Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Thursday’s essay is the first of three on “Teaching the Spark.” All three of these essays provide specific ways parents and teachers have for getting their children/students involved in education to such a degree that they begin to take responsibility for (become inherently interested in) their own learning. The first of the three essays is entitled, "Teaching 'the spark' — instilling the value of education, learning, and knowledge."

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Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:

Teaching “the spark” — instilling the value of education, learning, and knowledge

by Richard L. Weaver II


Just as you read to your children and have them read to you, you must demonstrate that reading is important to you as well — independently of them. They must see you reading books, magazines, and newspapers. You are the first and most important model for the behavior they will imitate as they mature. If you do not model appropriate behavior and habits, you can not expect them to adopt the behavior and habits you want them to. The theory “do as I say not as I do” is not effective when teaching children. Closely monitor both their reading and viewing materials during their growing years. Monitor their personal friendships as well because friends can have an enormous influence on their willingness to read books, seek knowledge, and learn more.

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