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Home Education Archives - Page 2 of 14 - Adele Jarrett-Kerr
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Adele trelisses tomatoes on the farm

Unschooling for decolonisation


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Colonisation works to bring us all into line. It insists that there is one knowledge stream, one way of doing things, one value system for understanding success. It enforces this agenda to the detriment of all ancestral knowledge, all other ways of...

Homeschooling during the pandemic – some thoughts from a home educator


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Over the last week, I’ve had so many people message me to say that I’m better placed than they are to face what’s ahead or asking me for tips on how to homeschool when they hadn’t planned to. The truth is, despite having home educated from the...

Adele and her daughter sit on a hay bale at the Stranger Firelight at Kudhva

Moving from “having it all” to “sharing it all”


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Last night we had the fun of speaking at a Stranger Collective Firelight at an off grid escape in North Cornwall called Kudhva. We were invited to tell the story of what we’re doing, setting up a farm so we can share the parenting, home...

Preparing for the new home education year


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We don’t always follow the school terms because we generally don’t need the respite of holidays. But I burned out in a big way this last year, trying to do too many things at once. We started the farm and I upped my freelancing, I also...

Shifting gears: home education and “having it all”


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I’ve been doing a lot of multi-tasking recently. Anyone who knows me well, knows that this just means there’s even more background noise than usual. On paper it looks like I’m attempting to have it all. I’m continuing to...

And if the garden is all we have: Ideas for nature play at home


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When we talk about connecting with nature, getting ourselves and our children outdoors, we often imagine wild swims in hidden natural pools, challenging hikes along stunning coastline or, at the very least, a run around a National Trust property...

Home educated children are not missing education or invisible


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Like so many home educators in England, I watched the much discussed episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches, “Skipping School: Britain’s Invisible Kids” earlier this week. The episode itself I didn’t find compelling viewing...


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