Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Guest Blogger / Galilee on EDUCATION

Educating at home is what we do over here.  It is how we are led to educate our kids and ourselves.

Traditionally...we have been a co-op family...meaning...we have surrounded ourselves with like-minded friends who are on a home-educating journey and have joined forces in teaching our kids and their kids...alongside them...sharing in responsibilities...sharing talents /bents/ strengths etc....usually one day/week.  It has worked well for us.  Our kids have been exposed to different teaching styles and have had a level of accountability that they would have missed otherwise.

I love home-education.

I love co-ops.

Some kids who have attachment struggles....struggle with their educators.  The ones who make and keep the rules.  The ones who give the assignments.  The ones who mark up their papers in red pen. parents we know our kids best...and we know how what they are capable of...and how much effort they are actually putting into an assignment verses what they say they are putting into an assignment.

It is for this reason...that in our co-oping situations...ultimately...the parents have the authority to add to any assignment...take things away from any assignment...and give the final grade in any given subject area.  

It's hard to hide at home.

Slow & Steady re-post.

It's All About Relationship re-post.

Done w/Discipline re-post.

Guest Blogger / Galilee on Education

Recently, I've come to the conclusion that my heart's not been in the right place.  I call my stubborn heart, Sin.  What I've been so stubborn about is my education and I've wasted so much time ignoring it....knowing that work needed to be done...I chose not to do it.  Thinking stubbornly that I didn't need it and that it should just come to me.  I haven't wanted to put the work into my education because I know that takes effort and I didn't want to give it my all.  I have been lazy and dishonoring about my education.

I've decided to get on my feet and walk away from my self pity.  

I'm getting to ..."doing."

I need to check myself.  To make sure my heart is in a good place.

I am going to take my work seriously.  I am going to learn.

I have taken my education for granted and I am not going to do that anymore.