I tell my kids on a regular basis that people are more important than things. I tell them this, because I believe it is true. Like most true...
Three Dave's No Waiting
Monday, January 2, 2012
Here are some Home School Resolutions I am going to try this year.
Many of these are not new.
1. To every day demonstrate to my children that teaching them is a privilege and something that I cherish.
I am not the first person I want teaching my kids. I am the second. And until God works it out that I can get a job that can provide for our family, I will be the one teaching at home. Sometimes, I think I give the kids the impression that teaching them is a burden. Every day I want to convey how happy Amy and I are as a family for the privilege of educating our children.
2) To be prepared to teach.
I am not much of a planner and flying by the seat of my pants doesn't work. So each day and each week, I need to be planning for the next days and the next weeks.
3) To model the behavior I am teaching.
During the course of the week, I often "teach" by example, the exact opposite that I am trying to teach by words. Much of the reason why I get frustrated with my children is not because they are not learning, but that they are learning some of my behaviors a little too well.
4) To focus on the basics.
Writing, Reading, Spelling, Times Tables.
Some of the kids have come pretty far, but there is still a long way to go. These things need to be drilled and drilled and drilled and often I get tired of fighting them and move onto other things that I can manage more easily. This year I want to focus on these main things.
5) To shower my kids with love and praise.
This may just be a rewording of resolution 1, but I think it bears repeating.
What about you?
What goals and plans do you have for 2012?
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