Buoyed up by the success of my own visualisation post I decided to get the children to do something similar for their own education. The holy grail of home ed is autonomous child led learning where the child provides the direction and motivation and all the parent has to do is facilitate.
This doesn’t describe home education in this house. Over the years we’ve gone from timetables, text books and lists to complete unschooling and all shades of chaos in between. Life works best with a modicum of structure which is currently mainly provided by the chore wall, which has been adapted and extended to cover educational basics.
Big has taken to the idea of educational goal planning and after our sally into maths assessment tests the other day is now doing a regular helping of maths. Her goal is to get a C or above in maths gcse (or the relevant qualification in 3 years time) and then never do anything mathematical ever again. Which kind of sounds reasonable to me. We’re doing some stuff on paper, concepts via mathletics and lots of practise. 30 minutes a day with 1 to 1 support feels like it should be enough.
Small on the other hand doesn’t know what he wants to achieve. And he is very depressed over the loss of his dsi. I have told him that I take full responsibility for that and I will replace cialis it. Now all I have to do is work out how.
Like I say, it’s one step forwards…