March 28, 2019

What about autism?

There have always been kids who don’t fit the mainstream school system.  Over the years,…

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January 25, 2019

Quick, Get Me Out of Here!

Are you nurturing anxiety rather than nurturing your child? Last week I was walking with…

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August 23, 2019

Exam Results

Another year, another set of GCSE results. More photos of triumphant and disappointed teenagers –…

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August 01, 2019

The Elephant in the Room: Short term choices, long term consequences

“I think I can safely say that we who believe in self-directed learning do so…

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July 02, 2019

They wanted a swimming pool

This is the first in our series of articles for National Democracy Week 2018.  Naomi…

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January 31, 2019

But how will they learn to read?

When my son was less than 6 months old, we were given a cloth bag…

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January 08, 2019

Visiting Paris Schools

Schools with no lessons? No adult imposed curriculum or rules? Schools where children have an…

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November 26, 2019

Democratic education: unschooling at school?

August 2017, and my unschooled daughter and I arrived in a scruffy hall of residence…

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March 28, 2019

What about autism?

There have always been kids who don’t fit the mainstream school system.  Over the years,…

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January 25, 2019

Quick, Get Me Out of Here!

Are you nurturing anxiety rather than nurturing your child? Last week I was walking with…

Read More
August 23, 2019

Exam Results

Another year, another set of GCSE results. More photos of triumphant and disappointed teenagers –…

Read More
August 01, 2019

The Elephant in the Room: Short term choices, long term consequences

“I think I can safely say that we who believe in self-directed learning do so…

Read More
July 02, 2019

They wanted a swimming pool

This is the first in our series of articles for National Democracy Week 2018.  Naomi…

Read More
January 31, 2019

But how will they learn to read?

When my son was less than 6 months old, we were given a cloth bag…

Read More
January 08, 2019

Visiting Paris Schools

Schools with no lessons? No adult imposed curriculum or rules? Schools where children have an…

Read More
November 26, 2019

Democratic education: unschooling at school?

August 2017, and my unschooled daughter and I arrived in a scruffy hall of residence…

Read More