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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

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


Saint Nicholas day

12/6/2017
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Merry St Nicholas to all of you. We discuss the legend behind the red suit and some of the forgotten traditions around this iconic festival. We get sleepy as we talk about hibernation and which animals take a longer than average nap. Frogger and Toad give a brief score of the week and we read […]

Duration: 00:16:45


Advent of Winter Fun

11/29/2017
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The festive germs are spreading to our podcast, and as the first Sunday of advent approaches we discuss the reasons behind it and share some activity ideas. You may be lamenting over summer but we give you our top ten reasons to love winter. Frogger and toad share their scores of the week. If you […]

Duration: 00:20:55


How Not to Home Educate

11/22/2017
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Finally, after spending the last 72 episodes talking (however vaguely) about home education we share our top three tips on how not to home educate. We discuss an easy way to integrate daily poetry into your schedule. And Frogger and Toad move on in maths and share their weekly highlights. Join us next week for […]

Duration: 00:22:05


Announcing The Winner…….

11/8/2017
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We use Google random number generator to find the winner of our competition to win a signed copy of S. Crombies book, The Secret Sorceres. Could it be you? Also this week, hear about Martinmas; how we remember to create warmth and light in the darkening days. And Frogger and Toad share their weekly scores! […]

Duration: 00:17:01


Spooky Goings On!

10/25/2017
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We get the chills on this week’s podcast as we share our listeners spooky experiences, Toad gets creative with pumpkin baking and join Frogger and Toad for their scores of the week. Links: www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Sorceress-S-Crombie www.facebook.com/pg/THE.S.CROMBIE/ twitter.com/CreativeCrombie Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies If you would like to give us any suggestions or feedback, please send us an […]

Duration: 00:23:36


Secret Sorceress Competition Time

10/18/2017
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It’s competition time! Like and share the link to The Secret Sorceress on Facebook and Twitter to be in with a chance of winning a printed copy. www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Sorceress-S-Crombie www.facebook.com/pg/THE.S.CROMBIE/ twitter.com/CreativeCrombie We discuss our spooky experiences after Bolsover Castle is named the most haunted of the English Heritage properties, Paul tells us all about Rocket Stoves […]

Duration: 00:26:11


Cleveland Way Porridge Patrol

10/11/2017
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After adopting a section of the Cleveland way we carry out our first patrol and Frogger and Toad report back. Meanwhile, did you celebrate national porridge day? If not, don’t worry, we discuss some of the other national days in October. Plus join the kiddies for their weekly highlights. If you would like to give […]

Duration: 00:20:12


Purple Bearded cleaning products

10/4/2017
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Have you seen Captain Fantastic? The alternative film about an off-grid and exceptional family? Hear what we thought on this week’s podcast. Plus Frogger has been making the most of the free food in our area and join Frogger and Toad for their scores of the week. Finally, in our quest for better cleaning products […]

Duration: 00:19:34


Back into the groove

9/20/2017
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We examine how the first week of our new academic year has gone; combining Waldorf with Charlotte Mason and how the two intermingle well into our daily rhythm. Plus, join Frogger and Toad for their Scores of the Week. If you would like to give us any suggestions or feedback, please send us an email […]

Duration: 00:15:27


An arrow in his eye?

9/13/2017
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Hello from an autumnal September in North Yorkshire. Does anybody know where summer went? We spent two weeks in Normandy and summer evaporated. Hear all about our adventures; from our French cuisine consumption to our observations about cultural differences. Toad and Frogger do a really good job of explaining the relevance of the battle of […]

Duration: 00:23:04


Cleveland Way adoption

8/9/2017
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We finally squeezed in a podcast. Huzzah! This week we talk about our adoption of a section of The Cleveland Way and what this entails, we have a grand adventure in the woods and Frogger and Toad share their numerous Scores of the Weeks. We give a shout out to the lovely Melissa at waldorfessentials […]

Duration: 00:22:09


Waldorf Triop salad

7/12/2017
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We visited a Waldorf school this week and took part in the kindergarten session. We enjoyed the freedom of playing outside and the gentle rhythm of the flowing morning session. Toad learnt to finger knit too. Meanwhile, we’ve hatched and killed some triops and frogger and toad share their weekly highlights. If you would like […]

Duration: 00:21:14


Steiner School Visit

7/5/2017
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Happy July! We hope you’re getting a better share of the weather than we are in foggy Yorkshire. This week we talk about what to do when everything goes to pot and how so much learning is achieved and skills are acquired even when we beat ourselves up for not doing more formal learning. Frogger […]

Duration: 00:20:35


Turtles and sharks

6/28/2017
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Toad’s seven! To celebrate we quiz him with the birthday interview and discuss our day out at the sealife centre. Learn some fun facts about turtles with Toad and hear our scores of the week. Links: www.sealsanctuary.co.uk/ascar/scarboroughsls.html If you would like to give us any suggestions or feedback, please send us an email to thehomeeducationpodcast@gmail.com SUBSCRIBE […]

Duration: 00:18:24