Great reminder! This is something that I routinely struggle with even though our dd isn't high school age yet (though she is doing high school work.) I know how she learns, but because it isn't "traditional" I fall back into trying to fit her round peg into the traditional square hole. You've given me a lot of great reminders this year, so hopefully I can stop doing that!
This can really transform relationships!
My husband and I have had our own tranformations once we realized that we were wired for different learning styles. One time, we witnessed a mother and her grown daughter arguing in the kitchen.
Mom: I learned a great way to cut an onion. This is what you do!
(Mom chops onion)
Daughter: Oh, that's neat!
Mom: Now you do it.
Daughter: I'm tied up here with these potatos, but I saw how you did it. Could you chop it instead?
Mom: No! No! If you do it, you'll learn it!
Daughter: Mom, I'm busy! I saw the whole thing! I know how to do it!
Mom: Come over here and prove it! You can't possibly have learned just by looking at it!
Me (visually oriented learner): Um, begging your pardon, but I was watching too. May I cut the onion? I liked that technique.
(chop, chop, chop)
Mom: Oh! So you can learn by just watching!
Daughter: TOLD YOU!
My husband (kinesthetically oriented learner): You know what's going on here, y'all. You learn by doing. She learns by watching. My wife and I are the same way.
A few days later, they thanked us. They had gone all their lives without knowing about differences in learning style.
Could this be a by-product of the schools in which we were taught primarily via listening, secondarily via watching, and rarely hands-on?
Kelly was taking one of my free classes and explained her commitment to quality continuing education. She wrote, "I set time aside a minimum of 3 hours a week for
Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar?
freaked out - terrified - hyperventilating - procrastinating - confused - stressed
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the beginning. The dictionary defines accredited as, "officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as