Saturday, 16 May 2020


Home-schooling


I agree with so much of what she writes. It takes very little to knock one’s confidence at the best of times – and, for so many reasons, this is not the best of times.  
The schools are currently closed and parents who are attempting to home-school their offspring frequently find it hard to motivate themselves and/or their child/children. 

This is particularly difficult when a fellow parent casually displays through social media what stunning artwork, three course meals, narrative poetry, cardboard models, musical instruments, board games their 7 or 8-year old child has produced ‘all on his/her own’.

I’m sure, left to their own devices, such children would manage to teach themselves the finer points of computer programming, calculus, Sanskrit, iambic meters, as well as how to strip down a rifle, service a tractor, while at the same time discovering a previously unknown star/planet/galaxy . . .

Who needs school?


10 comments:

  1. Hi Janice - yes there are so many 'super people' out there doing all kinds of things - it is disconcerting to say the least. Finding those who are down-to-earth ... and staying true to one's roots ... remembering our own easy-going lifestyles; keeping up with friends and family who relate to us ... however it is unnecessary trying to match up - a time to help others and understand in this time of uncertainty. I quite understand - just glad it doesn't affect me - I'm completely ignoring offers of zoom etc ... ah well - I'm getting on with things. Take care and enjoy those walks - Hilary

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you,Hilary. Keeping up with the Joneses is a waste of time and effort. I hope you're happy - clearly, you're busy and learning all the time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. "All on his/her own"? Yeah, right. Maybe more believable if the shown off items weren't so stunningly perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are all having different experiences with our individual lockdowns. It makes comparison impossible and even harmful. And most folks tend to "curate" their offerings on social media. Edit out the messy parts; share only what we want the world to see . . . I wish everybody's mom could tell their children (small or grown up), it's YOU, it's OKAY, you are loved :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree - we are all inclined to curate our on-line offerings!

      Delete
  5. My grandson (9) has had school via video conference, the whole class and the teacher !Each day for a couple of hours and then homework. I have a picture of him sitting at his computer and the classmates on the screen !! Modern times ! Now he is back to school but they have devided the class into two parts, one in the morning and one part in the afternoon for 3 h ! To respect the distance rule. I think that's not a bad solution..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have no idea what our schools are doing. I think everyone is afraid of taking the first step.

      Delete
  6. Our schools would open in June now. NZ has opened schools from this week. The kids were not doing what they were supposed to do online. Being home is a relaxing affair so it must be hard to pay attention.

    ReplyDelete
  7. New Zealand has shown the way to go. It's a pity UK hasn't followed!

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate that some people like to give awards but for me your comments are reward enough.

Thank you for visiting. I love to read your comments and really appreciate you taking the time to respond to posts.

I will always try to repay your visit whenever possible.