“Do we have to homeschool French?”

Information valid for Ontario at the time of publication – October 2018 Short answer: no. Longer answer: there are good reasons to learn French (some to do with social advantages, others to do with brain development), and certain things to be aware of when a child or youth enters the school system after a time

“Can we homeschool part-time?”

Information valid for Ontario at the time of publication – August 2019 It’s not uncommon for Ontario parents who are considering homeschooling to ask us the question: “Can we homeschool part-time?” But in order to provide the relevant information, first we need to know whether it’s about homeschooling for a portion of the day (or

Solidarité avec les familles éducatrices au Québec

La Fédération ontarienne de parents enseignants est solidaire avec les familles québécoises faisant l’enseignement à la maison, en opposition au projet de règlement visant à changer l’encadrement de l’éducation à domicile au Québec. Voici la lettre que nous avons envoyée au Ministre de l’Éducation du Québec : https://ontariohomeschool.org/OFTP-letter-Quebec-fr.pdf

Solidarity with Quebec Homeschoolers

The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents stands in solidarity with homeschooling families in Quebec in opposition to the proposed changes to the regulation of home education in that province. Here is the letter we sent to the Quebec Minister of Education: https://ontariohomeschool.org/OFTP-letter-Quebec.pdf

Peterborough HS mom with a 12 year-old

just wondering if anyone around the Peterborough area are homeschooling as well my son is 12 with add adhd

STEM Workshop Mississauga

Hello parents, here is a Thursday workshop to learn and try STEM. Grow more in science and math through engineering. Kids learn best hands on. Pick any day that works for you and join us. Every week we cover something new. Register here:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mississauga-stem-pilot-program-tickets-60727445424

May is Homeschooling Awareness Month

May is Homeschooling Awareness Month!

Spring 2019 Home Education Conferences

27th Annual KW Christian Home Educators’ Conference Kitchener-Waterloo Christian Home Educators Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario https://www.kwchea.ca/registration.html Annual RVHEA Homeschool Conference Rideau Valley Home Educators Association (Christian) Saturday, April 27, 2019 Kanata Baptist Church 465 Hazeldean Rd. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. https://www.rvhea.org/conference 26th

What Must an Educated Person Know?

In an article titled The Curriculum of Necessity or What Must an Educated Person Know?, John Taylor Gatto quoted Harvard University’s list of ten qualities it suggests are essential to successfully adapting to the rapidly changing world of work: The ability to define problems without a guide. The ability to ask hard questions which challenge

Inspiration Deficit Disorder

Instead of an “attention-deficient” student, we ought to worry about an “inspiration-deficient” classroom