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Child-led Education?

April 18, 2019
By Justus FrankThe question of child-led education came up in a recent email I received and is becoming something that is discussed more often. It certainly is encouraging to see adults beginning to show greater recognition of the individuality of children, but the term ‘c...
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It may sound trivial, but that's where its power lies! Being too serious or extrinsically motivated leads to us just reacting to the world (e.g. fight or flight response) which is not a good time to learn. We learn when we are in a state of play where we can poke, prod, toy ...
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There's a near unlimited possibilities as to what we as humans could be doing with our time and yet we prioritise our time to only learn certain activities. Why?The answer is inspiration......
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Why Play?

March 14, 2019

How Not To Fail

March 14, 2019
I've been very interested in Alfie Kohn's book; Punished By Rewards.Check out the video as I go into why the idea of "Do this, and you'll get that." is maybe not the good we thought it to be....
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"I don't think I'm capable of teaching my children everything they need."I was chatting to a mum down at the skate park this morning and this was the first concern that came up. She is certainly not alone in this concern. Fortunately, I've just addressed this on my in the FR...
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What A Champ!

March 5, 2019
So awesome to have this young man join me on my runs in the morning. What a champ! My nephews had been watching me do my morning exercises and now he's been inspired to join me.He was also someone who inspired me to take up skateboarding last year. Mutual inspiration is...
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Stay at home mothers

February 27, 2019
Not the first time I've heard this but was chatting to a friend last night and she said"I would have been happy to stay home and do the mother bit, but society dictates otherwise. As soon as my kids were born, I tended to get asked: "So when are you going back to work?" It i...
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