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  • Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

    Posted by Jacy Cohen on October 15, 2022 at 9:16 am

    I started a few days early and boy are we in for a trip. I’m already audibly scoffing and sassing at the state of public education 😂 Can’t wait to get into this with you ladies!

    Jacy Cohen replied 2 months, 1 week ago 5 Members · 25 Replies
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  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    October 17, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Starting mine in 3-2-1…! Love that Sunday afternoon nap time reading! 🙌🏻

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    October 17, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Let’s start with chapters 1-4 this week. You all give me feedback and let me know if that’s too many/too few chapters at the end of the week and we’ll adjust next week 😊

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Chapter correction! Let’s read chapters 1-2 this week 😊

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    October 20, 2022 at 1:30 am

    After reading the first two chapters can I just say how happy I am that I am homeschooling. Not only because of the dismal state of public schools but because if I want education reform for my children…I grab a different book. 😆so thankful I don’t have to be warring against the beast that is the public school system.

  • Jenna Hutches

    Member
    October 20, 2022 at 1:55 am

    I love this book! I recently read it for our school board reading list. Now I am picking it back up! With that being said, I am on a Classical Christian School Board for a school we are starting (doors opening fall 2023) in our hometown. This is one of the books we all read. It just pushed us even more to bring God back into the schooling of our kids. My husband and I are still on the fence of sending our kids to this school or homeschooling which sounds crazy since we are playing a big part of starting this school but I truly believe no one can educate my kids better than us because I know them so much better than any teacher could. Plus my husband and I put a big emphasis on bringing things back to the home so we definitely keep homeschooling on the table even with this Christian School option. Guess we have 3 years to figure that out haha!

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    October 22, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Jenna that’s awesome you guys are playing such a big part in opening a school in your town. Praise God for that! Yes, Jared and I prefer homeschooling for those same reasons. It really is a blessing to get to do life together everyday in our home. I do see the benefits of spreading the workload out to private school, but I would always want to primarily homeschool I think.

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    October 24, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Chapters 3&4 this week! 😊

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    October 31, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Chapters 5&6 this week! What are you ladies finding most fascinating so far? I loved his points on why public schools should not have prayer and Bible in them.

  • Jaime Lingle

    Member
    November 2, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I’m with Jacy on the prayer in public school. At first, I want to jump up and say, “Yeah! Let’s get prayer back in public school!!” But then I remember there is not the same God for all the people in attendance at that school…so which God are we praying to? And does that mean we need a different prayer for all the different religions that people have?

    As a former public school teacher, I do not care for public education. However, I don’t have the solution to this problem. I’m also behind in my reading, but I’m looking forward to catching up a bit today and seeing what Uncle Douglas has to say.

    I love that Jenna (whoever you are!! 🙂 ) is on a school board to open a Christian school, even though she may not send her children. This reminds me of the importance of being involved in our communities, even when our children may not be directly impacted. It has only been in recent years that I understand why people are on organizations, such as a local public school board, when their children no longer attend. It’s because what happens in that school matters to the community. I’m grateful that people are involved with these types of organizations even if their children are not directly impacted.

  • Becki McNeely

    Member
    November 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Reading these posts has me so intrigued! As a former public school teacher as well, I can’t wait to dive in. I have had my book for about a week now, but life has been too crazy to start. I’m afraid that if I don’t ask for accountability on here, things will continue to get in the way and I just won’t jump in at all. So here is my accountability post. Hold me accountable. Please badger me lol. Make sure I read this one in a timely manner from here out friends! 😅

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    November 2, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Becki, the audio for the book is on the Canon+ App as well 🙂

  • Jaime Lingle

    Member
    November 9, 2022 at 1:30 am

    “[C. S.] Lewis had a gift for presenting truth in a compelling way. One of the reasons he is a master teacher is his love for his subject and his ability to communicate this love to his readers. Even if the student does not have a natural predisposition for the subject taught, the teacher’s love for it will still be transferred to him.” This comes from chapter 5, and boy is this true! A boring, disinterested teacher can completely ruin the content of a student’s favorite class, whereas a teacher who loves his material can make his students also love, or at least appreciate, the content.

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