Another aspect of homeschooling is the ability for Mom to learn alongside her children. Perhaps you have large holes in what you learned in history or science when you were in school. Or, as I have found, it’s a whole lot more interesting learning on your own forgoing those boring and dry text books. Whether is concrete facts, such as math or spiritual life lessons, the important thing is that we are always learning.
Homeschooling – What I Learned from Math-U-See and Life of Fred:
“I don’t get it!”
“The guy makes no sense!”
“No matter how much I watch the DVD, I just don’t get it.”
So, breaking from our homeschooling tradition, I allowed my 11 year olds’ protests over our long-time, trust-worthy math program to get to me.
Following some advice, I picked up an inexpensive Math book that was more story-like and “fun” with my son’s approval.
And, guess what I heard the following week? Yep! I was again greeted with another round of:
“I don’t get it!”
“This makes no sense!”
“No matter how much I read it, I just don’t get it.”
Moral of the situation – if you don’t READ thoroughly or LISTEN carefully, you aren’t going to get it. Being deliberate in reading and listening makes all the difference!!
This got me thinking about all the times I “don’t get it” because I don’t slow down and let the truth of God’s word sink in.
I don’t “switch books”, but I allow my attention to get diverted instead of concentrating on the Word and allowing it to lead me.
The Bible has a lot to say about understanding. The book of Job, Psalms and Proverbs have dozens of references to the word each!
“Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you.
They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable.
So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
Curious to know what God is doing (and has done) within our Homeschool? You can listen my recent interview hosted by Caroline Gavin on Purposeful Pathways Radio