Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom
A note from Jamie: I’ve been thinking about this post and its message recently. It originally published on March 21, 2011. Hope you enjoy it!
We live in a distracted world. So do our kids. Information rapidfires at us from multiple directions, faster than we can process it. In fact, it’s impossible to process it all anyway.
When it comes to education, we’re encouraged to focus our efforts on the skills our kids need to learn: how to read, how to write, the five paragraph essay.
Check, check, check.
“Oh no, Stacey can’t read yet?”
“Uh oh, no multiplication tables memorized?”
The foundation of our school system, back when it originated, centered around having children learn these specific skills.
But the world has changed. If we want to send our kids off with the best chance for a full and fruitful life, we must change too.
The transformation we need to make starts in our heads, with the more than 10,000 thoughts trickling through it each day.
Teaching our children to think is the key. Here’s how.