“Is he well educated?”
“Yes, I think so, as far as he’s gone,” I answered. “Of course he will go on being educated every day of his life, same as father. He says it is all rot about ‘finishing’ your education. You never do. You learn more important things each day…” – Gene – Stratton Porter –
We never really do stop learning do we? Every day the sun rises and sets and within those waking hours, we are busy living and most often learning as well.
from Laura Grace Weldon
Education that treats the brain apart from the body will ultimately fail. Our senses cannot be denied. They inform the mind and encode memory. We must see, hear, smell, touch and, yes, taste to form the kinds of complex associations that make up true understanding. We humans are direct hands-on learners.
They shared: We learned more about this perennial nuisance on our farm, and how there are practical and useful purposes to this plant. We walked around and looked at examples of the plant and noticed lots of changes happening this autumn.
Z-Dad and family shares: When our 10 year old daughter wanted to become a street artist, our homeschooling family came up with a public-friendly solution – painting leaves, sticks, and rocks with crazy faces and hiding them around town.
Z-Dad gave permission to share the video as well. Here i
ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother talks about why her son decided to drop his fifth lab science in his senior year of homeschool high school.
They summarize that, Video resources sometimes backfire, such as when my daughter decided not to memorize a poem once she saw how it ended.
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