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Organic Ed · 1M ago

The Underrated Forge of Humanity

In a recent keynote speech, FREE RANGE: A LIFE WITHOUT SCHOOL, I spoke about how, for us home educating parents, breaking free from the expectations of others can be a long and difficult jou...
Organic Ed · 1M ago

Consent and the Fundamental Problem with Testing

In a recent keynote speech FREE RANGE: A LIFE WITHOUT SCHOOL, I talked about a free range education liberating us from the relentless tyranny of assessment and testing. Since I started home ...
Organic Ed · 1M ago

A Vision for Free-Range Learning

In a recent keynote speech: FREE RANGE: A LIFE WITHOUT SCHOOL, I referred to one of my unschooling heroes, Mr John Taylor Gatto who was in the business of schooling. In fact, he was such a s...
Organic Ed · 2M ago

Calling Project Based Learners

If you are a home educator who believes in self-directed learning, has children aged 5-10 and lives in the vicinity of Coventry, please message me. I am exploring a new project-based learnin...
Organic Ed · 3M ago

Two Loops: How Systems Change

"When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure." (Rudolf Bahro)Whether we are thinking about systems of education, ...
Organic Ed · 3M ago

Learn Free Conference 2017

The Learn Free conference is only a couple of weeks away. Organised by Christian Home Educators Warwickshire, and now in its sixth year, Learn Free is an encouraging day for anyone home educ...
Organic Ed · 3M ago

Another SATs Week ....

It's the end of another SATs week. My third son would have sat them this week had he been in school. He would be in Year 6. But instead he has been enjoying learning at home, and in many oth...
Organic Ed · 3M ago

Cracking the Reading Code

My smallest son is 5, and he has recently started to read for himself. It is truly a delightful thing to watch him begin to crack the reading code for himself, piecing his understanding toge...
Organic Ed · 4M ago

On Diversity & What it Means to be British

Last weekend I was able to attend a day organised by The Centre for Personalised Education in Walsall looking at Alternative Educational Futures. There I heard Dr Rachel Sara Lewis speak abo...
Organic Ed · 4M ago

UK National Champions

Yesterday, our family travelled down to Silverstone to support our eldest son in the F1 in Schools competition. The team he is a part of progressed through the regional rounds of the competi...