Sunday, December 11, 2011

Concept 4 Of 6 - The Basic Philosophy Of Alex's Home Schooling


Song:  Voyage To Atlantis

Group:  Future World Music



Our forth major tenet:

STRONG CORE COURSES WITH VARIOUS SUPPLEMENTARY EXERCISES



For Alex's educational mainstay as of earlier this year
(he has finished most of what Plato had to give)...
and of his various supplementary programs:









These are just some of the courses we have Alex study.

He also does a lot of supplementary workbooks and reading...
Classic Literature, Subject Oriented and Leisure Reading.


We had found the Plato Learning System to have been one of the best
for core learning on every subject except math.

Although its math program was good...
Alex responded better to Thinkwell's math program.

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Just as the pairing of a strong core course with the various supplemental courses
is important...
the same is true for us...
his parents.

My wife is the strong central academic teacher...
the chief researcher into the best academic learning programs...
the chief guide and instructor of his studies.

I am the supplemental instructor.


My wife is highly intelligent...
academically driven...
an excellent teacher.

I, through basic Philosophical and Psychological concepts...
teach him the practical application of his knowledge to life.


My chief goal in his supplemental instruction is to teach him 
how to see from the perspective of the whole, and, for the long term...
to be able to adapt to new and ever changing variables...
to seek out and challenge life to fully experience it.

Although there is some overlap, at times, in our teaching...
there is no conflict.

That which is best for Alex...
is that which we do.

Together... 
we are a team...
specialized in areas of study...
undivided in purpose...
unified in action.

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Always remember that it is not about...
intent...
effort expended...
emotions.

The litmus test lies in the results.

Research...
Experiment...
Observe.

Always be ready to adapt to achieve a better result.

This is to become Alex's...
Voyage To Atlantis.


Through the combined studies of a strong core curriculum...
 through relevant supplementary courses...
and through a unified parental support system and our steady guidance...
his dream city and civilization...
his Atlantis...
 won't be a myth...
but a foregone conclusion.




3 comments:

  1. I appreciate these overviews of the primary concepts you employ with Alex. It is good to learn from the successes of others.

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  3. Thank you. The articles are designed to help parents help their children.

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