Carnival of Homeschooling

The Random Instagram Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling is hosted by Sprittibee.

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Carnival of Homeschooling

Sprittibee is hosting this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.

Carnival of Homeschooling

Sprittibee is hosting the Texas edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.

Carnival of Homeschooling

The new Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by Sprittibee, reports on the Relevant conference, which drew more than 70 homeschooling moms.

Daze of Adventure combined the conference with a tour of Hershey’s chocolate factory. For $14.95, you can design a personalized candy bar at Hershey Chocolate World, watch it made on the line and design the box.

One of my peak lifetime experiences was touring my grandfather’s candy factory in Chicago. (I’ve always claimed to be the only non-neurotic Jewish graduate of Highland Park High. How miserable can you be if your grandfather owns a candy factory?) Second place: Touring the Sara Lee factory with Sara’s granddaughter, who was in my fourth-grade class.

Submit here by Sunday, Dec. 11 to be included in the next Education Buzz Carnival.

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Bellringers is hosting the Education Buzz Carnival.

The flag edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling is up at Sprittibee’s place.

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Bellringers is hosting the Education Buzz, which includes her own post on Picture Day, math humor and bad hares.

It’s a Total Eclipse of the SEN (Special Educational Needs) in Britain, writes Old Andrew. Till now, it’s been impossible to criticize the system.

. . .  if you do not support the most expensive, extravagant, inclusive and emotive ideas about SEN then you are clearly some kind of borderline Nazi who would have had Helen Keller strangled at birth. Competitive compassion is the name of the game and anybody who asks questions like “Is that really a disability?” or “Does that actually help anybody?” must be a sociopath who thinks “A Christmas Carol” should have ended with Scrooge going over to Bob Cratchit’s house and giving Tiny Tim a good kicking.

To his amazement, OFSTED, the education inspectorate, has issued a report on SEN’s flaws.

If you asked OFSTED to investigate the cause of the First World War, they’d blame poor teaching and a failure to monitor outcomes. What is a shock is that OFSTED has correctly identified what is wrong with the system.

OFSTED’s investigation found that half of SEN students aren’t disabled; interventions for students with genuine disabilities are often useless. Teachers fill out paperwork to prove services were provided, not whether the services were effective.

Sound familiar?

Submit here by Saturday, Oct. 9 at 5 pm Central to be part of the next carnival in two weeks.

Sprittibee is hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling.

Carnival of Homeschooling

Sprittibee is this week’s host of the Carnival of Homeschooling.