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home education Archives - Adele Jarrett-Kerr
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How unschooling helped me find more of myself this year


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At the beginning of the pandemic, like many other home educators, I was asked to write to offer advice to everyone who now found themselves “homeschooling”. I turned down most requests partly because I felt overwhelmed at the time but also because I...

Event: Home education through the lens


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Hello everyone, I’ve put together a unique opportunity on Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm for anyone considering life without school, already home educating but looking for more encouragement or wondering what home education looks like for older...

Home educators, anti-racism work is for you too


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Many of the recent conversations in home educator spaces around anti-racism have been both encouraging and depressing. Perhaps they unveil how white the homeschooling landscape is. I use “homeschooling” to mean education outside of...

From semi-structured homeschooling to unschooling


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Following my post on unschooling for decolonisation, I’m going to unpack what shifting from semi-structured home education to unschooling has meant for our family. On the surface, some people might have considered what we’ve done from...

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...

How to grow microgreens – quick guide to quick growers


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I’ve been sitting on a post about growing microgreens for years. If ever there was a time to introduce you this grounding activity, it’s now. Microgreens are basically micro versions of plants you would normally grow bigger...

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...


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