At a recent social event (Bunko), I was encouraged and excited by the discussion of books that people have been reading. I know, personally speaking, that it is natural and important to share deep truths and epiphanies that one has been blessed with through the course of reading a really great book. I have also noticed on several blogs that some of us are even reading the same books! I've been considering starting a colloquium. (The main difference between this and a book club is that the discussion in a c. is a bit higher level, and that there is usually more commitment within a c.)
The longer I homeschool (I'm on my seventh year! Yikes!!), the more I realize how important my own education has to be. I am convinced that the most effective way to inspire and motivate my children to pursue their own education is by demonstrating what a life-long learner DOES. I'm sure everyone has noticed that our kids do what we DO, not always what we SAY. That is true in all areas of life, even education!
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