How To Teach Children Well – ETB #47

People often ask me how did I teach my children. I love when I get the opportunity to share how we homeschooled our kids. But what I love even more is helping parents teach their children! Let’s talk about how to teach children well!

How To Teach Children Well - ETB #47

Parents have been led to believe that one needs a degree or some special training to be a good teacher. I wrestled with feeling like I didn’t have what it takes to be a teacher for many years. I had neither an education degree nor special training. What I did have was a desire to provide an excellent education for my children. But that didn’t mean there weren’t times I felt inadequate for the job. Honestly, I’ve never met a parent who didn’t question themselves from time to time. The truth is education isn’t a mystery.

In today’s episode, I’ll unpack three key strategies that will help you teach your children.

How To Teach Children

  • Know your child.
  • Encourage them to try.
  • Manage your expectations.

We must keep in mind that children have a natural desire to learn. The key is for us to nurture their curiosity and not drive it out of them.

How to Nurture Curiosity

  • Create a positive attitude about school.
  • Look for signs of readiness.
  • Work toward mastery, not a completed worksheet.

How We Can Help Our Kids

  • Show them we believe in them.
  • Allow them to pursue their interests. (This doesn’t mean they don’t have to do subjects they don’t like.)
  • Let them observe success being modeled.
  • Be available when help is needed.
  • Match readiness with a subject
  • Let them experience what they are learning in the real-life.
  • Provide plenty of activities for them to explore.

We run into trouble when we forget learning new concepts take a lot of brainpower. You need to know how to help a child who struggles with staying focused and isn’t ready to move forward.

You don’t have to have a degree in education or special training to teach children well!

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