....the essential ingredients for a good education are: a loving a teacher, a parental involvement, hands-one learning, and good classroom management.I certainly couldn't disagree! These are spot on- even in regards to homeschooling and the Classical approach. I went on to read and laugh at this:
Everyone knows how important a loving teacher is to education because everyone has had one who has touched his/her life. There is no substitute for a teacher who has the students' best interest at heart. It's no wonder why home schooled children are so successful with their own mother as their teacher. Hand's down, a loving teacher is the most important ingredient to a good education.How funny is that especially when the very thought of homeschooling my kids made me shudder! I had no plans whatsoever to home school until years after I wrote this.
I go on to talk about parental involvement, classroom management and hands-on-learning. All of it, I still agree with. I conclude with saying: teaching is no doubt- a work of heart.
How true it still is- a parent or teacher who cares, is the best teacher. Amen to that!