September 22, 2023

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 18 August 2011

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 is a pioneer and leader in the movement in New Zealand. He is the husband of Barbara and father to four natural, three adopted and one permanently fostered child under a guardianship arrangement. His youngest was born in 2005 so he will be in the game for many more years to come. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in August 2011 and is now under Palliative care.To find out more about home educating: To find out about Craig’s fight with cancer:Updates on Craig’s health written by family Craig’s diary: Diary of a Brain Tumour

Recorded 18 August 2011

Please click on links below to view video.

Who am I?

What is the Home Education Foundation?

Am I qualified to teach my children? Parts 1, 2 and 3

What about testing?

What about qualifications?

How can I home educate if I’m not a trained teacher?

If I home educate how can my children get into university? Part 1 and 2

How do I teach my children science?

How should I teach history?

How should I select a curriculum?

Do I need a classroom when I am Home schooling? Part 1 and 2

Where do I get resources?

How can I home educate on a single income?

How do I get an exemption to home educate in New Zealand?

How do I get started in home education?

What are five home education priorities?