Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Home Schooling - Success - The Culmination Of Unrelenting Effort

Alex had struggled for a few days to master 
a particularly difficult concept in Algebra II...
The Gauss - Jordan method of Row Reducing A Matrix - 
System Of Linear Equations.  

He and his mother had put forth unrelenting effort each day...
striving for a larger piece of understanding....and achieving success.




















He had completed the Mastery Test...
consisting of multiple problems like the ones he had to struggle with initially. 

He had felt great pride and a sense of achievement....
only because he had earned it.  

We are careful not to give false praise...
in the misguided effort to "give him self esteem". 

 It can only be earned.  

He had the smile and disposition of deep satisfaction 
when he gained the conceptual understanding.





Having mastered the concept....
he was ready to move on to broader horizons.  

He gets great joy from doing well on his tests....
he loves learning.

That is where we...
as his parents...
have had our greatest success.

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