Wednesday, February 5, 2020

On the Art of Learning

I recently saw a quote - ‘I don’t homeschool so my child can successfully do tests, I homeschool so my child can do life successfully.’

How easy it is for us to believe that education can only be acquired by having information shoved into us 6-8 hours a day in an institutional setting. Given modern technology and how information is instantly available to anyone with a cell phone, the long standard systemized method of imparting knowledge is almost obsolete. 

Learning how to learn is as important a life skill as the sum of accumulated knowledge. Learning how to use available resources and instantly find an answer to a question that then is added onto one’s body of knowledge, is the best definition of education. 

I get it, we are all wonderfully and beautifully made by our Creator. Some learn best in a controlled environment, some learn better in a more relaxed format.

What is so grand about having the option of being able to learn in the way one learns best, is that, at the end of the process, one has actually learned.

Isn’t that the point?

Congratulations to Keaton! Huge milestone. 

For Him,