In New South Wales and Victoria the number of students being home educated increased by 20% in 2020 (1,224 extra children) compared with 2019. But the rise has been evidenced for a decade.
Mothers' well-being is crucial for children to flourish, but maternal mental health has suffered during COVID-19. Successful pandemic recovery for mothers and families depends on four factors.
If you're considering homeschooling because your child seems to do better at home, but are unsure if it's the right thing to do, here are five things to take into account.
Internet access should be a basic human right.
Persistent educational inequalities are a feature of schools, too – and schools and homeschooling operate in close relation to each other.
Think of yourself as learning alongside your child.
Issues like a lack of focus and heightened anxiety when learning at home could be due to students lacking the autobiographical memory they need to learn in an alternative context.
Motivating students, encouraging their self-regulation and maintaining home-school communication are ways parents have the potential to positively influence learning outcomes.
A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.
Some schools are starting to open up after the coronavirus lockdown. But what if you're worried about sending you kids back too soon. Unschooling might be one solution, so how does it work?
South Africa's national lockdown will amplify the needs of children with special education needs and disability.
One-to-one talk is a great tool for learning.
Despite the best efforts of governments, schools and parents there'll be learning losses across the board and worsened educational outcomes for the poor.
Your cheat sheet for best practices in teaching math at home. Keep it positive and mask your shock when your child tells you there are many ways to multiply numbers.
Improving a child's sense of numbers, and their understanding of probability, fractions, ratios, shapes and patterns, can all be incorporated into daily life or with simple games.
By not talking about climate change, especially the powerful emotions it can provoke, misinformation and eco-anxiety may take root.
Around 20,000 students are homeschooling in Australia. It's a different form of schooling to learning from home while schools are shut due to COVID-19. But homeschooling does provide some tips.
Instead of insisting on homeschooling primary-age kids, free play can help them learn and has benefits for physical and mental health.
Many school kids may be studying from home as their schools have closed or they need to isolate themselves for other reasons. Parents won't need to be teachers, but more teachers' aids.
Homeschooling can be worth it if parents or guardians who choose to educate their children this way know the challenges. Here are the three main ones.