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Organic Ed · 1w ago

Children Are Born Persons

A talk given this weekend at a retreat in Ambleside, Cumbria for home educating Mums following the Charlotte Mason philosophy ..."When the light went out in my son's eyes eight years ago, an...
Organic Ed · 2W ago

11 is too young for secondary school

"Is it too much to ask for another couple of years where a child can grow and develop at their own pace, in a smaller community of warmth and safety? Stop asking what they want to be when th...
Organic Ed · 2W ago

Can a Truly Student-Centred Education be Available to All?

"Students who had been kicked out of multiple schools were suddenly begging to go to school. Staff members were saying positive things about students’ intelligence and unique ways of looking...
Organic Ed · 2W ago

Early Machines

What is fascinating to me is that I have sketchbooks full of designs my son drew aged 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 .... Books of machines. Inventions. machines to do this, to do that. Very precise descript...
Organic Ed · 2W ago

World's Fastest Car

Last week, we waved our eldest son off to the F1 in Schools World Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the Design Engineer and youngest member of a team of 4, Academy Racing, from WMG Aca...
Organic Ed · 2W ago

Organic Ed Coventry Launch

We are seeking to build a small, experimental learning community building on the Reggio Emilia philosophy / project based learning. We will seek to build child initiated / parent framed lear...
Organic Ed · 1M ago

On Letting Go

It's said there is a time for everything, and there is a time for letting go ...Having educated my second son at home for the past 8 years, in recent months, I had begun to sense that time f...
Organic Ed · 1M ago

Into Film Festival

Home educators can go to the cinema for FREE during the Into Film Festival, an annual event in November. Bookings are open now. Take a look: https://www.intofilm.org/events/festival
Organic Ed · 3M 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 · 3M 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 ...