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"Wanna know an easier way?

July 13th, 2007 at 01:46 pm

First I am admitting my lousy slang, I did just say "wanna" instead of the proper, "would you like me to teach you" but one said I am perfect.

Second, this is it, I am letting you all in on the big secret of how I 'make' my kids learn.....I don't. Really I don't. I just offered to show GMC a faster way to multiply double digit numbers...instead of adding 40 up 7 times....his reply "nope".

So here I am online, not teaching him. Might sound terrible, but what good would a battle be? Why bother fighting when he will come back eventually wanting a faster way. It worked when I waited for him to want to read, I have every reason to believe it will work now.

Actually immediately after refusing the lesson, he pulled out a reptile/amphibian word search. We read the top about what they are, and came to a mention of caecilians ..I said "I don't know what that is", he told me..."its like a lizard worm" which based on wiki

Text is it is and Link is
it is... Now if only I could figure out how to pronounce it.

So you see it might seem like I am not teaching, but apparently they are learning......just not on my timetable, nor on the states, nor on anyone else's time table. They learn what they want when they want, I just provide lots of opportunity for interesting information and experiences.

PS total cost of worksheet, book from my childhood, and Google search from the internet we already splurge on.

2 Responses to “"Wanna know an easier way?”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Wanna Learn versus Hafta Learn. Big difference. For too many people the Hafta Learn stuff is very quickly forgotten. The Wanna Learn stuff sticks and becomes part of who you are.

  2. princessperky Says:

    Thats why I always hope to have them want to learn before I force them Smile

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