Whenever people discover that we home school our kids, the reaction is always the same: “Why?”
The answer is lengthy, the reasons are numerous. So I recorded this video for anyone who is interested, and to save myself having to repeat it every time! This is in no way a recommendation for anyone else, it’s merely the reasons and research behind my decision.
Annemarie, the kid’s mother and my partner, saw this video and pointed out that I make it sound like I do all the homeschooling myself – which is clearly very misleading! Annemarie does the lion’s share of the teaching. I suppose I’m the equivalent of the “Home School Headmaster”, or something.
Here are the links to everything I refer to:
Ken Robinson’s first Ted talk (of 4 in total, all worth watching) the one that changed my view immediately and forever: https://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY
Sugata Mitra’s Ted Talk (he won the Ted prize later) which shows how fast kids can tach themselves https://youtu.be/dk60sYrU2RU
BBC News article on the link between bullying and suicides: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10302550
The Surprising Truth About Learning in Schools | Will Richardson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxyKN…
If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments section, or find me on Instagram (link below) and send me a private message.
Videos can take a few weeks to edit properly, so follow me on instagram for more timely updates. https://instagram.com/charlielamdin