Engaged Learning in Schools?

So, how much time do you think the average school kid spends actively engaged in learning?

Read this interesting blog entry to find out one person’s perspective.

It doesn’t take much for a homeschooling kid to match the number of minutes a day spent on school work.

So take heart fellow homeschoolers – especially new homeschoolers – you do not have to spend all day at the table. You only need to spend as much as it takes to get kids excited about learning, and you only need to spend as long as a child’s eyes are bright and ready. If you never spend any time at the table, and spend all your time learning on the floor, outside, in the kitchen or wherever else, that’s ok too! As long as your kids are enthusiastic, engaged, interested, curious, questioning, and excited about their lives – you got it going on.

If your child isn’t these things, then that’s the first goal, not seat time. What’s the point of spending seat time on learning if we don’t enjoy life? The seat time, that’s a life supplement, to make an already awesome life better.

We’re not in school anymore. Seat time is for a classroom of 30 kids. In a class of one, it’s a whole different process. Expecting it to be the same is like having a formal board meeting with a company that has one employee.

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One Response to “Engaged Learning in Schools?”

  1. momlovesbeingathome Says:

    Great post! You are so right. I have homeschooled for 7 years now and, unfortunately, I still find myself worried about book time, class time, and making sure all the book work gets done. I am definitely a product of the public school system. I try hard to break this pull to do it that way but it’s hard! Thanks for reminding me. 🙂


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