unschooling


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





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Ce post décrit  ce qui s’est passé a notre inspection académique annuelle, ceci est obligatoire pour vérifier les enfants qui sont éduqués  chez eux en France. Ce qui se passe le jour même semble être du hasard, mais théoriquement tous les tests ou contrôles seront similaires. Il y a également […]

L’IEF (Instruction en Famille) EN FRANCE : L’INSPECTION ANNUELLE


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This post describes what happened at our annual academic inspection, a compulsory academic check on children who are educated at home in France. Exactly what happens on the day seems to be a location lottery, but theoretically all inspections or contrôles should be similar. There is also a 2-yearly inspection […]

Home Learning in France: The annual inspection





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





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?


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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A journalist from the Sunday Post newspaper in Scotland contacted us recently after reading our blog. Could he ask a few questions, it was a great human interest story? Sure. OK. Our blog started out as a diary and an update for family and friends that we were safe, well, […]

Taking the kids out of school – did the papers ...