33 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 3 with Natalie Bigney
Welcome to the third episode of Learning from Home, where I speak to Natalie, a mother of four children of ranging ages from Utah, USA. She has a full-time job and is also studying part-time herself. Natalie’s early experience of learning from home was overwhelming, not least of all because she received over 70 school-related emails in one week alone; even her kindergartener has five different websites where her learning is taking place. She has found that making the time to be together outside has made a really positive impact on their mental health as a family, but she worries that all the time being spent on computers is depleting her children's love of learning. Watch our full discussion here: https://youtu.be/1hpikfzI3p0, and if anything Natalie and I discuss resonates with you, or inspires you to try something different at home, explore this list of related resources: Wellbeing --------------- Calm Zone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/... A variety of child-friendly activities and resources to help kids deal with stress, especially during the pandemic. LA Times Guide to the Internet https://www.latimes.com/projects/guid... A collection of resources for adults with tips on self-care, learning, entertainment and navigating the internet. Screen Time -------------------- Pobble Article https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-...... A list of 25 non-screen activities that children can do from home during lockdown - also available as a printed poster. Time Article https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-... Suggestions for parents about how to build a strong timetable to help keep to a routine during this time, and some ideas for creative play. Reading Resources ------------------------------- Audible https://stories.audible.com/discovery Audible is a global story platform where you can listen to books; they are extending their free trial period during this time. Suitable for everyone - adults included! Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.co.uk/ A popular website to help young children develop their phonics and reading skills. Best for younger kids who are just learning to read. Especially for little ones ---------------------------------------- Little House Kindergarten https://littlehousekindergarten.com/ Pay as you can home-school curriculum specifically for kindergarten aged kids, as well as free resources for little ones learning from home.
39 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Episode 2 with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Kate Robinson
Welcome to the second episode of Learning From Home with Sir Ken Robinson. In this episode we are joined by Julie Lythcott-Haims - esteemed writer and speaker - to discuss the devastating and unnecessary murder of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, the subsequent protests in the USA and around the world, and why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important. To hear more from Julie, please visit her website: https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/ And you can purchase her award winning book, Real American, here: https://bookshop.org/books/real-american-a-memoir/9781250296733 or through your local bookseller If you are in a position to, you can donate to the official fundraiser for George Floyd's family here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd And to learn more about Black Lives Matter, click here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ We are launching a new part of the Sir Ken Robinson website with more resources and interviews. This platform is designed to give you a chance to contribute your story of education during the pandemic, as well as find resources to help you through this difficult time and beyond. There will be specific resources on these pages for addressing racism as a family. #blacklivesmatter #learningfromhome #sirkenrobinson
42 minutes | May 21, 2020
Episode 1 with Sonia Benavides and Kate Robinson
Welcome to the first episode of our ‘Learning From Home’ series. We’re joined by Sonia Benavides, architect and mother of 4 from Mexico. This interview took place at the beginning of April 2020 - facts and figures are not currently up to date. IMPORTANT: We are launching a new website with more resources and interviews. This platform is designed to give you a chance to contribute your story of education during the pandemic, as well as find resources to help you through this difficult time and beyond. Resources: If anything Sonia and Sir Ken spoke about has resonated with you, or maybe inspired you to try something different at home, we've put together a list of some of our favourite online resources for arts and crafts, cooking and getting outside. Art Resources #MetKids from The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/about The Met's incredibly kid-friendly online portal offers plenty of resources (including videos) and an interactive walk through the world-famous museum. Best for kids aged 7-12. Firstsite https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is-programme/ Free downloadable art packs curated by well-known UK artists which don't require any specialist materials, as well as a plethora of fun and creative activities under 'Create at Home.' Recommended for kids 4 and up. Cooking Resource Food Literacy Center https://www.foodliteracycenter.org/recipes A variety of child-friendly recipes that will be popular with the whole family, designed to get kids involved in cooking at home. Exercising The Body Coach - Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Joe Wicks is releasing daily exercise videos to encourage movement and promote health. Great for all! Getting Outside NHM Dippy's Naturenauts https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/naturenauts.html An immersive app designed to help children get outside and explore nature in the UK. Good for school aged children. National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/ Activities, quizzes and facts to help kids discover animals, geography, science, nature and history. Suitable for ages 5 and up. More information Montessori Schools https://www.montessori.org.uk/about-us/what-is-montessori Some information about Montessori schools and their approach to children's learning. Learning by Teaching https://effectiviology.com/protege-effect-learn-by-teaching/ Some information about why teaching others can be so powerful in children's education. Supporting Yourself as a Parent or Carer https://www.verywellfamily.com/self-care-for-parents-4178010 Many of these suggestions and tips are still something you are able to do from home or while socially distancing, and as Sir Ken and Sonia said, you must put on your own mask first.
5 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Introducing: Learning from Home
Hello, I'm Ken Robinson. Millions of parents and carers have suddenly found themselves responsible for overseeing their children’s education from home due to COVID-19. If you’re one of them, you may be finding this a daunting challenge to be facing on top of all of the other stresses of our current global situation. I am launching this podcast special to help bring you and your family resources and insight from around the world, and to give you the opportunity to share what is happening with your own family so that others can benefit from your experiences. No matter how isolated you may be feeling, the support you need is out there and my hope is that this podcast will connect you to it.