Positive Reasons to Home Educate

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  • Mar
    9

    Why you should consider H.E.

    Below are some positive articles and videos about home education to inspire and motivate you.

  • Apr
    17

    Home schooling: the experiences of two teenagers

    Educating a child at home is possibly not something that many parents would ever contemplate doing.

    So it might be surprising to learn that up to 50,000 children across the country are being taught by their parents in this way.

    But what makes a family decide that a traditional education is not the right one for their child? And how easy is it to go about taking a child out of school and providing for their education at home?

    Reporter Holly Whitmill spoke to two mothers and their sons who decided that school was not for them.

  • Apr
    1

    Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

    The research, led by Charles Hillman, a professor of kinesiology and community health and the director of the Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory at Illinois, suggests that physical activity may increase students' cognitive control – or ability to pay attention – and also result in better performance on academic achievement tests.

  • Apr
    1

    Recording the first signs of spring

    Alfie thoroughly enjoys nature forays. He reports having seen a merganser down by the river, the flash of a kingfisher, and a heron, all perching and waiting, ready to dive.

    The 11-year-old and other members of the family look out for a heron regularly to be seen on a favourite perch, and also see other waterside birds.

    Taking part in Springwatch is something that can be built into everyday activities as Alfie, his mother Jane Harrison, and other members of the family have found.

  • Mar
    31

    Response to Bernard Trafford from Roland Meighan

    Written in response to Bernard Trafford's piece in the Guardian.

    Bernard Trafford’s excellent piece about home-based education reminds me of his reaction to seeing that his daughters regained their enthusiasm for learning once they came out of school.  It was that he wanted similar enthusiasm in the pupils at his school and so he set about making some significant changes in the regime to make it more learner-friendly and learner-responsive. He had considerable success.

  • Mar
    31

    Why point the finger at home-educators?

    By Dr Bernard Trafford, head of the Royal grammar school, Newcastle upon Tyne, and chairman of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

    Roland Meighan has written a reply to this article.

  • Mar
    30

    The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

    Hint: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life

    By Carol S. Dweck

  • Mar
    30

    informal learning, home education and homeschooling

    Most families who start out "doing school" at home find that what works in school does not transfer easily to the home. Of necessity, home educators find themselves pioneering new educational approaches, nearly always less formal ones. They provide convincing evidence for the potential of informal learning. Alan Thomas explores some important aspects of the home education and homeschooling phenomenon.

  • Mar
    30

    The Teaching of Arithmetic I: The Story of an experiment

    In 1929 a school superintendent in New Hampshire, named L.P. Benezet, conducted an experiment in which he removed all maths teaching from primary school until year 7 with spectacular results. It started from a letter he wrote to another superintendent in reply to his statement that he could not see what could possbly be removed from the curriculum:

  • Mar
    30

    Lockhart's Lament - Why Maths Teaching is so Wrong