Intro from Barb...
I believe that the greatest excuse from homeschoolers for why they are unable to "loosen up" and lay down text and workbooks (and I'm talking about the over-use of them for "school at home") is this statement that I have heard from literally hundreds of homeschool moms: "I'm the type that has to have structure," often adding: "I just can't have a free-for-all!" Here are two deadly underlying misperceptions the above statements reveal:
1) They are assuming that text/workbooks ARE able to accomplish "true education."
2) They are assuming that "natural learning" has no structure.
While the world's idea of "natural learning" often has "free-for-all," undisciplined connotations, God's idea doesn't. And since He is the one who created nature, whatever inherent nature it has has to reflect its maker. Is God haphazard? Disorderly? Goal-less? Hardly! He has placed amazing structure in everything He created. But the structure He designed for education is far different from the structure the world designed for it! Marilyn Howshall presents the truth of what it is eloquently and simply...
For Structure in the
The following is an excerpt from
a section in Book #1, Chapter 2 of
Wisdom's Way of Learning
What do we see when we walk into a classroom or a typical homeschool? Are
Godly qualities present? For example, some that are demonstrated in God's
creation that should also be in the homeschool are: individual expression,
life-passion, delight, color-diversity, vital-activity, and growth. What about
valuable productivity with a purpose? What is most evident? Structure or a
vital learning process?
The key to the creation of a new structure is that it must be founded on
biblical principles. Jesus must be at the head of the family. Biblical principles and goals will provide an anchor for learning
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