Based on a number of requests, today we begin a new series based on a presentation I’ve given at two different homeschool conferences. The original title was “In the Way HE Should Go”. I hope the information will help you as you prepare to begin a new school year!
If the doorways of understanding aren’t opening…
maybe we’re using the wrong keys!
In Proverbs 22:6 the Bible tells us to train up a child “in the way he should go”, but it makes a tremendous difference which word we emphasize in that sentence.
Are we to train up our child in the way he SHOULD go?
Or are we to train up our child in the way HE should go?
In other words, are we to rigorously apply to children a standardized list of rules and objectives by some rigid methodology that happens to be currently popular, or are we to study the way each child has been uniquely designed in order to equip him for the purposes God created him to walk in?
I’m sure my personal prejudices are showing, but there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. We don’t hand out shoes or pants that way, and the results would be ridiculously unsatisfactory if we tried.
If this gives you food for thought, chew on these ideas for a while…then come back as we look at
- 3 learning styles
- 4 temperaments
- 5 sensory portals
- 6 levels of learning
- and 7 “geniuses”
that affect how we learn best.