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to get annoyed when a home schooling parent...

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00100001 Thu 29-Sep-16 10:13:13

... can't spell?

My SIL home schools her daughter.

But all the time, she is posting "I just thort of a new idea..." or "We just need to get threw this..." or ^"I love home schoolling" etc.

Just makes me twitch.

CockacidalManiac Thu 29-Sep-16 10:17:43

The whole concept of home schooling makes me twitch.

Amethyst81 Thu 29-Sep-16 10:18:11

YANBU her poor DD.

user1474926891 Thu 29-Sep-16 10:19:05

Ugh. I hope she's not the educator.

CodyKing Thu 29-Sep-16 10:19:21

Wots rong wif dat? grin

00100001 Thu 29-Sep-16 10:34:07

she is the 'educator' yes!

Only1scoop Thu 29-Sep-16 10:35:54

Like having a dentist with no teeth.

Soubriquet Thu 29-Sep-16 10:37:20

Her bubba her rulez

Maybe she wants to teach her yoonique spellings wink

DollyBarton Thu 29-Sep-16 10:38:24

I was at my ds's nursery (nursery!) curriculum meeting last night and was quite honestly laughing at the thought of meetings about a 3yr olds curriculum! But I've come away with such a respect for these teachers that are putting thought, care, structure and discipline into my child's learning in a way I don't think I could manage. It would take someone very talented, trained and special to do that as a homeschooler so it really makes me wonder how good homeschooling can be in general.

All the learning is sneakily done through play but what they are achieving is amazing.

Pisssssedofff Thu 29-Sep-16 10:43:34

Well it depends what you want for your child doesn't it. I'm on kid 4, I've done private school, kumon, state all sorts and now frankly they can shove their learning outcomes up their arses. I'll be delighted if none of mine have a nervous brwakdown by the time they've been through the school system with its sneaky learning through play shit

Pisssssedofff Thu 29-Sep-16 10:44:29

The worlds changing at an alarming rate. Nobody will be doing things the way we did them or do them now in 10 years time

FlyingElbows Thu 29-Sep-16 10:45:50

I might get slaughtered for thus but tbh in my experience some primary teachers aren't a whole lot better. How children are supposed to grasp spelling, punctuation and grammar when their teachers don't use it is beyond me. I freely admit to being a terrible snob but it pains me to go to my children's school and listen to the head say things like "right boys and girls yous have to sit quiet now.".

paxillin Thu 29-Sep-16 10:46:00

Well, at school they teach the "three Rs", don't they? Reading, riting and rithmetc.

CozyAutumn Thu 29-Sep-16 10:46:11


a7mints Thu 29-Sep-16 10:46:11

I would just butt out.absolutely NOYB

MycatsaPirate Thu 29-Sep-16 10:46:44


The worst thing I ever read was a post from a woman who said she home schooled her dd who was 9. DD couldn't read but it was fine because she watched documentaries on tv and that would teach her everything.

paxillin Thu 29-Sep-16 10:46:49


witsender Thu 29-Sep-16 10:47:14

You can home ed without knowing how to spell. I'm not sure why people are so squiffy about home ed, it is hardly as if all schools are fabulous, amazing places that nurture our children and turn out well rounded individuals is it? Besides...whatever school she went to clearly failed to educate her, right?! wink

JenLindleyShitMom Thu 29-Sep-16 10:48:25

Loads of teachers can't spell or talk properly, or treat children properly either.

LaContessaDiPlump Thu 29-Sep-16 10:49:36

I value education. That's why I wouldn't dream of trying to dish it up myself!!

Trust the professionals (unless they are overtly batshit) wink

SoupDragon Thu 29-Sep-16 10:52:00

The worlds changing at an alarming rate. Nobody will be doing things the way we did them or do them now in 10 years time

Spelling and punctuation haven't changed in the many years since I was at primary school though.

witsender Thu 29-Sep-16 10:52:06

I value education...which is why I wouldn't hand it over to a school. wink

Teacher training isn't all that. It is mainly crowd control, which isn't necessary when you don't have a crowd of young kids in a room who are expected to sit still!

JenLindleyShitMom Thu 29-Sep-16 10:52:15

If only we could be sure of which professionals also valued education.

Jackiebrambles Thu 29-Sep-16 10:52:42

Oh dear.

I consider myself reasonably intelligent. But I could never home school in a million years!

SoupDragon Thu 29-Sep-16 10:53:18

I would be a shit teacher. I've "tutored" my three for the English part of the 11+ and it drove me to tears. I could absolutely not do it for a living or as a home schooler!

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