What Your Child Needs to Know When: According to the State and According to the Bible! A homeschool best-seller! The goals outlined in this book will help you prepare, teach, and evaluate your children from a Biblical world view. It will also advise you in helping them become self-motivated, lifelong learners. This sought after book contains four sections to help homeschoolers asnwer the infamous question: Am I doing enough? You can evaluate up to five children with this book!
Section I--explains how we have been conditioned to believe the state is competent to access our children's intelligence! You'll learn how different a Christian world view is and how to RENEW your mind to get rid of this "public education mentality." Includes a look at the Greek history of state education compared to history of Biblical education. The Hebrews focused on the home. Worship, family and academics were taught in the home, not separated subjects in individual locations. The home was more important then the synagogue. The center of all life-religious, education, and training--was the home.
Section II--explains what achievement tests are, test terms, test scores, testing limitations, avoiding testing anxiety, possible benefits from testing, states that require testing, alternative methods of evaluation, and much more.
Section III--explains a new teaching approach (based on a combination of several effective approaches) called The Heart of Wisdom. The Heart of Wisdom teaching approach is centered around reading the Bible through in one year and the creation of a Bible portfolio. The Bible is the main focus and the core of the curriculum, with the secondary focus dedicated developing writing skills using the "writing to learn" method. The H.O.W. approach leads progressively to a renewed mind and to a self-chosen commitment to a life of intellectual and moral integrity. You can use this approach as explained, or adapt it to the methods and curriculum you are using. Section IV--includes all the checklists (see sample pages). There is a checklist to read through the Bible in a year and a Character traits list. The rest of the check lists are divided according to grade level: Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Science. You can evaluate and make notes for up to five children with these lists. Also includes two extensive glossaries and valuable reproducible forms.
Studies show "Evaluation Check Lists" are far superior to Achievement Tests! The valuable "Evaluation Check Lists, based on National Achievement Tests, made the original What Your Child Needs to Know When a bestseller for the past four years. This new expanded edition includes over 200 new pages, including not only the test requirements, but also Bible reading check lists, character check lists, answers to frequently asked questions, the Greek roots of state education, education in Bible times, world views, better evaluation methods, and anintroduction to The Heart of Wisdom teaching philosophy (reading through the Bible once a year and creating a Bible portfolio while incorporating all academic subjects)!
Parents need to realize what their children really need to know-true wisdom from God's Word. Our children need to obtain academic knowledge, but, more importantly, they need to acquire the wisdom to know how to use the knowledge! Academic standards should not be separated from spiritual standards! We need to teach the whole child according to the child's individual God-given gifts. Truewisdom progresses beyond intellectual pursuit; it is practical. This Book Answers these Questions: o What are the State Requirements for Each Grade? o What are God's Requirements? o How Were Children Taught in Bible Times? o How Do I Prepare My Goals for the Year? o How Do I Overcome My Testing Fears? o How Do I Overcome My Child's Testing Fears? o Are the Achievement Test Scores Accurate? o Can the Bible be the Core of all Teaching? o Has Greek Philosophy Influenced Public Education? o What is the Heart of Wisdom Approach?
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Robin Scarlata Sampson is a home schooling mother of eight children and author of several acclaimed books including What Your Child Needs to Know When, A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays, Far Above Rubies Lesson Plans. She is currently working on Heart of Wisdom: A Biblicaly Focused Teaching Approach, and Heart of Wisdom Unit Study Curriculum. She has authored articles on education for Homeschool Today, Teaching Home and she is a contributor for the Home School Digest. She has been the keynote speaker and provided popular presentations at conferences, workshops and meetings since 1989.
Robin actively lives her subject as she continues to home educate her four youngest children in Northern Virginia.Review:
I feel I must share this and pass on what has been a blessing to me. After much contemplation and reasoning (excuses) children are older (5th & 7th), already have resources of this nature, do I really need another book like this, etc., I listened to my heart (and confessed again all the money I had wasted on curriculum out of fear) and bought the book by Robin Scarlata - What Your Child Needs to Know When.
The main reason it appealed to me was because of all the descriptions telling how it had been revised and expanded and included not so much what the state expects, but first and foremost what and how the Lord wants our families focused on and the biblical model of learning and the education of our children. This book is great!!! The bibliography is excellent-- I had already read some of the books and found more I would like to read, but Mrs. Scarlata has pulled all these resources together for a convicting, mind-renewing read that leaves one not only informed, but challenged and focused on the Lord for His perfect direction for our children-- their hearts and mind and education. If you've not yet been exposed to this kind of thinking, then this is an excellent resource to read. If you have already been exposed to this kind of thinking and the renewing and growing is ongoing, then this is an excellent book to read. I am blessed that
I live in a state where achievement testing is not mandatory, but I still will have use and value for the evaluation lists. But even if you never use any of this information, the first half of the book which is what I have thus described is worth every cent. If you keep a list of items you either want to purchase or look at book fairs, etc., this is one to put on that list! If someone needs more information, I'll be glad to give it. -- Diane Alive4Him@aol.com
I recently bought and received your book What Your Child Needs to Know When. I have to tell you that it is much more than the catalogs describe it as. You know, I have been wanting to run our school days in a different way (with more emphasis on scripture), but didn't really know how to change my rigid-schedule-ways, and didn't have the courage to do so for a long time.
Even though most of our curriculum (if not all of it) is Biblically-based, it just wasnt enough for me, or at least not the way that I wanted things. It has seemed to me in the past that if I didnt run a tightly scheduled ship, that things would run amuck, get out of hand, and that the kids just didn't seem to get their things done by the end of the day when left to work at their own pace. To avoid seeing some child aimlessly walking around, or wasting time, I decided long ago that we would have a schedule to go by to keep them focused. However, I have never really liked it! I want to be Spirit-led in my schooling. I have read some things that started me thinking of how I could get going in the direction I so desired. The thing that helped me do it was your book! I loved the philosophy of teaching and the example of what a typical day might be like for you.
God must have really got a hold of me then and things have been really different in our house! If we werent done with Bible by 8:30 before, I would announce it was time for math! (Sad, Huh?) Now, we start Bible maybe by 8 or 8:30 and sometimes go until 10 or 10:30! And the most exciting thing about it is that after Bible (worship, and memory verses, and much discussion), the kids seem to go on their way and get their work done better and more quickly than before. It has been astounding to me that they get done sooner than before! So, thank you for being obedient to the Lord and for being an example to me. My husband and I are first generation Christians, and I am always blessed by Titus 2 kind of women, even after being a believer for 17 years, married for 14, and with four children of my own. Also, after all of the stuff on the loop awhile back about the lesson plans I like them thank you! I do have trouble picking though because all the options are so good! Love in Christ, -- Peggy Lago
I'm currently reading your book What Your Child Needs to Know When and it is EXCELLENT!!, and I can't wait to begin the Heart of Wisdom teaching approach. I felt like it was an answer to prayer when I read about it. Keep up the great work and may God bless you!! -- Regina Ulmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Descrizione libro Heart of Wisdom Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110898260442