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Despite our best intentions, we're not great at keeping this blog updated with our latest happenings. We are, however, definitely an active group, meeting at least once each week during term time.

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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Weekend Reading - Big Hairy Audacious Goals

Here's an article I found recently - first published in 2001 - in the Home Education Magazine.

In this article Julie encourages us to help our children dream huge dreams that set their hearts on fire, and then resource and encourage them to turn those dreams into reality. Inspiring!
"...When I was a kid, school provided me with sensible goals that wouldn't interfere with my parents' lives too much... Certainly some of my teachers rose above the mediocrity and contributed profoundly to my life, but on the whole, most of my school life was keenly managed and required mere compliance from me. I didn't own the experiences and I certainly didn't orchestrate them.

"Enter the B-HAG into our family. Suddenly I'm on a radical learning curve led by my kids..."

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