Category Archives: home education

Play without agenda

The last two weeks have blown apart a lot of my preconceptions about parenting and education. One of them: The Importance of Educational Activities. You know what? I have learned something big. Kids need to Just Play. A lot, and … Continue reading

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Read this book.

Unsurprising admission: School didn’t do it for me. I didn’t enjoy school. Every single day of it, walking into the gates felt like walking into a prison of sorts, and every single day, walking out felt like a return to … Continue reading

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Schooling the world

Someone passed on this link: Schooling the World The film looks fascinating and thought-provoking. I admit: schooling makes me hideously uneasy. Not least because I disliked school myself; from the first day, feeling like I’d been thrown into a place … Continue reading

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Seth Rotherham and matters of social subversion

Apparently, South Africa’s (or is it Cape Town’s?) most popular blog is a thing called The byline is “Work is a sideline. Live the holiday.” It’s written by a guy called Seth Rotherham, and basically Seth tells you what … Continue reading

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“Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.” ~ Barbara Lamping

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“Thank goodness I never went to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.” – Beatrix Potter

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