing teacher!

One of the joys of learning at home is being able to pursue a child’s ardent interests. Thus far, my son’s most ardent interest is sword fighting! I am not kidding. And he is very, very good at it. He … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Day 52 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – “What are we supposed to get out of school”?

Please vote in today’s poll! Preferably after you’ve read today’s post since it might change your mind! Everyone I’ve been speaking to in the last few weeks about home education has such a different mentality about education and learning that … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Day 48 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Deschooling Myself

Welcome to my first readers from Thailand! It’s great to have you visit and I hope you’ll return often! Today I admitted to myself that I have been feeling really tired the last few weeks and pretty anxious on a … Continue reading

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