A place where issues related to the Christian walk and its application to home education is discussed. Topics are meant to challenge you to think differently, to make a difference in this world, starting with the children you have been blessed with.
I Can’t Teach High School Level: Back to the Basics (Part 13)
This may be true. Perhaps you never completed high school yourself or maybe you did not excel at that level. No big deal. Two things must be considered when addressing this concern. But first, let’s be abundantly clear that bringing “high school” home is not a solution but rather more a matter of the normalization of school ideology. The … Continue reading "I Can’t Teach High School Level: Back to the Basics (Part 13)"
My Daughter (Son) Wants to Be a… Back to the Basics (Part 12)
Aside from specializing in confusion, schools do a great disservice to students as they program them in computer fashion. One way this is demonstrated is by telling students they can be anything they want to be. Although this may sound reasonable at first blush, it is a big fat lie. Many years ago, while addressing a home … Continue reading "My Daughter (Son) Wants to Be a… Back to the Basics (Part 12)"
The “Different” Child: Back to the Basics (Part 11)
But my child is different, you may say. She is special needs and requires special programming. Yes, indeed, but all children are special needs. All children are unique and in need of special programming. Through God’s eyes, we are all special, precious, differences notwithstanding. God’s love is ubiquitously applied to everyone. We can all be thankful to that. Diversity demands … Continue reading "The “Different” Child: Back to the Basics (Part 11)"
The Standard Child: Back to the Basics (Part 10)
We have all heard the rhetoric regarding standards. While we may appreciate the expectation of standards in certain things, like cars, planes, boats and trains, the application of standards to students is absurd. To expect all iPhones to meet with a certain level of expectation makes sense. Children are not mechanical items like computers, yet this seems … Continue reading "The Standard Child: Back to the Basics (Part 10)"
What Should I do With my Kindergarten Student? Back to the Basics (Part 9)
Nothing! Let them play. The main reason schools accommodate children at that tender age is because the school system is, first and foremost, a daycare system. All they do is play at school, albeit maybe with a bit of structure, but how much academic programming is actually being advanced? I am not saying that there is no programming, just … Continue reading "What Should I do With my Kindergarten Student? Back to the Basics (Part 9)"
Foundations: Back to the Basics (Part 8)
The most fundamental component of any structure is its foundation. We all know this, yet when it comes to raising children, essentially the building of a life, we often forget about the importance of building upon a solid foundation for living. This is not usually the case for the home educating as the most common reason for … Continue reading "Foundations: Back to the Basics (Part 8)"