What is Interest-Led Homeschooling?

We recently talked about Interest-led homeschooling at the recently concluded OPHC 2020 and I thought I’d like to bring more clarity about this approach and share what a typical homeschool day is like for our family. Interest-led homeschooling, simply put, is capitalising on a child’s interests and using them as springboards to introduce and build on new concepts and foster in him the love and hunger for learning. For instance, among all of our three children, Pablo dislikes workbooks the most, and for years, it’s become an ultimate test of patience for me. Through the years, we’ve resorted to different means […]

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Hotel Booking Websites: Why Do You Need Them?

Travelling is one of the world’s leading leisure activities. Even though there are some risks involved, it is the adventure that lures people in. There’s just something about being in an unknown location, learning about the people, their culture, eating their food, and exploring the places. It is like living as they are, experiencing what they have. Some people might label this as appropriation, but there is a definitive line differentiating it from appreciation. According to this page, there is nothing wrong with experiencing other cultures but trying to own it is another issue. Meanwhile, lodging is one of the […]

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GIVEAWAY: The Learning Library Launches Wika’y Galing! Program Online

Winners have been announced! My kids have attended two summers of The Learning Library Filipino Wika’s Galing! program and they enjoyed both sessions very much, especially the classes they had in BGC just last year. While my kids are not yet eloquent in the language, they have vastly improved in terms of comprehension, the results of which show in their Filipino academic modules. (READ: Wika’y Galing at The Learning Library) What TLL does for your kids is that it breaks the wrong perception and mindset on learning the language. A lot of times, kids…even adults…tend to stay clear of things […]

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MyHill-ALS helps find ways for Indie Homeschoolers

ALS or DepEd’s Alternative Learning System has been sort of a buzz in the homeschooling community for a while now, most particularly among independent homeschooling families. We could not determine whether it’s an option for our family or not because I’ve not found anyone who could actually explain what it is not until last Saturday, February 29, when I attended a seminar hosted by MyHill-ALS, a project initiative of Don Bosco Parish Makati, where the project proponent, Eliza Cornejo, opened our minds about ALS. To many of us, we think of ALS as just a short remedial program for the […]

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Sending our Teen to High School at Abot Tala Self-Directed Centre

We’re at a crossroads with our eldest son Pablo’s education. On one hand, we had acknowledged his interests and educated him using unconventional methods; on another, we live in the Philippines where accreditation hover ever so heavily above you. To give you a brief recap on our homeschooling, we had been on an independent, interest-led homeschooling journey for many years, so when we decided to go back into the system, our children were only allowed to enrol at the grade level next to their last DepEd-accredited levels  This poses a great challenge for our family, especially if we want to […]

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