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homeschooling 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Storytime Magazine


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About a year ago I reviewed beautiful Storytime magazine and gushed about it because we genuinely loved it. In fact, our whole family has wound up recommending it to loads of friends. We’ve even bought copies as gifts. I was getting ready to...


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