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Stick insect picture.
By Katie I recently went to a big home schooling meeting with my mum for a few days in the Ardeche, in France.  We went there in our campervan.  We drove through the Auvergne where there are lots of volcanos and then Ardeche which is famous for chestnuts.  I didn’t […]

Stick insects









In a nutshell: sleep and trust and doubt. I’m not sure whether to call it unschooling or worldschooling. Katie is more decisive. She thinks “unschooling” sounds a bit nothingy. She likes “worldschooling” whether you’re static or on the move because the world’s the world wherever you are. I’m not really […]

Worldschooling: Our First 5 Months









School in Japan
By Katie I was very nervous in the morning ! I had to leave our apartment before 7:00 am to get there for 8:30 am.  In Tokyo, till about 9:00 am, it’s rush hour and everyone gets squashed like sardines in the subway!! It’s amazing how many people you can […]

A day at a Japanese School



It’s frightening when the floor shakes and knocks you around as you crouch on the floor clinging to a table leg, furniture tumbling around you.  And that was only an earthquake simulation.  The floor really was shaking, we really were under a table clinging to a table leg, but the […]

Japan: A Visit to an Earthquake Simulator in Tokyo



Just beside the zen Temple of the Heavenly Dragon (Tenryū-ji) in Kyoto, is the Sagano Bamboo Forest. If you’ve ever seen a list of “places to see before you die”, this forest might have been on it. Walking through the leaves rustling in the wind feels a bit like you’re […]

Kyoto’s Rustling Bamboo Forest







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Want to teach English abroad? Doing a 4-week intensive CELTA (Certificate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is a bit of a whirlwind – often a life changing whirlwind but a whirlwind nonetheless. I remember it well. Facebook came into its own for me as fellow participants and […]

Location independent or travel adventurer: what’s a “slow CELTA”













Raising Miro are an intrepid mum and son duo currently in South America.  They are quite an inspiration to travelling families and Worldschoolers.  Thank you Lainie and Miro for the lovely article. http://www.raisingmiro.com/2014/12/09/families-on-the-move-meet-the-amazing-family-behind-the-blog-ayearinacampervan/#comment-22807  

Thanks Raising Miro




Nancy is a ballsy kind of lady.  There aren’t many mums who would cycle 27000 MILES with their kids from Alaska to Argentina and round the USA and Mexico….  She’s been on TED, she’s written several books on travelling with kids, and her new one Roadschooling: Education Through travel came out […]

Guest post by Nancy Sathre-Vogel: does roadschooling work?





By Jen Essaouira is a town on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco, below Casablanca and above Agadir. It’s a popular, attractive place to visit because of the fortifications around the old medina. The medina itself is a warren of stone alleyways, full of textiles, pottery, carpets and tourist nick nacs. […]

Morocco: Essaouira, some pictures and where to stop in a ...


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By Jen I left the first 9-day block of intensive teaching/training/observation deliriously excited and exhausted. Now after a week writing my first “LSA” (the Delta world is full of acronyms, this one is Language Systems or Skills Assignment) I am just deliriously tired. I chose to write about modals, those […]

Holy Mother of Hell’s Bells. This Delta is tough.








Couchette train Germany
Have you ever thought about taking the overnight train in Europe instead of flying? Setting off from one country and waking up in another? It seems like a great way to travel – city centre to city centre, no weight or liquid restrictions, and no queues at security – but […]

What’s it like getting an overnight train in Europe?








Elephant nature park Thailand
In our ever-shrinking world there are so many different educational options and opportunities. It’s worth taking a look at how Lainie and Miro, a mother and son team, have approached this, thinking outside the box. They have been “on the road” for more than five years, learning as they go. […]

An interview by Raising Miro


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I remember reading ‘Memoirs of a Geisha” and being transported in vivid detail into the mysterious world of the Japanese geisha. To the point where I was convinced it was a true story, got to the bit in the book which describes a famous painting gifted to the Geisha by […]

Japan: What Happens at an Incense Ceremony?





Learning a language is about one of the most amazing and complex things that us humans do – it’s what puts us right up there at the top of the tree of power. It doesn’t mean we use that power wisely but it makes us different from goldfish. You know […]

Guest Post by Steve Hirschhorn: How do we learn a ...