this article and I must pass it along to everyone who reads this blog.
The article is entitled "Why Kids Hate School - Subject by Subject" by Valerie Strauss from The Washington Post .
For a quick summary:
So here’s my advice: Learn what matters to you.
If you want to graduate from high school,
go ahead and memorize a lot of nonsense
but don’t expect it to matter a bit when high school is over.
Would love to hear your thoughts on the matter...
and I will be back with comments of my own when I have a moment.
I have a high school aged child myself. We spend lots of time reviewing materials and reading texts. It is from reading some of these texts that I have formed my opinions on this matter.
Having a masters degree myself, I, certainly, wish my own children to create lives for themselves that they consider "successful", however they define that.
As for how this effects our homeschooling, I find that I am far more focused on guiding my children towards learning skills on how to learn, how to evaluate information, how to research and locate reputable sources, how to note take, how to listen for facts, outlining, etc.
In other words, how to be a successful college student.
I'm not saying that The Doctor is ready for uni, but that she is getting an appreciation for what it will take to be a successful college student.