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Brilliant Brainz Magazine Review

By 2 Cool 4 School | Apr 17, 2019

I was contacted by Eleanor, the creator of Brilliant Brainz’ magazine, to take a look at her new monthly magazine aimed at 6 – 12 year olds; she sent us three of the magazines and myself and my two children, aged 9 and 10 couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I don’t know about other families,…

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Unnecessary Government Regulation of Home Education

By Judy Arnall | Apr 7, 2019

Push Back Against Unnecessary Government Regulation of Home EducationBy Judy ArnallLike UBER, Amazon and AirBnB, home education is a billion dollar industry disruptor. The advancement of the internet enables students to be borderless and no longer constrained to their particular government’s provision of education.  Classes can be taken from other countries and knowledge is everywhere.…

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Government Mandated Curriculum Hurts Kids

By Judy Arnall | Apr 7, 2019

Government Mandated Curriculum Hurts Kids By Judy ArnallMany people who work in education believe that if home education is to be fully funded as much as public education, than families should follow the prescribed government programs of studies.Here are some reasons why some home educators do not and should not be coerced to follow government…

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How to Encourage Good Behaviour

By 2 Cool 4 School | Mar 21, 2019

Every child and family are different, so these tips might not suit everyone. Include your children in planning. When it comes to the simple daily routine and planning, I seek their input and respect their opinion on what they want to do. This doesn’t mean I’ll always do what they want, but occasionally I’ve been…

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We Need A Cross Party Education Plan with Common Goals

By 2 Cool 4 School | Mar 19, 2019

We Need A Cross Party Education Plan with Common GoalsThe education system in the UK is falling behind. The ways in which we teach are outdated, but so too is our subject matter and the way that we define success or failure in an academic context.As we continue down the narrow academic path, we have…

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Homeschooling Myths and Realities

By Judy Arnall | Mar 16, 2019

Homeschooling Myths and RealitiesBy Judy ArnallWhen one mentions that they are considering homeschooling, well-meaning relatives and friends speak up with all kinds of questions. Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding homeschooling:Myth#1“Only special types of people can homeschool their children. I’m not one of them.”RealityEveryone home schools their children from birth…

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10 Things Every New Home Educator Needs to Know

By 2 Cool 4 School | Oct 5, 2018

Home Education – 10 Things You Need to Know There is no perfect curriculum – Don’t spend all of your energy searching for the perfect curriculum, it does not exist. You will come across methods that work better for you and your family than others, but nothing is perfect, and all curriculums will probably take…

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