Because children tend to internalize everything, they don’t think, “I think I need a textbook with a more pedagogically friendly approach”; they think, “I stink at math.”
The concept of “homework” might seem a little redundant if you are a home educator. After all, if you are doing school at home, then by definition all school work is “homework.”
One of the trickiest parts of being an educator is finding reading materials that are suitable for students. You would think this would not be difficult; in a perfect world, it should be as simple as, “My class is made up of 12-13 year olds; therefore, I will assign readings that specifically say they are for 12-13 year olds.” If only it were so simple!
What role does kindergarten fill in a homeschool setting, and how should we approach education at home with our 4- to 6-year olds? To begin, let’s learn a little bit about where kindergarten came from and it’s original purpose.
In the world of Fahrenheit 451, the conflict and contradiction that necessarily comes when people freely debate ideas had generated so much social anxiety that people repudiated academic knowledge altogether, preferring instead the instant gratification of entertainment. In the beginning, there was no need to ban books; people simply turned their back on them.