My Radical Life
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Radical your life could be.
My Radical Life is about how to live your life to the full...the way you want to.
There are five elements to My Radical Life:-
1. Radical Home Education
2. Radical Property Portfolio
3. Radical Animal Care
4. Radical Writing
5. Radical Health and Well-being
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Resources for every stage of the journey
Great Little Read about Home Education
An excellent little book for home educating families, or those interested in it, which illustrates how this approach to children's learning can and does work well and how these children progress beyond it.
Home Educator and Author
A Useful Mix of Practical Information and Theory
As a former home educator myself, I am sometimes hesitant to read a book about home education in case the book has incorrect information or just feels plain wrong. This book is neither of those, and was a pleasure to read.
The layout is really good with the first section telling the stories of several home educated families. Susan naturally starts with her own family, with the first section devoted to how they came to home educate from the parental view, and second section giving the child's view, including what they are doing now. Each chapter is about a different family but follows the same format. This is an excellent way to start as it will give those new to home education an idea of the different reasons that different families have for home educating. There is something for everyone here.
Section 2 gives a more in-depth look at home education. Again, drawing on her own experiences, Susan shows how home education works in practice, as well as covering the law and some pros and cons.
The frequently asked questions chapter covers many of those questions that those new to home education usually ask, and the answers are clear and helpful. This section is rounded off with an overview of different learning styles, which again gives examples of how Susan used these both while home educating but also in her teaching practice.
There was little mention of special educational needs which is one of the common reasons for home educating, but as Susan says, it was beyond the scope of the book. However, Simon's dyslexia was mentioned and it was clear that their style of home education was able to take this into account. It showed that when home educating, special educational needs can be met without the formality of school.
This book would be suitable for those who are embarking on their home education journey, as well as those who might have been doing it for a while but are looking for a new direction. It would also be a good book to give those doubters in the family who often ask 'but how will they learn'. Susan and Simon's journey and that of their friends clearly shows that home education can work to create happy, healthy and well rounded adults.
Writing a Home Education Report
To fulfil your parental/carer obligation as per Section 7 of the 1996 Education Act it has become necessary to provide the Local Authority with an annual up-date.
New course coming soon
Find out how to write a suitable report for the Local Authority.
This short course will cover the following:-
1. Why a report is needed.
2. What a report includes.
3. What a professional report contains.
4. Potential content:-
a) Educational progress.
b) Preferred learning traits.
c) Transferable skills.
d) Multiple Intelligences.
5. Layout of a report.
b) What to include and what not to include.
Who you are meant to be
We are all unique individuals with dreams and desires. As we grow, the world around us begins to influence our identity. This course will lead you on a journey of self-discovery where you step into who you’re meant to be with confidence.New course coming soon
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