Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday - Education

OK, so most of my readers either a) have already finished a degree and have already been there/done that b) are busy taking care of munchkins and don't have the time/resources to go to college. I am a & b.

So should I just skip Education Tuesdays? Well, of course not.

A quote from the Provident Living site says " When we have knowledge and wisdom, we are better able to discern truth from error and make good choices. Education and literacy are also keys to personal growth, preparation for suitable employment, building strong families, service to [others], and making a meaningful contribution to the society in which we live."

In Proverbs 4:7 it says "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding."

So look to those things that are around you - your children, your family, and educate yourself about families. Or educate yourself about things that are interesting to you - gardening, the Civil War, car maintenance, whatever. Or learn about things that could translate into a career - computer programming, accounting, writing. And there are so many ways to do it. Find books at the library, find a workshop, take a community education course, meet with other people with similar interests, or maybe take a class at a community college or university.

I've already talked about my current goal for this area which is to follow the 9th grade curriculum outlined in the "Well-Trained Mind." In addition to this, I am taking an on-line course on Montessori education for preschoolers, and I attend our monthly Women Living Wisely meetings to learn more about Provident Living. We also have a book club through our church, but the meeting time conflicts with my teaching preschool, but it is something that I think would be interesting to get involved in someday.

1 comment:

AFarCryFromNormal said...

I have often thought about an online book club of sorts. Pick a book for the month and then discuss it online or give a review and let others comment. Would that be too "not simple"? LOL