How is home schooling going?

Due to Covid-19 millions of parents have been attempting home schooling, without any preparation or training. Of course, they have been having a whole range of experiences from very good to deeply distressing for a number of reasons.

I have been looking into the whole range of home education options and learnt so much from the experts talking at the HGS2020 summit and grounding it back into a series of very practical explanations on the Progressive Education Group facebook page, that is full of knowledge and experiences.

I have learned so much, I must admit to being amazed as to just what has been going on and is offered in the big wide world. One of the original advocates of enabling children to learn rather than being taught to a strict curriculum was John Holt (dec). His book How Children Learn, taught me how to help our son to speak, when he had decided at 18 months old he did not like any attempt to help him. So we backed off and appeared to understand everything he said. The transformation back to fluent speaking took just 2 days. Something similar happened with reading later – It’s as if he said; I will read what I want (sports report in the newspaper, like dad), when I want and I don’t need any help. This was an extraordinary transformation. He now has a PHD and is a university professor.

For those who have had good experiences during the lock-down, many may now be considering home education. I would love to hear your views.

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about using visualisation techniques to enable learning and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #homeeducation #HGS2020 #progressiveeducation

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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