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Part 1 – The authors walk you through HOW to create a learning plan that that works for YOUR family, ticks all the registration boxes, and creates a solid foundation on which to grow your home educating experience! Designed to help build your confidence as an educating parent.
Part 2 – Learn how to help the kids get the most out of homeschooling with these tried and proven home educational strategies. Create your own lesson plans and unit studies to suit your individual children’ learning needs and watch them thrive as their motivation for learning grows! Packed with ideas and examples.
Part 3 – Learn how to record and use authentic and continuous assessment of your children’s learning to help plan and implement activities that meet their immediate learning needs. Real examples.
Please note that although I can give plenty of information about writing plans, keeping records, what works and what won’t, I’m no longer co-writing Plans/Records with parents/caregivers for Registration in NSW. For assistance please join Home Education NSW Facebook group. Alternatively, or in addition, you can purchase the 3 Parent Workbooks through Always Learning Books.
No, I do not give out my phone number or use the phone for clients. As you can appreciate if someone has my number they can easily forget that appointments are necessary. Have you been ever called at all hours with someone asking you random questions? I have answered the phone, not knowing that I’m about to be interrupted for a free consultation in the middle of Bunnings, pushing a shopping cart, trying to explain to my Aunt with Auslan who is on the phone, “oh I just want to ask you a few quick questions… no I don’t need a consultation”.
Like many around Australia, I’m a full-time carer. My Aunt’s needs always come first. My Aunt is profoundly deaf, and I mostly use my phone to support her needs. There are still a lot of accessibility issues she must navigate, including needing someone to speak on the phone because a business or service doesn’t have a text option. I work between 1 to 10 hours for her on any given day. For 16.5 years before this, I was a busy home educating solo-parent, who was also studying, working, volunteering etc.
I’m also currently writing several books. I can write and be there for my Aunt quite easily. Partly, this is because I am no longer helping people with NSW Homeschool Registrations. I’m thrilled about having more time to write.
Inspired by the diverse lived experience myself and thousands of families in our community have shared with each other, the works of fiction I’m currently working on will be presented in a range formats including Picture Books, MG, YA & Novels, so all ages are authentically represented.
Authentic representation in literature matters. How many times do we read or hear stereotypes about homeschoolers/unschoolers based on a complete lack of experience or education? Our children don’t need yet more books about children that go to school. I’ve seen too many get turned off reading, because they can’t or don’t want to relate to those characters.
I’ve been asked by many people throughout 2022 for consultations next year, and beyond, for home education support. I will continue to offer Educational Consultations for the foreseeable future. I really love talking with parents about how to help their children be free to learn. Taking the stress and fear out of this part of parenting, it’s a real privilege. I don’t take being asked for advice lightly or for granted.
So Consultations? Yes.
But, please email or use my Facebook Page to message, and together we will book an appointment time that suits us both so we can focus.
Having booked appointments allows us to not be interrupted and it fosters the quality consultation we both deserve.
Yes, I will continue being an admin/mod in the dozen or so Facebook Support groups I’ve been part of, in some cases since Facebook started. I used to be admin/mod in twice as many! My own group started on Yahoo Groups. Speaking of my local Meetup group, they told me to tell everyone that they won’t let me go. Luckily I don’t want to ‘leave the tribe’. I want to see what happens next! To see children reading these books I’m currently making and feel seen. For parents to read my novels and understand other people’s unique home ed journeys and gain more clarity and ease about their own.
I have more to contribute.
And I’m presenting at AHS 2023! It will start at the end of February and run for two weeks.