“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” W. B. Yeats
Well here I am finally starting a blog!
My head is swamped with ideas about education, life and learning and so I hope to use this space as somewhere to share some of these things I have been pondering.
Our family made the big decision to start homeschooling our children over a year ago. This involved taking our eldest two out of the school they were attending and so inevitably we have had thousands of questions since from everyone around us.
“Why would you do that?”
“I could never do that!”
“How did you make that decision?”
“You must be so patient!”
“What do you teach them?”
“Are you a trained teacher?”
“Are you following the National Curriculum?”
“Why are you not using the National Curriculum?”
“How do you decide what to teach them?”
“Won’t you go mad having all three at home all day?”
“How will they socialise and make friends?”
All good questions but my aim in this blog is not to justify our particular decision (who knows, they could be back in main stream school next term!) but to share some of what we get up to and hopefully inspire others on their journey to educate their children for a life of learning.