Saturday, 5 June 2010
Of course, a child doesn't have to be male to have the urge to turn a breadmaker into a robot; girls can equally prove a challenge when it comes to focusing on the child and finding the best learning fit. Therefore, some of the observations and suggestions I make will be relevant to any gender.
Also, the very act of homeschooling in the first place can be daunting, brave, even going against the grain, and so I'm here to encourage you however new you are, however many children you have, boys or girls.
However, it must be said that most people know, if only intuitively, that school situations are more suited to girls in general, and to teach boys appropriately, one must find new strategies, new ways of thinking, new approaches which will get these wiggley, fidgety, lego-loving creatures into a positive learning mode. I don't have all the answers, but I've asked an awful lot of questions over the years, read a lot of books, talked to a lot of people, and will do my best to pass on that little bit of information I've gleaned, if only so you don't have to re-invent the wheel.
Hmmm ... re-inventing the wheel ... that sounds like a good plan for tomorrow's lesson!