A Downside of Homeschooling

What an incredible few weeks it has been. I have been working with a group of very inspirational high-school students between the ages of 14 and 18, teaching them entrepreneurship.  The first semester with them culminated last Saturday, with their business plan presentations to four very senior judges in front of an audience of almost…

Grappling with Maths

Last night Connor asked for some help with work he was doing on the mathematical proofs for triangle similarity. Strangely, I have never, not once, had to use this knowledge myself since forgetting it immediately after the required subject test for it some thirty-odd years ago. When Connor asked me, I couldn’t think of a…

Thoughts & Updates

Wow.  This has been much longer in coming than I would have ever anticipated. Several months ago I got very very sick with food-poisoning and ended up being sick for almost four weeks.  To say that it threw me off blogging would be an understatement.  It threw me off work, family, travel – everything.  And then I…

Homeschooling in China

This morning in my news-feed, this article popped up: ‘Experts Caution Parents as Home Schooling Rises‘.  It is an article about the rise of home schooling in China and official comments talking about how bad that is. I should note here that home schooling in China is currently illegal and people who are doing so…