At The Pelsers: Getting to Know Your Homeschool Student

7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential by Zan Tyler

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Zan Tyler’s 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential as part of a book club at The Pelsers.

It’s an awesome book by one of the pioneers of the homeschool movement in America. It’s not specifically about homeschooling, but more about being a good and Godly parent who brings out the best in your children. I recommend it.

Anyway, I am guest posting at The Pelsers today, talking about chapter 4 in the book – Discovering Purpose. The chapter is about getting to know your children: their personality style, their learning style, and their spiritual gifts. I share a story from my own homeschooling experience, as well as resources for digging into each of those three areas.

Here’s a little taste of my post.

I homeschool for so many reasons, not the least of which is that I can do a better job one on one (or one on two) than a classroom teacher with 25-30 (or more!) kids.

There is no room for debate here; there’s no doubt that a personalized education far exceeds a factory model.

Except.

What if we’re treating our homeschooled children as if they were seats in an assembly line education?

You’ll have to hop over to The Pelsers to read the rest.

© 2012, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>