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 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 Lisa from UnschoolZA

Lisa doesn’t write all that often on her blog, however when she does, she always says something that provokes some thought – not to mention that her writing style is highly engaging.  South Africa is also one the places that I have most enjoyed working in around the world, so I love that she is…

Expanding our Training (Martial Arts)

Connor has been studying Tae Kwon Do (TKD) for about five years now and we have also supplemented this with bits from other arts such as Krav Maga and Thai Kickboxing. I have studied a large variety of styles, on and off, and often very intensively, over the last thirty plus years. As pretty much anyone,…