To answer the very first question…that began this thread. H_ll to the No. When do we have time to be innocent…we have our whole life to be boring adults. We should protect our innocent ones as long as possible…say at least until…Junior High! Then I would say H_ll yes…they need a good foundation in sex education to help give them proper info and help to safeguard their future. Because from that point on they will have working knowledge…and can make some proper decisions based on that information. And hopefully, the parents will have aided in their own strong beliefs and backings for their family to the child. While teachers do contribute to the invigorating knowledgeable atmosphere in the classrooms, the students are the ones that really make it happen. In all of the classes I have been in or visited, every student is always focused intently on the teacher, absorbing all of the knowledge being taught with a passion that is truly astounding. I constantly am challenging myself to find a student that does not give the teacher his or her undivided attention but to this day; I have yet to find even one student with his or her head down, texting, or even staring off into space. Also, I am amazed at how dedicated the students are, as they come to school so that they can learn every day. I have heard of many instances in which the parents attempt to convince their son or daughter to stay home from school so that the student can sleep in, but the student will insist on going because they have a test that day, or even just because their determination to learn is too strong to be held back.
This show was created by the Baby Einstein gang to target toddlers and preschoolers. Each episode introduces children to a short piece of recognizable classical music and a famous work of art. Instead of focusing on letters, words, and numbers, like most other children’s shows, The Little Einsteins emphasizes art and music.
Today’s online education offers far more student-centered, interactive learning environment than the traditional correspondence model once did; in fact, the instructor and the learner can share a virtual class, interacting instantly during the live chat. Typically, today’s instructional platform will include a built-in instant message pod, in which students can type their questions for the teacher to see and respond, instantly. As a result of such virtual interaction, the teacher can offer individualized learning process tailored to the specific needs of individual students. To maximize such personalized learning, many online schools now use adaptive technology—a self-paced software program designed to assist various remedial needs of each student.
Game Goo’s reading games are hosted by Houghton Mifflin Company, a major publisher of literacy textbooks for children. The games increase in difficulty as you go up the grid, but all the games are designed for reading readiness and beginning readers.
Many hubbers have written excellent articles on home schooling, and while it’s important to remember that home schooling is neither easy nor convenient (and IMO, not a good idea for most people), it’s your right to educate your kids at home if you wish, and for some people it works out great.
No, I don’t recognise you but it is funny that we have this commonality. I just became aware of the Thomas Jefferson concept recently but I had actually been doing it to some extent with my 6 year old. We have been reading classics and doing discussions. And I have just started having her do simple projects based on each chapter. So, reading De Mille’s book was kind of a surprise because he was suggesting what I had already been doing.