I’ve self-published an ebook about our home ed adventure:
Not sure home education is right for you? Nor was Keris Stainton…
Keris Stainton had never really considered home education. It just seemed too radical. Eccentric. Different. Weird.
But it’s estimated that over 50,000 children are home educated in the UK and this figure is rising by 65% per year – they can’t all be weirdos, can they?
Turns out that deciding to take her 7-year-old son out of school was the perfect way to find out.
This book is a collection of Keris’s blog posts over two years of blogging about her family’s (hugely positive) experience of home education. It also includes interviews with other home educating families, because one of the most interesting things about home ed is that everyone does it differently.
I don’t blog very much anymore, I’m afraid. If you want me, you can find me most often on Twitter. I’m also addicted to Tumblr and Instagram. And very occasionally on Facebook.
… would have been 82 today.
The house my parents lived in in Canada. I wasn’t actually born in the house, but it’s where we lived.
Who is Malala?
As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. In 2012, on the way home from school, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman; she was 14 years old. Miracuously, Malala survived and has continued to speak out on the importance of education, particularly for women and girls. On her 16th birthday, she gave a speech at the United Nations and has also written an autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, which was released in October 2013. She’s been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize twice and is just 17 years old.
– Molly Adamson
It’s July. Seriously. I mean… come on. Where has this year gone? Soon be Christmas! etc. But it means that my online Writing YA course starts again!
Here’s a comment from Kirsty, who did the course in May/June:
Keris provided detailed examples and lots of really useful resources that I can return to and explore further. Keris’ links with a range of YA authors is apparent and many have kindly shared their writing experiences. It’s really useful to see that range so you finally get a feeling that one size doesn’t fit all and that there really isn’t only one right way to write. What this course does, is to start to help you find the right way for you.
And here’s all the info if you’d like to join me in July: Writing for Teenagers.
From my diary, 17 June 1998 (i.e. 16 years ago today).