Monthly Archives: May 2012

Finding my tribe in the homeschooling community – Does it matter anyway? Month 4 of Learning at Home

I’m really looking forward to getting together with a group of homeschoolers tomorrow. It will be the third time I’ll be getting together with them, the second time with our children. There aren’t many homeschoolers here in Bahrain so it’s … Continue reading

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Chattin’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame

I just had a nice little ‘chat’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame. How cool is that! It made me feel a lot less isolated, to talk to someone on the other side of the world who’s … Continue reading

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How to deal with potentially explosive mixed age group situations? Month 4 of Learning at Home

Edward, aged 7, has been offered the chance by his (hopefully) new Arts mentor to join a group of 12-14 year olds at a ‘How to Make Movies’ workshop. It’s a great opportunity that I’m really grateful for. He’s extremely … Continue reading

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“I LOVE learning, Mummy! And I especially like learning when we’re homeschooling!” – Month 4 of Learning at Home

This morning Edward said, “I LOVE learning, Mummy! And I especially like learning when we’re homeschooling!” My heart soared! Yeah! Yeah! I think Thursday was just a bump in the road. I guess we were just really in need of … Continue reading

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“If you REALLY believe that the stranger behind the teacher’s desk in a classroom is more qualified to meet your child’s needs than YOU are….well by all means, send them to school”

I’ve found this new, forthright homeschooler’s blog. I love this. I think it’s hysterical! It provides the short answer to why people homeschool, although I must admit, our choice here in Bahrain wasn’t an under-performing public school but a pretty … Continue reading

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A much better day today and I didn’t feed my insecurities by trying to do ‘school at home’ – Month 3 of Learning at Home

Was this post written in answer to my last post or was it heaven-sent? This is a definite part of my mission, “…you will find at the end of this magnificent journey…..an adult who is able to THINK, who questions, … Continue reading

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Month 3 of Learning at Home – How Can I Make Unschooling Work in this Environment?

FOREWORD: If you’re new to homeschoolingmiddleeast, welcome! I highly recommend that you start reading from ‘Day 1’. The fastest way to access this is to look for ‘Archives’ on the right hand side of the home page, click on ‘February … Continue reading

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How to avoid missing their childhood, putting down our gadgets

Thank you Imane for this…. How to avoid missing your children’s childhood This is a very important post from a lady who’s trying to put down her phone or whatever gadget is taking time away from her kids or the … Continue reading

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Are you Raising a Global Child? Are you “tucking the Fate of the World in every night”?

Great post by Constant Geography – http://constantgeography.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/are-you-raising-a-global-child/ After you’ve read it, perhaps you can wonder whether you qualify, “So, to you parents coaching yourselves to be “Global Parents” so your kids will be “global kids,” you tuck the Fate of the … Continue reading

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Month 3 of Learning at Home – Maths vs. Language Arts/Literacy and reading ability anxiety or lack of it

FOREWORD: If you’re new to homeschoolingmiddleeast, welcome! I highly recommend that you start reading from ‘Day 1’. The fastest way to access this is to look for ‘Archives’ on the right hand side of the home page, click on ‘February … Continue reading

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