Covid 19 & Homeschooling

New to homeschooling through coronavirus?

How children learn at home by Dr Harriet Pattison

Delano article 17.03.2020
A homeschooling family is sharing educational advice for families after Luxembourg closed schools and crèches starting Monday to slow the spread of covid-19.

Homeschooling is about L.O.V.E !

Listen                   L’écoute

Observe               Observer

Value                    Valoriser

Empower              Elever


Kinder brauchen gelassene Eltern Soviel wie möglich selbst machen lassen, patzen lassen, selbst entscheiden lassen, teilhaben lassen…(Blickpunkt Erziehung bei Iris van den Hoeven) Trust, be curious, explore, google, discover, live, experiment, find your own way, read and talk, talk and read, PLAY games, INVENT games, be creative, open your mind, be present, just dare being different…


To put things into perspective / pour relativiser :

Schools closed for 3 to 5 month in 2011 (New Zealand) and 2013 (Danemark) after an earthquake and a teachers strike : listen to what happened here mn 15
Ecoles fermées pendant 3 à 5 mois en 2011 (Nouvelle-Zélande) et 2013 (Danemark) après un tremblement de terre et une grève des enseignants : écoutez ce qu’il s’est passé ici minute 15 (sous-titres en français)

Does missing a term due to Covid really matter?
Earthquake New Zealand Article ABC 17.04.2020
Article Danemark (Teacher’s strike)  

10 top tips

Peter Gray in Luxembourg (EN/FR)
Befreit lernen / Free to learn / Libre d’apprendre 

The Optimal Context for Self-Directed Education Conditions present in hunter-gatherer bands and SVS, but absent in conventional schools:

1. The social expectation (and reality) that education is children’s responsibility.
2. Unlimited freedom to play, explore, and pursue own interests.
3. Opportunity to play with the tools of the culture.
4. Access to a variety of caring adults, who are helpers, not judges.
5. Free age mixing among children and adolescents.
6. Immersion in a stable, moral, caring community.