January 17, 2022

Considerations when hiring help (and other thoughts for new home educators)

Cynthia Hancox has written a great article for new home educators especially as they consider who to help them with the exemption process and possible tutoring of their children.

As more and more teachers are loosing their jobs this is a great article for teachers to read to understand home educators before they offer their services to home educators.

 

NZ’s COVID situation and response has led to a big rise in interest in homeschooling, as well as to a rise in teachers and others who are offering to help in various ways in this space. Before you spend money hiring someone to help you with your exemption, to help you plan your programme, or to teach your children, there are some things you need to think about. This is quite a long read, so here’s the “in a nutshell” bullet points:
*When you get an exemption, you are taking complete responsibility for your child’s education and what it will include.
*There’s no one right way to homeschool; you can choose what works for your family.
*You can get help with your exemption in various ways, but if paying for help, there are some things to consider first, especially how experienced the person is with homeschooling & exemptions.
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*You can choose to hire tutors/teachers for certain aspects of your child’s programme if you wish, but must remain in control of how and what they are being taught.
*If you do want to hire teachers etc, there are some things to think about first
*People come and go from homeschooling for different reasons and over different periods of time. We welcome you while you’re here, but ask you to be mindful of how what you do and say reflects upon the entire community.

Let’s explore these points and more further…..

Read Cynthia’s article here:

http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/considerations-when-hiring-help

 

A Big Fat Rumour: Homeschooling Applications Closing

A Big Fat Rumour: Homeschooling applications closing

An article from Cynthia Hancox:

There is a rumour circulating on social media. The wording varies a wee bit depending who is passing it on, but basically it goes something like this:

“Homeschooling applications being closed for 2 years from the end of October. This is to enable them to jab your child..” Apparently told to someone’s neighbour by the homeschooling team. (Chinese whispers anyone?)

This is complete nonsense! 

Read more in link below:

http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/a-big-fat-rumour-homeschooling-applications-closing

Post-Pandemic Future of Home Education

7 week online conference on post-pandemic future of home education sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Centre for State and Local Government.

More information here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/taubman/programs-research/pepg/events/future-homeschooling

Help defend Homeschool freedoms

Home educators in other parts of the world need our help!

Today we will focus on an email sent out by the HSLDA to encourage us to help home educators in Portugal.

Please take the time to read this link and send a few emails. You can copy and paste information from the link or you can write your own email then use the link provided to translate your email before sending it off.

https://go.hslda.org/webmail/795273/277582779/ebc5c7f58c122301751570a6bdb8d789dd8e7c25c25ed2797137d4aa9d8acbfa

Thanks for your help!

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