The Home Education Podcast
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Welcome to The Home Education Podcast. We are a family of five from the North East of England. After removing our two eldest children from the English school system in July 2016, we began our home educating journey. This was not an easy decision, we hummed, debated, discussed, researched and in the end went with our gut instinct which told us that nobody cared more deeply about our children’s development than us, nobody knows our children better than we do so there is nobody better qualified than…us. Yes, it was daunting but do we regret it? No. As a home educating family we get asked lots of questions, there’s a big grey cloud hovering across the UK as the term Home Educated becomes mainstream. We wanted to answer some of those questions, to help others who might be struggling with ideas or are looking for examples of families educating their own, we also wanted to show families that there is an alternative and that yes, you can teach your own without a teaching degree, without SATS, without statistics, without government interference. You can be free to make the decisions that will affect your child’s life for the benefit of your child. We hope you enjoy our podcast, please send us feedback, suggestions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
||CleanTTFN||Spring is well and truly here and there is so much to celebrate. Not only is it the beginning of the birthday season in our house but it is also May and soon to be May day. Who doesn’t love a bank holiday? We bring mathematics into the equation and||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDIY gone Awry||Our apologies in advance for this not particularly positive podcast. With the absence of Frogger and Toad (staying with relatives) Sarah and Paul take to the microphone to have a good old whinge about DIY, renovations and plaster. As our shed clearing t||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompulsory Register for HE||Welcome to our little podcast, bringing you a spot of educational sunshine to brighten this dreary start to April. We plunge head first into the Charlotte mason curriculum as provided, for free, in the amblesideonline website. In our first week of this||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaste the difference||We’re enjoying a small break from our studies this week and so to celebrate we ask Frogger and Toad to take part in the secret food test. After being blind folded, the children are given 9 small samples of food which they have to examine and identif||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEaster?||Spring has begun, believe it or not, and as nature opens up to reveal new life and a fresh face of green, we prepare for and discuss Easter, the origins predating the Romans and how it correlates with the more common celebration from the Christian relig||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat are you worth?||No one will pay you to home educate, so is home educating a valuable and worthy occupation? Can you truly put a price on your children’s wellbeing and education? Listen to find out! It’s mid March in North Yorkshire and despite lamenting the l||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVictorian Quiz and the Beast from the East||Hello wonderful listeners and thank you for joining us again this week. As we wrap up our Victorian topic we give frogger and toad a end of topic quiz that you can join in with at home. We share our experiences within the ‘beast from the east,’||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf you go down to the woods today||After being predictably useless we forgot to take our recording equipment on our day out in the woods, so instead we discuss and recall our adventures after the event. Find out whether our Charlotte Mason experiment of reciting poetry has worked as Frog||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShrove Tuesday yumm!||We return this week with a slight croak and some pancake poetry as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and discuss the legend behind Saint Valentine. Frogger and Toad share with us their roarsome highlights of the week. Please do get in contact with us for supp||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOh no it isn’t!||A full house again this week as Frogger is fully recovered from her short illness, just in time too as we were still able to attend the pantomime we were very much looking forward to. For next years pantomime and to find out more visit eastdurhamcreates||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|