Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:06 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:28 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by ethans_momma06 at 7:40 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
We homeschool so I do it all - I check out and pick the different topics that make up our curriculum, do lesson planning (for three different levels), teach, grade, evaluate, reteach when necessary and encourage them to discover what they are passionate about learning about while enforcing the not-so-fun subjects (like math). I spend time searching for resources to make learning more enjoyable and to stretch their horizons. I have taught in both the public and private school setting and for me this is the most challenging - and most rewarding - teaching I have ever done.
Answer by scout_mom at 8:59 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Peajewel at 1:36 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by RocketMom14kids at 11:28 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by JesF419 at 2:48 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Rocket mom I absolutely disagree. There is a time and a place for BOTH and to say that ONLY THIS WAY will work ... already puts you in my book in the ineffective and lost section. My brother could absolutely NOT learn through phonetics, he didn't hear the diff. There are MANY MANY words that are NOT phonetic (irregular) but ARE important for our chidren to read from early on (Dolch/Fry list anyone). I am a VERY firm believer in 1. BALANCE and 2. let the CHILD lead the way. If they are not a phonetic person, they have diff. hearing the diff. then you use a different tactic. If you are a reading "expert" I would be afraid for you to have a child like my brother or others students with various learning issues that I have worked with.
Answer by MamiJaAyla at 8:19 PM on Nov. 30, 2010