The Homeschool Lounge

THE HOMESCHOOL LOUNGE.  |  Podcast , ±16 min episodes every 3 days  | 
If you have a question re. home education in South Africa, then this is the place to come to. From the HOW to the WHY and the WHERE our informative talks will provide answers and advice. We all need a helping hand sometime or maybe just some inspiration. Here, experienced home educators come alongside you and guide you on your journey.

The Homeschool Lounge is supported by Cape Home Educators, the Pestalozzi trust and other home education activists.

Technical and artistic support provided by JustNat Bros.

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The Difference between Home Education and Cottage Schools

There is still much confusion about the differences between home education and cottage schools, or as some refer to it, home schools. Anelle Burger (Cape Home Educators) invited Hayley Gibbons to the Lounge to offer us some clarity.

Hayley has home educated her two sons for 12 years and is Vice Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Home Education Association. She is passionate about home education and strives to inform and educate not only those starting out on their home education journey, but also the public at large."

The Development of GRIT and Education Success - A Research Study.

My guest is Jacqueline Morkel. She has a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering and has been home educating her sons since 2012.

Her interest in education success has resulted in her starting a second PhD focusing on how the development of GRIT in a home-school environment influences education success.

Uncapped Education Explained

Joining Anelle Burger in the Homeschool Lounge is Martie du Plessis. Martie developed an education approach called Uncapped Education and she wishes to empower parents to successfully educate their children.

An Introduction to Uncapped Education

Anelle Burger's guest is Martie du Plessis and the topic of conversation is Uncapped Education. Martie started the Dynamis Institute and has helped thousands of families on their home education journey. She has developed an education approach called Uncapped Education and she wishes to empower parents to successfully educate their children.

An Eclectic Approach to Home Education

We continue our series on the different approaches to home education. Our topic for discussion is the eclectic approach.

Joining Anelle Burger in the lounge is Chirani Meyer. As a veteran home educator and activist, she is well known in the home education community. Her twin sons have completed their GED and are enrolled at online animation schools in the USA. Her eldest daughter is 16 and completing her Matric this year through the GED. Chirani is still actively homeschooling her youngest daughter.

Homeschooling with Unit Studies

We continue our series on education approaches. Shirley Erwee explains what the Unit Studies approach to home education is all about. Shirley is a veteran home educator and co-author of the Footprints on our Land curriculum.

Charlotte Mason Nature Study

Nature study was very important to Charlotte Mason and today still it plays a big role in educating with the Charlotte Mason approach. Nature study can easily be incorporated in any approach to home education. To tell us more Luzvie Reynolds joins me (Anelle Burger) in the lounge.

Hall of Fame - Martie Mostert

Martie Mostert finished school in 2014. She works as an intern at a primary school while completing her teacher’s qualification. She is also a Western Province rugby referee.

Charlotte Mason Approach to Home Education

Joining me (Anelle Burger) in the lounge is Wendy Young. Wendy is well known in the home education community. She is a home education veteran with more than 20 years' experience. Wendy is co-author of the Footprints on our Land curriculum.

Hall of Fame - Jessica Semple

Jess Semple (formerly Young) was home educated by her mother, Wendy, along with her sister and two brothers. She completed her schooling in mid-2013 and went on to work in finance for a few years before studying Cinematography for Content Creation at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography in 2018. She now works as the video content producer for the largest photographic company in South Africa.

Classical Education - An Approach to Home Education

Joining me (Anelle Burger) in the lounge is Jennifer Hanekom. She started her home education journey 7 years ago when they moved to South Africa from America. She has a passion for the Classical education approach and started a Classical Conversations group in Cape Town. The group has been running for 5 years now.

Hall of Fame - Lydé Heckroodt

Anelle Burger (CHE) interviews homeschool graduate Lydé Heckroodt.
Lydé is a South African woman's kite surfing champion and professional kite surfer.

She has recently taken on a new challenge as chef and partner in a restaurant in Minneapolis, USA.

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