What’s the fuss about learning styles? – Day 2

What’s the fuss about learning styles? – Day 2

Brain Trust,

Dear BT,

My kids are so different; do I need to find different ways to teach them?

Love,
Learning Styles in Lincoln


 

Snow:

Dear Learning Styles in Lincoln,

I always wonder what the one room school houses did about different learning styles. When thinking about home educating, you have to think of it more like a one room school house vs. our modern, age-based educational system. My girls learn very differently, but they learn together. My 1st grader benefits from hearing her sister say her times tables. My 6th grader benefits from hearing her sister review simple spelling rules. I don’t bend over backwards to teach differently. I think your best bet is to teach them how to learn, and to love learning. Their learning style needs will naturally be met when those things are in place.

Grace and peace,
Snow

Click here to read what Bull had to say yesterday!

Hyacinth weighs in tomorrow, May 9th…

Doodle wraps it up on Thursday, May 10th…

What’s the fuss about learning styles? – Day 1

What’s the fuss about learning styles? – Day 1

Brain Trust,

Dear BT,

My kids are so different; do I need to find different ways to teach them?

Love,
Learning Styles in Lincoln


 

Bull:

Dear Learning Styles in Lincoln,

Sure, if you have the time and desire, why not? But I wouldn’t say you need to unless your child is incapable of learning otherwise. I use a variety of methods when teaching my children — not playing to their preferences so much as trying to strengthen what is taught by involving different parts of the brain. I see a lot of value in fulfilling our children’s needs, but not so much in catering to their desires.

Bull

Reda Snow’s thoughts tomorrow, May 8th…

Hyacinth shares her perspective on Wednesday, May 9th…

Doodle wraps it up on Thursday, May 10th…

I’m too crabby to homeschool! – Day 4

Brain Trust,

I don’t think I have enough patience to homeschool….my kids drive me crazy, is this a problem?

Love,
Impatient Patty


 

Doodle:
Dear Patty,

Wow! The Brain Trust is knocking it out of the park. Bottom line: we live in a microwave, drive-thru, texting society (unless, of course, you live in a place like Southern Sudan…but, even there, cell towers are popping everywhere), and we don’t like to wait.

We want things, and we want them now. In the day of internet, information is ours within seconds. Downloaded music blares through your speakers instantly. Before your microwave popcorn is finished popping, you are underneath your snugglie watching your instantly-streamed movie.

How about children? We want them to obey instantly. We want them to be educated today. We want them to assimilate all of our instruction the first time through. We expect their character to be formed and tested yesterday. MBA and NFL scholarships tomorrow. We forget that things of substance take time. I find that I am the most impatient when my expectations are unrealistic or have somehow been disappointed. The work of training, educating, and loving our children is not completed in five minutes; it takes a lifetime. As you are building patience, you are building a legacy that will last and endure (long past your microwave popcorn).

Love,
Doodle

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I’m too crabby to homeschool! – Day 3

Brain Trust,

I don’t think I have enough patience to homeschool….my kids drive me crazy, is this a problem?

Love,
Impatient Patty


 

Snow:

Dear Patty,

Raising children is the most sanctifying experience any of us will ever have. When I brought my oldest daughter home to educate, my biggest fear was that one of us wouldn’t survive the experiment. I was surprised to find that the more time we spent together, the more character development happened, for both of us! I was empowered by the ability to be more consistent in my correction. The impact of consistency was undeniable in our home. Now, after 5 years of home educating, it’s hard to remember that overwhelming sense of dread I had over the whole thing. My daughter has grown and matured, and so have I! Now, I still get annoyed from time to time, but I have learned to gather myself and be thankful for this grand experiment we call homeschooling.

Grace and Peace,
Snow

Click here to read Hyacinth’s encouraging words from Monday!

Find Bull’s post from yesterday here

Doodle wraps it up tomorrow, May 3rd…

I’m too crabby to homeschool! – Day 2

Brain Trust,

I don’t think I have enough patience to homeschool….my kids drive me crazy, is this a problem?

Love,
Impatient Patty


 

Bull:

Dear Crabby Patty,

I’m going to let you in on a little secret, Patty: Every one’s kids drive them up the wall from time to time. It’s just as God planned it. Our children are reflections of us… the good, the bad, and the ugly. The fact that they drive you crazy is even more of a reason to home-school them! Roll up your sleeves, Patty, and get busy shaping the character of your little angels so that they don’t spend the rest of their lives driving the rest of us crazy. You can do it!

Bull

Click here to read Hyacinth’s encouraging words from yesterday!

Snow weighs in tomorrow, May 2nd…

Doodle wraps it up on Thursday, May 3rd…