Scott & Sarah Kennedy

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


There was a bit of a discussion in one of my recent posts about homeschooling. I was quite interested in the different approaches taken. This led me to think "Is there a lot of conflict over the idea of homeschooling because people have different ideas about the goals it should achieve".

I want you as the reader to lay aside your fundamental issues with homeschooling for the purposes of answering this question. "What is (or should be) the goal of homeschooling?"

I'm not looking for a particular answer. I'm just interested to see what your ideas are. I have my own on this matter, and sympathise with some of what has been said recently on this blog with respect to the problems of homeschooling.

I'd rather there not be a huge comments argument on this. (We can save that for a post in the future.) What I would prefer, is for you to help me develop my thinking on this subject by offering some ideas as to what homeschooling should achieve.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Encouraging Stuff

Last week after preaching at church a 10 year old girl came up to Sarah and I to show us the notes she had taken from the sermon. The notes came complete with a picture accurately depicting my geeky self resplendent in striped jumper and square specs.

However what really was encouraging were the notes. This little girl had accurately summarised my sermon. She had listened and understood the basic message. I was very impressed. It just goes to show that children are often a lot smarter than we give them credit for.

Edit 17/7/7
Striped, not stripped!!

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