Monthly Archives: March 2013

Homeschooling on Holiday in Luxor, Egypt – Part 3

Our first outing to the West Bank was along a well-trodden tourist trail, to the ‘Valley of the Kings’. Ancient Egyptians called the West Bank of Thebes (now Luxor), the ‘City of the Dead’ (where the sun sets) as opposed … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on Holiday in Luxor, Egypt – Part 2

The good thing about taking holidays/homeschooling trips to developing countries is that the kids get a taste of very different lives. When we went to Luxor Museum the other day, we were accosted by kids, younger than my son, trying … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on Holiday in Luxor, Egypt – Part 1

We’ve just got back from two weeks in Luxor, Egypt… The ideal plan, according to me at least, would have been to really immerse ourselves in the Ancient Egyptian experience and see everything possible! However, Hubby is absolutely exhausted and … Continue reading

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Parenting on a Budget? Instead of feeling bad about what you can’t offer, consider that you might be making better lasting family memories!

http://www.tjed.org/2013/03/big-big-questionthe-weekly-mentor/ I subscribe to a weekly e-newsletter written by Oliver and Rachel DeMille co-creators of TJED, ‘Thomas Jefferson Education’. They often post thought-provoking articles. This one was especially nice for parents on a budget (most of us). Oliver asks”What are … Continue reading

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“Top Five Parenting Regrets” – hopefully some of these mitigated by homeschooling

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/mar/22/top-five-parenting-regrets I thought this was a short and sweet thought-provoking article. Are you going to share any of these regrets? Am I? I really don’t think so, in large part thanks to homeschooling. The author’s number 1 cited regret for … Continue reading

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“What to do next if you’re too cool for university” – This headline got my attention!

Following on from my piece about ‘hackschooling’, this is about a new University/College- level movement – ‘uncollege’.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/mar/18/uncollege-replacement-for-university-degree an article by Anna Fazackerley.  I like Stephen’s premise, “I want to live in a world where people are free to make their … Continue reading

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The Merits of Delayed Academics at Home and at School

This is interesting, in terms of what age kids should start school, what happens to kids with special needs and to gifted children in the present overly academic environment.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/mar/09/special-education-needs-michael-gove This is the headline of Deborah Orr’s article, “Children are … Continue reading

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