Category Archives: Dubai

Educate for Problem-Solving, Not Factories

This is the title of a fascinating article that popped up on my FB page. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2012/12/14/educate-for-problem-solving-not-factories/ It concludes, and I concur, “Education must create value by teaching people to make a living as problem-solvers and purposeful entrepreneurs…Let’s stop stifling creativity and innovation. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates :)

Merry Christmas to all homeschoolingmiddleeast readers! It’s our first Christmas in Dubai as a family, but not my first Christmas in Dubai since I lived here years ago. It’s where I met my hubbie 🙂 It doesn’t feel at all … Continue reading

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Waldorf Dilemma

I know it feels like I’m totally neglecting this blog but I’m not really because, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m always writing posts in my head. I still have lots to say and really want to share my ideas but … Continue reading

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Homeschooling in Dubai, the Early Days – Month 9 of Learning at Home

Thank goodness for Percy Jackson books on CD! In the guise of trying to homeschool whilst driving hours a day shopping for new-home furniture, I bought a few books/stories on CD. One of them was ‘The Lightening Thief’. I had … Continue reading

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Homeschooling in Dubai Update – Month 8 of Learning at Home

I got an email from a friend today who said that it looked like I was living in a ‘Blade Runner’ world. In 1982, the world in that great movie looked extremely futuristic and very overwhelming. I thought this was … Continue reading

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Homeschooling in Dubai Update – Month 8 of Learning at Home

So, an update…It’s been two and a half weeks since we landed in Dubai. I was in denial and then full of sadness about leaving Bahrain. I was terribly worried about finding an equivalent home. The intensity of some of … Continue reading

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Homeschooling in Dubai

I haven’t abandoned this blog. Not at all. I write posts in my head all the time. I just don’t get to write them down since we’ve moved to Dubai.  I am always thinking about homeschooling, about education, about parenting. … Continue reading

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We’ll be living in Dubai by the end of October…

We’re moving to Dubai. We expect to be there by the end of October. Any homeschoolers living in the U.A.E. please do get in touch on this blog, or by email, and let’s get together! I am really going to … Continue reading

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Modelling Learning at the Cutting Edge, Not Just Modelling Lifelong, Continuous Learning – Month 7 of Learning at Home

Yesterday, I was trying to listen to an introduction to my ‘History of the World since 1300’ course using headphones attached to my laptop. Of course the kids kept bugging me and I had to keep pausing and nudging the … Continue reading

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