February 13, 2020

School replaced detention with meditation and it created incredible results

Wow what a refreshing and progressive solution.
February 13, 2020

The nursery putting fitness at the heart of learning.

This is great but they also need to get outside more.
February 13, 2020

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

If you had any doubt that the schools kill creativity here’s a bit of science to back it up. Indeed An amazing study with shocking implications!
February 13, 2020

Do schools kill creativity?

18 Million views over 13 years it seems Sir Ken Robinson struck a nerve with this question.
February 13, 2020

What is ‘Unschooling’?

The phrase ‘Unschooling’ was coined by John Holt in the 1970’s who said ‘we learn better when we are not being forced to learn’. An insightful TEDx talk by Callie Vandewiele on this subject.
February 13, 2020

England’s schools have reached crisis point, with DfE policies and Ofsted’s inspection methods the culprit

I agree that OFSTED needs to up its game and change the way that it grades schools. I have personally experienced steiner and mainstream education. Most of what is in the Steiner curriculum is not even on the radar of OFSTED they have no way of grading the benefits of that education because it cannot be compared to the mainstream curriculum.
January 19, 2020

The spread of outdoor preschools raises questions about the purpose of education

I think our future depends on our interaction with nature, the Victorian culture we have in education needs to change now.
January 19, 2020

Why my son won’t be accepting his 100% attendance award

Another great article from Rachel Wright. Having now experienced the obsession that mainstream schools have with attendance I totally agree. A must read…

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