If you’ve read my blog, you know of my love for science. It’s the subject that I am most comfortable teaching, that and math.
I don’t think I could completely do delight directed teaching for the 3Rs but I am more flexible with the other subjects. I do like to have some sort of plan but I’m not overly rigid. I think if I left my son to his own devices, he’d spend his day playing video games, building with legos and listening to audio books.
He does enjoy making comic books and creative writing or typing I should say.
What is delight direct teaching?
I believe it is teaching according to what the student desires. It caters the learning experience to the student’s interests. While I try to find topics and books that my child will find interesting, I’m definitely not a delight directed teacher.
I definitely admire those who can homeschool by delight-directed teaching in all of their subjects but that just isn’t going to happen here. I do believe that you can let your children have an input into what topics they learn.
I have a future paleontologist here. We spent the entire 3rd grade going through the prehistoric section in the Usborne History Encyclopedia. We’ve built large dinosaur lands and dig up dinosaur fossils and make our own as well.
I don’t think you have to do each subject this way but when your child finds something they are truly in love with, it makes learning about it even more fun. I’m hoping to get some inspiration from others during the blog hop so hop along and see what the rest of the schoolhouse review crew is doing.
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