Planning for College

For those of you who are thinking that college may lie somewhere in the future for your kids, this article from Gifted Challenges provides some great advice. Some of it is not quite so relevant to us as homeschoolers, but then much of it still is or could be if we choose to integrate it…

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…

Interview with Paslilith from HomeSchooledDaemon

A few weeks into talking to people about interviews for posting up every Friday, I realized that I had made a classic mistake that I see fairly often.  I had been asking other parents and experts about their views of homeschooling, and not actually asking anyone who was homeschooling what the experience was like for…

Interview with Maria from Student Led Learning

Like many people, although Maria would like to be able to homeschool full-time, life has managed to get in the way of that and, not for lack of trying, she has not been able to make it work in her situation. Instead, a professional educator herself, Maria has concentrated heavily on supplementing the education that…

Interview with Paula from Rainforest Minds

I am really excited to have an interview with Paula from Rainforest Minds today.  I noticed her articles for gifted adults almost as soon as she started blogging and have been wanting to sit down and pick her brains over a coffee ever since – this interview is the closest that I have got to…