This is episode 28 and this week I’m talking to Lorna from @2devonpixies_home_ed. We talked on the 17th March, as lockdown for the coronavirus was just starting, but before the school’s had closed, so that colours the whole conversation. However we also talk about tuff trays, the pedagogy of ‘give it a go’ and Lorna brings a fantastic book list that will keep you going through these strange days.
This week on the podcast, we are trying something different and doing a deep dive into what is going on for a home ed family right now, with a Day in the Life interview.
This week I’m talking to Daksina who now writes regularly for HomeEdVoices.co.uk. We talk about getting our heads around the idea that every education has gaps, and that is ok. We fangirl over the calming influence of Julie Bogart, and we talk all things gameschooling.
This week I’m talking to Kate McConaghy who now writes regularly for HomeEdVoices.co.uk. We talk about videogames and how they can be a gateway to literacy. How it all counts, not just the stuff that looks the most like school, and how you can structure your yearly plan to protect your mental health.
Many families are celebrating a variety of festivals over December and trying to add seasonal festivities on top of a full home ed life is likely to result in overwhelm.
Here are some things you can do to keep things calm(er)…
This is episode 23 and this week I’m talking to Helen from @Belzibow. We talk about Helen’s lapbooks and picture book units at Branch Out World, helen tells us how her family tackles GCSEs, and about keeping teens engaged in home ed groups.
This is episode 22 and this week I’m talking to Wendy from @EnjoyMathsHomeEd. We talk about Wendy’s Maths Programme, Enjoy Maths, the positive educational impact of ordinary things, encouraging a lifetime of learning, and the advantages of being a mature university student.
This is episode 21 and this week I’m talking to Jimena from @PlayLiveAndLearn. We talk about the tiny rebellion of not applying for a school place, home education alongside being a professional actor, and learning in front of your children.
This is episode 20 and this week I’m talking to Ashleigh from @wild.wood.childhood. We talk about home educating alongside a sibling in school, home edding foundation and year 1 on a very small budget, and the fear of missing out, and how it can mess with your confidence and cost you money.