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Reflections on Education and what it means to Prepare Kids for their World

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February 2016

Forgiveness – A life skill easily forgotten

Preparing kids for their future goes beyond the academics.  Homeschooling gives me the privilege of integrating values significant to us as a family into what we read or learn about. There is a lot to despair about when we read... Continue Reading →

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Growing up elsewhere

There are many privileges growing up outside one's passport country - learning another language, experiencing another culture etc... There are also challenges. One of them is not experiencing one's 'home' pculture first hand.  I empathise with the writer of the... Continue Reading →

Every child is unique

For readers who have children who are just wired differently. I hope you will find this helpful. http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/11/whats-going-on-inside-a-dyslexic-students-brain/

Stress Management

I found Kelly McGonigal's TED talk on stress really helpful so I am thrilled she has done some research on helping young people manage stress as students. Home Schooling like in any part of life has its own set of... Continue Reading →

Skills for the Future

Gadgets, Apps and Social media tools are here to stay. The challenge is how to help children learn how to use them wisely. At Learning Lab we have ongoing discussions about Apps and Games.  One of the advantages of Home... Continue Reading →

A Brave Teenager speaks up

http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/08/25/does-school-prepare-students-for-the-real-world-this-teen-speaker-says-no/ Its amazing to read about and listen to a teenager speak up about she thinks about what is missing in schools in her context. As parents and educators we need to actively collaborate and participate in this growing concern... Continue Reading →

Artistic Aspirations

I have always loved drawing. As a child, I did not have many books but there were always pencil and paper in the house. I even wanted to be a cartoonist. I taught myself how to draw my favourite cartoon... Continue Reading →

Appreciating Mistakes

I often tell my kids its ok to make mistakes during homeschooling lessons. My immediate reaction after reading this article, was that it was time I work on helping them distinguish the different types of mistakes as they get older.... Continue Reading →

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement | MindShift | KQED News

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/10/09/how-adding-math-to-a-childs-home-routine-can-advance-achievement/ Parental support and attitude play a significant role in shaping our children's educational journey.

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