Adages Apply!

4 August 2:00 am
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An adage is a saying that has been quoted so often that it has gained a reputation for truth.  Adages tend to be pearls of wisdom and many apply to homeschooling.  For example–

  • Practice make perfect (think Math).
  • Where there is a will there is a way (kids can and do overcome learning disabilities)
  • Time flies when you’re having fun (if you make your classes fun, your kids will enjoy them and time WILL fly)
  • Strike while the iron is hot (if your child becomes interested in a specific subject–figure out how to incorporate it into your homeschooling endeavors.  Do it now–don’t wait.)
  • Necessity is the mother of invention (sometimes we have to be innovative–for example, how are we going to teach something for almost nothing?)
  • The pen is mightier than the sword (This adage can be a springboard to both a writing and a history lesson!)
  • When the student is ready the teacher will appear (Sometimes that teacher is us–sometimes a mentor we find)
  • Experience in the best teacher (This is a good one!  How better to teach–than to DO!)
  • You have only failed if you fail to try (This applies to life–and to math–and to many homeschool subjects!)

Adages do apply!  To life….and to homeschooling.  They can have a common sense message–or be inspirational.

Although not an adage yet–fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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