Education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies-it creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies. A person’s earnings increase by 10 percent with each year of school they complete. Women with higher levels of education have healthier children. And increasing the average level of higher education in a country by just one year can add half a percentage point of growth to GDP. If you’re a secular or nonchristian homeschooler, it’s important to note that the Thomas Jefferson method as outlined by De Mille is heavily Christian. This definitely has some influence on the great books list provided by De Mille. If you’re a secular homeschooler, it is possible to read De Mille’s book and implement his ideas but you may want to develop your own great books list.
I was fortunate enough to have a teacher (that I adored and always tried to emulate) who believed and applied Socrates’ method of teaching and often said children are fresh water springs and the adults need to free the leaves that obstruct the path and help them become the rivers they are meant to be”. I totally agree with that.
Direct instruction is an effective teaching method in special education but far less so in mainstream education. Research shows that early literacy is most effective when presented in an organic way throughout the school day: the children reciting nursery rhymes and poems, singing songs, dictating stories to the teacher, writing words with inventive spelling, listening to stories and acting them out, making meaningful connections between words on the page and real life experiences.
I think you also deserve a Gold Star for being an exceptional parent. The key to raising a child into an effective adult is building the person’s self esteem. Congratulations on the Purple Star. Fantastic job of spotlighting a topic that we all needed to know more about. I applaud you for such a great read.
A high self esteem is the most important thing children with dyslexia need to develop. So I help my son with his homework. We call it Our Homework! if your happy then this need not apply, if you want to make more money then it can always be improved upon. People don’t get a very simple concept, so simple no one even thinks about it.
Elements are arranged in modern periodic tables according to their atomic number, so they are always presented in the same order. The amount of data in each element box varies, however. Generally, as a student advances through the grades or school years, more data is included in the version of the table that they use. This means that different types of questions can be asked in games.