Category Archives: Starting Homeschool

Workshop by Prof Confessore on Learning Autonomy

Learning Autonomy and Self-directed Learning (JUNE 5, 2010) REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, APOLOGIES by Prof Gary Confessore This is a special event organized by LBS, specially for parents and individuals.  Prof Confessore gave a talk last year and opened us … Continue reading

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A Video on Homeschooling

This is another interesting video on Homeschooling. Very well explained and articulated. Unfortunately, it;s in the US. It would be good if we could make a local one…. any takers? Anyway, here is the video from IMPACT:

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What’s your parenting style?

When we wrapped up Familyplace.com.my to focus on Learning & Education, we thought we would leave parenting to the so-called child experts. We now realize that parenting is not about the children – it’s about the PARENTS! How many times … Continue reading

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What is Real Education?

What is Real Education? “Real education means that a human mind, your mind, not only is capable of being excellent in mathematics, geography and history, but also can never, under any circumstances, be drawn into the stream of society. Because … Continue reading

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You CAN teach your own!

If you are happy with the way things are in the schools, and your children are happy and fulfilled, fine. I’m glad you are happy, and that the schools are doing what you want them to for you. But there … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning Initiative

Well, here it is. Our Cooperative Initiative. (to participate, please instructions at the end of the article) We have been “sitting” on this idea for the past ten years – experimenting on small-group unstructured and loosely structured learning through play, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Q & A: rethinking learning & education

We have been getting a lot of emails asking about homeschooling and usually the following questions, here are our answers, I thought I answer this with some short replies …..

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Our home “school”

Over the past couple of months, we have been taking in a couple of young kids into our home on a fairly regular basis. It started out as a holiday sleepover, which led to singing sessions, piano lessons and more … Continue reading

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The Art of Doing Nothing

Why are parents so worried that their kids do nothing all day? It’s interesting to hear the various comments about homeschooling or unschooling, like, “Oh no, we can never do that because we cannot stand our kids doing nothing everyday!” … Continue reading

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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW): A Great Resource for Curriculum

Check this out! MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials … Continue reading

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