April 1, 2020

The Benefits of Playing Outdoors

I love the points Earth Based Fun have made in this article comparing indoor and outdoor play. Read more..
March 31, 2020

How to escape education’s death valley.

Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talk from 2013 but still very relevant. Click through..
March 31, 2020

Montessori education could reduce the advantage gap between rich and poor, but it’s only available to the rich.

This subject is close to my heart, one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog. Our current system, I think many will agree needs updating and there a lot that can be learned from some of the alternative school systems listed on this blog under ‘Ways to Educate’. Read more..
March 31, 2020

Prepare our kids for life not for standardised testing.

Great Ted talk from Ted Dintersmith. Teach your kids important life skills, what would your list of important life skills look like? Click on..
March 31, 2020

Summerhill – Democratic School

I used to beg my parents to let me go to Summerhill after seeing a documentary about it in the 80’s..
March 31, 2020

Learn Free – A short unschooling documentary.

A brilliant and inspiring 15 minute documentary on unschooling.
March 31, 2020

Richard Dunne and The Ashley School

A down to earth practical way for children to learn about sustainability. Learning about it in this way gives them real life experience and knowledge of how sustainability can work.
March 6, 2020

Reggio Emilia Approach

A great short animated video which gives a succinct explanation of the Reggio Emilia approach.

I’ve decided to write this blog because I’m passionate about all the different ways to educate, to break away from the taboo about an alternative route from mainstream education. Exploring passion, skill, emotional intelligence, fulfilment, learning for life. I’d like to help people to feel less fearful about making their way in the world without a conventional education.

Hopefully this blog will serve as a resource for those who are curious about different ways. To evoke a discussion about what education is for. To help parents make more informed choices. Start questioning whether a one size fits all education systems serves our children, our community and our future.  Let me know what you think – Claire K, whatiseducationuk@gmail.com