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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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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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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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The First Day of Improving My Own Education for the Benefit of My Children’s – Month 7 of Learning at Home

I’ve previously blogged about the ‘History of the World since 1300’ Coursera course and why I’m doing it here and my anxiety about whether it will take too much time away from my primary concern; homeschooling the kids, so I … Continue reading

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How To Balance Furthering Your Own Education, Which Will Help You Be A Better Homeschooler, During The Time You Are ‘Meant’ To Be Homeschooling? Month 7 of Learning at Home

Taking an unschooling approach to learning is a bit stressful for me because I wake up each day thinking, “What shall we do today that looks more like learning than ‘just’ play?” Remember, you unschoolers who are about to jump … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 8 – Month 6 of Learning at Home

It’s the last few days of our holiday. It’s been nearly 5 weeks away. We are just starting to settle down and feel at home. We’ve learned the main roads to get around. We recognize major landmarks. We’ve slowed down … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in Paris, Part 4 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

The decision is not yet made – Disneyland tomorrow or not. We have worked on our son all afternoon and personally I now feel bad because he’s torn between what we offered instead (to buy him a medieval outfit and … Continue reading

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Leadership: ALL homeschoolers are Leaders and will likely teach their kids to be leaders too. Month 5 of Learning at Home

I’m reading two homeschooling books at the moment. One is certainly a seminal work, the other might be too, if it stands the test of time. The seminal work, presently beside my bed, is John Holt’s ‘Teach Your Own’ which … Continue reading

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Learning is taking off in this household! Month 4 of Learning at Home

It’s been a good few days. Edward’s interests are rocketing off here and there. Yesterday he even said that he wanted to ‘learn all day, Mummy’ (typically, I had to help my husband with some stuff so I couldn’t actually … Continue reading

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Even if your kid likes school should they go? If most schools are like junk food and rock music, why would I let my daughter go but not my son? Month 4 of Learning at Home

Today, I looked for books to download on to my Kindle, hoping I’ll have more time to read whilst on holiday than at home. I used the great Amazon feature that allows you to have a ‘sneak peak’ –  for … Continue reading

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