April 20, 2014

Twelve Days of Homeschool

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 19 December 2012:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:

Why I Hate School But Love Education

Why I Hate School But Love Education||Spoken Word
I took a brief look at the comments -
  • I really disagree with him. Yes, some billionaires do not got a college education. However, the chances of you getting a job with a decent wage without an education is very, very, slim.
This person has missed the point. He is not against getting an education but against school and the difficult process of getting an education in school.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 5 October 2012:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

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Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

Make a submission: Reject compulsory Early Education for 3 year olds

TEDxTeen – Jacob Barnett: Forget What You Know

A great video to watch. Start thinking and be creative
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Uq-FOOQ1TpE#!

TEDxManhattanBeach – John Bennett – Why Math Instruction Is Unnecessary

Talk title: Why math instruction is unnecessary

John is a teacher of math and a homeschooling parent who offers a radical-sounding proposal: that we cease to require math instruction in middle and high school. He came to this point of view over a number of years, as he attempted (and failed) to convince students that the math they were learning was beautiful, useful, or an imperative component of their future prosperity. When he stopped trying to connect math with students and simple tried to connect with the students themselves, he made a profound discovery – kids are suffering from “math anxiety.” If the goal of teaching math is to teach us deductive and inductive reasoning, might games and puzzles be equally effective in developing kids’ reasoning skills – and allow them to fulfill their life missions? “We want to reawaken analytical and critical thinking schools that have been anesthetized by the standard curriculum,” says John.

John Bennett is a math teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and a home-schooling father of four. An outspoken advocate of education reform, he has presented lectures and workshops throughout California. He uses logic puzzles and strategy games in the classroom (and at home) to supplement the traditional mathematics curriculum. John has written three volumes of Pentagrid Puzzles, a new puzzle form he created to challenge deductive logic and visual-spatial reasoning.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManhattanBeach, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManhattanBeach event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 25 March 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

YouTube with Craig Smith

Craig Smith of the Home Education Foundation and face behind the Home Education Q&A channel introduces himself. A participator in the home education movement for over 30 years, Craig was a pioneer and leader in the movement in New Zealand. He was the husband of Barbara and father to four natural, three adopted and one permanently fostered child under a guardianship arrangement and six grandchildren. His youngest child was born in 2005 so he planned to be in the game for many more years to come. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer 4 August 2011 and went to glory 30 September 2011. To find out more about home educating: http://hef.org.nz To find out about Craig’s fight with cancer: http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

146 Youtube video clips recorded from 18 August to 6 September 2011. Craig passed to Glory 30 September of a Brain Tumour.

Please click on links below to view video.

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 18 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 19 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 20 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 21 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 23 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 25 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 30 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 1 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 2 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 4 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 5 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 6 September 2011

please come back soon more to be uploaded to this website

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

New 14/11/11: Craig Smith’s Health page 6 click here

 

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/