I know deep down I am doing the right thing even though I hear all the naysayers, like many atheists here, speak of my inability to teach. Its just wrong and baseless. I believe they are trying to knock down some of the complete confidence I have in my decision to do so. I know with certainty that it is, and was, the right decision based on the fruit that I am witnessing. I am enjoying watching everyone collaborate on such an intimate level with various subjects and I can see how effective it is.
(Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:7, Proverbs 6:20, Proverbs 29:17)
As just one example, before my child is even double digits in age she is exploring, and successful in, creating and manipulating 3 dimensional CAD drawings and flash animations as a mere hobby in exploring her creative side, the side I encourage the most. My teaching secret is that I just show her how to access the tools for tasks she wishes to accomplish, and she takes over. More importantly is, that I get out of the way to allow it. My other kids seems so advanced with knowledge in their age and catch on so quickly to things.
Just the other day, I came across something that I thought was so wonderful, and so creative, in presenting a subject I just had to share it. I have watched 2 now and I am convinced that if anyone can do this, then they should do it as a lucrative career. I love the method to get the messages across and wished my dry erase board evoked this much talent in my drawings. Maybe it will with my kids. This dry erase board on steroids is such a great, and fun, way to teach a captive audience that I, as a home schooling Dad, would buy the entire K-12 DVD curriculum, if it were available and Biblically based that is, I have high standards after all. Its the reason why the School House Rock episodes stuck with me all these years, more then my history teachers that is. Imagine if your teachers did this method, and how much the information would be absorbed, though not practical on such a small scale and time constraints, just saying. This medium is very powerful in getting points across.
This is a multi-million dollar idea out there for the taking. Do curriculum in this form geared to Biblical Homeschooling parents, such as myself, and I will be the first in line and the back orders would be hard to fill.
So take a look at this message, see if you agree, and take notice to the method used in presenting the subject. The irony is that this video is exploring and examining a better system for schooling, I would say look no further. Its simply captivating to me. I am a huge fan now of their work. I am unclear as to their position about God yet, and that will determine any future support. I will be very disappointed if they are exclusively secular. That being said, this particular video rang so true with me since its about school systems and teaching, something I am intimately involved in.
Catch up, or get left behind.
UPDATE: OK listened to more. One that I found very humorous was David Harvey's "Crisis of Capitalism" from a Marxist perspective? Really? Anyway, that hogwash was entertaining but I was merely pointing out the technique being used as a sound idea, not the ideas being highlighted by the UK group. I did find a counter for the video if anyone is interested in how I would address this particular video. It's called Crisis of Capitalism, The Critique and was presented very well.