A New Subject for Charlotte Mason . . . Technology!

Three years ago when I started homeschooling, one name kept coming up in conversation: Charlotte Mason. She was everywhere. Then I discovered she’d been dead for over 80 years, and I started to wonder what she had to do with twenty-first century homeschooling. So I started digging. I discovered her premise contained twenty basic principles, … Read more

Winter Nature Study

Children should be made early intimate with the trees, too; should pick out half a dozen trees, oak, elm, ash, beech, in their winter nakedness, and take these to be their year-long friends. ~Charlotte Mason Most of us are happy to pack up and head outdoors for a nature walk or other study of nature … Read more

Home Educating in the United Kingdom

No one really knows how many children are home educated in the UK. Estimates suggest around 60,000. Home education is chosen for many reasons including faith, disaffection with the State system, bullying, or difficulty in finding suitable schools. Unlike the US, home education in the UK isn’t predominantly Christian. Some Christians home educate but many … Read more

Homeschooling Down Under

  In Australia there are six states and two territories, home education is legal in all Australian states and territories, each has it’s own independent legal requirements. Home schooling is a popular and viable alternative to mainstream education. There is no one size fits all approach, when researching home schooling you will discover that the … Read more

Homeschooling in Canada – Ontario

Our Homeschooling Around the World series continues this week with Canada!  Homeschooling in Canada has been a wonderful experience, although I haven’t homeschooled anywhere else so I don’t really have a frame of reference. I’m in Ontario which does not require anything but an intent to homeschool form to let the school board know that you will … Read more

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