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We plan to travel and home school our son for nine years - how should we plan for this?

As parents across the country begin to think about the start of term and getting their children ready for school - in some cases, for the first time - other families will be faced with a different set of concerns.<p>There are around 50,000 children in the UK who are home schooled - either by parents, …

Homeschooling: Everything You Need To Know About Teaching Your Children

“Education is a fundamental right for every child and we recognise that parents have the right to choose to educate their child at home rather than …

10 Reasons to consider homeschooling

Another school year is right around the corner, which means parents are gearing up for the classroom. This is the time when parents start receiving …

High School

What the rise in homeschooling signals about our public school model - EducationNC

Another 6,849 families in North Carolina decided to homeschool their children this past school year, bringing the total number of homeschools to …

Homeschooling

Should Teachers Ask Students To Check Their Devices At The Classroom Door?

In a post a few weeks back, Tania Lombrozo drew attention to research showing that students using laptops and other digital devices in the college classroom are less likely to perform as well as students not using them.<p>It isn't just that using the devices to multitask during a lecture — searching …

Education Technology

How Can Schools Teach Students Not to Cheat?

Last week, Paul Barnwell worried that academics are crowding out character education in schools. Some readers pointed out how lessons in ethics and morality could be integrated with academics. But meanwhile, according to Barnwell, the pressure seems to have given students a worrying obsession with …

8 reasons to ditch traditional teaching methods

I advocate explicit instruction. Explicit instruction takes the traditional or default approach to teaching and modifies it to make it even more …

Teaching

Has New Hampshire found the secret to online education that works?

EXETER, N.H. — Emily Duggan, 16, spends most afternoons at a dance studio tucked behind a shopping plaza near her home. Blond and doe-eyed, Duggan …

Education

At-risk students, special ed priorities for new Education Minister Mitzie Hunter

She was elected MPP in a byelection three years ago and re-elected in 2014. Prior to taking on education, she’d headed the effort to create a …

Teachers Explore Uses of Pokémon Go With Autistic Students

The phenomena of the mobile game Pokémon Go has been touted for its learning possibilities. It might also have particular benefits for children with …

Teaching

Crisis in primary schools as almost a MILLION children don't have a male teacher

Nearly a million primary school children in England do not have a male teacher, official figures show.<p>There were 31,600 male primary teachers at the …