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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Escaping the Chains of Institutionalism

This entertaining paradigm-shifting video clip helps shed light on at least one significant reason why we homeschool our children.



(H/T Chris)

7 comments:

Amy said...

I have enjoyed catching up on your blog today. Just wanted to say that I particularly enjoyed this video clip.

Melanie said...

This comment is OT, but I want to thank you for your posts on Children Desiring God curriculum. I began exploring their Sunday School materials after reading your thoughts on Christian education, and now our church now uses this excellent curriculum. I appreciate so much that you took the time to share your insights. Your blog is a blessing to many!

Mrs. Edwards said...

Amy-Glad you stopped by!

Melanie-Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an encouraging comment! Are you teaching? Which level?

~Amy

Melanie said...

I'm teaching 7th and 8th graders using "Teach Me Your Way". The most amazing thing I have found is that our SS teachers are making sure they are home from trips by Sunday because they don't want to miss teaching the lessons!

Mrs. Edwards said...

Melanie,
That is exciting. I think teaching CDG has a lot to do with our teachers commitment as well. I've noticed that nearly 100% of teachers come back to teach the next year.

Troy said...

Mrs. Edwards,

I just discovered your blog yesterday. It is packed with such wonderful information. My husband, Troy and I have three children Rebecca ,age 8, Jack, age 6, and Ellie, age 3. The older two have been attending the Classical School of Wichita, but next year we will be starting the adventure of homeschooling. I am a little overwhelmed by the curriculum choices, but Tapestry of Grace really intrigues me. Will you be continuing your co-op next year? Did you enjoy Classical Conversations? Thanks for documenting your homeschool experience for others to see. It is a blessing and encouragement for those of us beginning our adventure.

Carrie

Mrs. Edwards said...

Carrie,
Great to hear from you! I do plan to post eventually about how Classical Conversations fit in with our Tapestry of Grace studies. In short, it had too much overlap and we concluded that it just wasn't worth it. CC is the right fit for some, but it wasn't for us. Eventually I hope to post about this, from the point of view of a committed TOG user.

We are continuing our co-op next year. We're west siders and pretty laid-back. Email me for more details! We will be studying TOG Year 3.

togwichitacoop at gmail dot com

Blessings to you!
Amy

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