Motivating our youngsters to study, learn and achieve is something we all do whether we’re parents, teachers, home educators, or however we’re related to kids. And there are as diverse a range of approaches to that as there are personalities. Some people believe that motivating people, particularly to confront the things they’d less rather do,... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
It can be very hard for some youngsters to settle into the hubbub of a school. And to stand it long term. For some, the stressful climate, noise, constant interaction and sensory bombardment is not the best place for them to learn and achieve. This is especially true of young people on the autistic... Read more »
Whether it’s helping with school homework, or home educating, or just in family discussions parents can often lack confidence with the subject of science. It’s also generally felt among parents and educators that science is perhaps not as important as Maths or English, for example. However, science underpins everything we do, everything we need to... Read more »
Gaming and social networking are an integral part of family life now. It’s normal and acceptable for the kids to be spending a lot of their time at home online and messaging etc. However, in order for that to remain healthily in proportion to other pursuits we perhaps need some input into steering their attention... Read more »
As soon as the internet started there was the opportunity to comment anonymously. At first this seemed to be a good thing, giving voice to those who may otherwise not have the opportunity to express concerns that were real and valid, and which could have a useful impact on making change. However, like with everything,... Read more »