The Homeschool Lounge

THE HOMESCHOOL LOUNGE.  |  Podcast , ±16 min episodes every day  | 
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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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.

Hall of Fame - Colin Heckroodt

Colin Heckroodt is the first of, I hope many homeschool alumni, who is willing to share his homeschooling experience with us.
Colin, now 27, was a SA kitesurfing champion and is currently a commentator for the Red Bull King of the Air extreme kitesurfing competition held annually in Cape Town.
He completed his mechatronics studies last year and is currently working at BMW in Pretoria.

Self-Directed Learning a.k.a. Unschooling

As part of our series on approaches to home education Anelle Burger (Cape Home Educators) chats with Adéle Breedt. She facilitated the learning of her three sons. They have finished their schooling and all three obtained a university degree in their respective fields of interest.

The Montessori Approach to Home Education

As part of our series on the different approaches to home education Anelle Burger (Cape Home Educators) talks with Vivienne du Preez about the Montessori approach. Vivienne homeschools her twins and is a Montessori trained teacher.

How Home Education Differs from School - The Softer Side of Life

Shirley Erwee and Chirani Meyer continue their discussion with Anelle Burger about the differences between home education and school. In this session we look at the intangible differences.

Erwee is a home education veteran, activist and co-author of the Footprints on our Land curriculum. Meyer is a veteran home education mom, activist and coordinator of a number of home education support groups. Burger is the spokesperson for Cape Home Educators.

Home Educating a Child with Special Needs part 1

Anelle Burger chats with Carin van Niekerk about home educating a child with special needs.

Carin shares her knowledge and insights gained not only from 10 years practicing as occupational therapist but also from personal experience with homeschooling her own child who had special needs.

She home educates her sons aged 12,10 and 3.

Role of the Dad in Home Education part 2

Four homeschooling dads continue their discussion of questions and concerns fathers have when starting with home education. Marwaan Abdul is the host and the dads in the hot seats are Peter Reynolds, Victor Sabbe (chairperson of Cape Home Educators) and Werner Schmidt.

Role of the Dad in Home Education

Four dads discuss the concerns and questions that most dads, and especially dads considering home educating or those new to home education have.
Your host is Marwaan Abdul and the panel of home educating dads are Peter Reynolds, Victor Sabbe (chairperson of Cape Home Educators) and Werner Schmidt.

How to Start with Home Education

One of the most frequently asked questions on home education support groups is "How do I start homeschooling my child?" For answers to this question, Anelle Burger (Cape Home Educators) talks with Karin van Oostrum, manager of the Pestalozzi trust.

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