I’ve been visiting some groups of home educating parents recently whilst promoting my new book and it’s been enlightening to see how diverse they are and what a valuable resource they offer to home schoolers. Some offer a structured learning activity for the children, whilst others offer a more social occasion with activities for the... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
There have been some interesting articles in the media recently concerning the use of technology in the classroom. It’s been sparked by a study which found that large investment in classroom technology and frequent use of technology in lessons has created poorer results in English, Maths and Science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)... Read more »
When most of us think about learning we think about the approach we’re most familiar with; a formal school approach with children at desks, in a classroom, receiving lessons from a teacher, studying or doing research through the printed word either online or in books, practising academic exercises that are continually measured, tested at certain... Read more »
Although this is rarely voiced, I think it is a concern that many parents have when considering the choice to home educate. It’s often perpetuated through the sharing of myths by those who are ignorant of home schooling, and perhaps even rather afraid of it. The mainstream choice of schooling works really well for most... Read more »
It is the legal right of all parents to choose not to send their children to school and to home educate instead. But how this is interpreted sometimes affects the relationships between home schooling families and their Local Authority. The law states that a child should receive an efficient full-time education suitable to age, ability,... Read more »