Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom
Monday mornings at our breakfast table usually start the same way. The kids munch away on their cereal while I kick off a new week by reading aloud our learning manifesto, which hangs in a frame in the same room.
This may sound like a glamorous moment, but I assure you it isn’t. There’s the typical amount of yawning, chewing, and interrupting, but one part of my declaration always seems to grab their attention. The kids’ voices join in as I speak out:
“We learn because we are inspired, not required!”
Inspired, not required. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But what the heck does it mean? And does it really work–if so, how?