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KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: COTTAGE SCHOOLS, CENTRES, SMALL SCHOOLS, MICRO SCHOOLS VS HOMESCHOOL

2020-10-22T05:37:26+02:00

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: COTTAGE SCHOOLS, CENTRES, SMALL SCHOOLS, MICRO SCHOOLS VS HOMESCHOOL Firstly, let’s address this question: Cottage Schools, Centres, Micro and Small Schools and any other Learning institutions, are NOT “homeschool”. The SA Schools Act specifies that home education only applies where each child is educated in his or her own home. Different Provincial [...]

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: COTTAGE SCHOOLS, CENTRES, SMALL SCHOOLS, MICRO SCHOOLS VS HOMESCHOOL2020-10-22T05:37:26+02:00

Learning styles.

2020-10-08T20:52:17+02:00

“My daughter likes routine and structure,” says homeschool mom Lee-Anne. “Traditional didn’t work. A more eclectic style, though, did.” Her son, on the other hand, prefers Unit Studies. “He did a Unit Study on electricity,” Lee-Anne says, “and he became fully immersed in the whole thing. Finding out who “invented” electricity, what it’s used for, [...]

Learning styles.2020-10-08T20:52:17+02:00

What is the true purpose of our children?

2020-10-08T20:39:55+02:00

I will often look at my child with great admiration. And on other days I feel like hanging her up on the line with the rest of the washing. Many of you will understand exactly what I mean, those who have experienced what I have come to believe is the highest calling in life: parenting. [...]

What is the true purpose of our children?2020-10-08T20:39:55+02:00

Who is the Liberty in Learning?

2020-08-21T21:39:18+02:00

The Liberty in Learning Coalition is a growing group of, at present, 24 organisations, associations, individuals, and home education curriculum providers in South Africa who share a common goal and are working for greater freedom in education. Liberty in Learning’s goal is to (a) honour the responsibility of parents to serve the best interests of [...]

Who is the Liberty in Learning?2020-08-21T21:39:18+02:00

Golfer Girl scores many a hole-in-on

2020-07-23T12:32:49+02:00

She is young, a mere 13 years old, determined, and successful. Ellandri van Heerden has recently been ranked number 22 on the South African Female Junior Golf list, a well-deserved achievement as this player at QW Golf Academy practises golf daily between 09:00 and 12:00 at the Bloemfontein Golf Club under the supervision of her [...]

Golfer Girl scores many a hole-in-on2020-07-23T12:32:49+02:00

A History of Education Part 2: he who swings the stick

2020-06-09T20:01:16+02:00

"911,527 blows with a rod, 124,010 blows with a cane, 20,989 taps with a ruler, 136,715 blows with the hand, 10,235 blows to the mouth, 7,905 boxes on the ear, and 1,118,800 blows on the head". It looks like this German school master was quite proud of his work. We don’t know who he was; [...]

A History of Education Part 2: he who swings the stick2020-06-09T20:01:16+02:00

Do you need help with your teenagers behavior challenges?

2020-06-22T21:32:34+02:00

How do we cope during these times of turmoil and uncertainty? The overwhelming external and internal struggles that we are facing as adults, as well as children and teenagers, are so immense. Our current situation is creating tremendous amounts of fear, which a lot of people do not know how to handle. Everything is changing [...]

Do you need help with your teenagers behavior challenges?2020-06-22T21:32:34+02:00

Where do I find materials and resources to homeschool my child?

2020-07-18T17:26:27+02:00

Anyone involved for even a short while will have heard - or even asked - this question. And so, this week, we ask two homeschool moms what they would include in their starter kit. With resources available right at your fingertips, says homeschool mom Ilze Lyell, finding information is bliss: “The Montessori approach inspires me a [...]

Where do I find materials and resources to homeschool my child?2020-07-18T17:26:27+02:00