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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 2015, 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 are a family of five from the North East of England. After removing our two eldest children from the English school system in July 2015, 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.
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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 2015, 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.

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English


Episodes

Happy Christmas from the HEPodcast

12/20/2018
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How is your month going so far? Are you having a great December or has your sparkle yet to shine? We’ve been absent for the last few weeks and explain why in this short but meaningful podcast. We discuss the struggles we’ve had to overcome and why it is unrealistic to expect Christmas to be […]

Duration:00:14:28

Adventure, Amsterdam and Advent

11/22/2018
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As November draws to a close we share our experience of our adventure through Northumberland, over the North Sea and across to Amsterdam. Frogger tells us all about the culture differences we discovered and Toad shares interesting snippets from the past as we explore the open air museum Beamish. Meanwhile, are you searching for an […]

Duration:00:26:33

Study without desire spoils the memory

10/17/2018
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Howdy folks. We take a look at an excellent magazine produced by home educated teenagers. Trust me, you will enjoy reading it! We look at Autumn and take a moment to enjoy all that this season offers. We visit Nunnington hall and take on a barrage of annoying comments that all us HEdders get when […]

Duration:00:14:32

A look at Montessori

10/3/2018
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On this week’s podcast we discuss Maria Montessori and the simple, inexpensive ways in which you can begin implementing her ideas straight away. It is a lot easier than you might think, and most of it is common sense to those who spend time getting to know their children and be in tune with their […]

Duration:00:21:10

Ahoy!

9/26/2018
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Hello again, we are back once more. This week we take a quick look at planing. We also chat about where we’ve been. If you would like to give us any suggestions or feedback, please send us an email to thehomeeducationpodcast@gmail.com SUBSCRIBE HERE Follow @HomeEdPodcast

Duration:00:17:39

TTFN

5/2/2018
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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 discuss how less is more […]

Duration:00:15:50

DIY gone Awry

4/18/2018
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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 task sheds new challenges in our path, we discuss those jobs that you […]

Duration:00:23:15

Compulsory Register for HE

4/11/2018
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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 12 week term trial, frogger and toad share their thoughts about it and […]

Duration:00:22:07

Taste the difference

4/4/2018
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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 identify with the help of our lovely assistant, Paul. […]

Duration:00:23:45

Easter?

3/28/2018
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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 religion as Jesus Christ is remembered. We discuss Easter eggs, […]

Duration:00:14:47

What are you worth?

3/21/2018
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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 loss of spring days, we keep busy with a spot of whittling […]

Duration:00:15:37

Victorian Quiz and the Beast from the East

3/7/2018
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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,’ as the snowstorms head inside. Plus, join frogger […]

Duration:00:21:19

If you go down to the woods today

2/28/2018
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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 Frogger tests out her ‘unlearned’ poems. Toad, meanwhile is extremely enthusiastic about this […]

Duration:00:23:33

Shrove Tuesday yumm!

2/14/2018
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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 support or to comment. We would love to hear what you’ve […]

Duration:00:19:44

Oh no it isn’t!

1/31/2018
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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.co.uk. We are still battling against plastic and finding the […]

Duration:00:22:15

Just the two of us…..

1/24/2018
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Frogger is feeling rather under the weather this week so we decided to give the children’s voices a wee rest and do the show with just us so-called grown-ups. As the children were absorbed elsewhere, Sarah and Paul chat about what to do when home educating becomes challenging. We discuss how it’s perfectly reasonable to […]

Duration:00:20:11

Plastic pariah

1/17/2018
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Welcome to the home education podcast. Our focus this week is on plastics, despite a long overdue acknowledgement from our government that it is actually a problem, we believe that 25 years is too long to wait. So why not join us now to fight against the unnecessary use of plastics and find out what […]

Duration:00:16:03

Happy Home Ed Year!

1/10/2018
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We’re back and we wish you all a Happy New year and all the best for 2018. We hope you’ve had a super time celebrating with friends, family and food. On today’s show Frogger and toad review the Green science weather station kit and the robotic arm building set. (Put links in) We also talk […]

Duration:00:18:53

Christmas Craziness

12/20/2017
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In true homeducationpodcast style we celebrate our last show of the year by bumbling on about Christmas and not talking about home education....at all. We let you in on some little known Christmas trivia. Frogger, Toad and Paul compare Christmas favorites and we share a couple of cheesy Christmas cracker jokes guaranteed to make you […]

Duration:00:13:51

Nature book look back

12/13/2017
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Frogger and Toad self-evaluate their year of nature journaling, we find out the relevance of mistletoe, the children share their latest good reads and their weekly highlights. If you would like to give us any suggestions or feedback, please send us an email to thehomeeducationpodcast@gmail.com Links: geronimostilton.com Glubbslyme SUBSCRIBE HERE Follow @HomeEdPodcast

Duration:00:23:16