This is a chapter that I’ve dogged-eared. It is full of great ways to cultivate a learning environment, has suggestions on building a home library full of great books, ways to evaluate curriculum and more. This chapter has me thinking about so many areas that I don’t really know how to formulate all my thoughts, so I’m just going to highlight some things I underlined that really made me stop and think.
“Home is not just a place where education happens—it is an important tool and means of education” (pg 123)
“There should be no discernible dividing lines between home and education. The natural atmosphere of our home should be alive with learning and life” (pg 123).
“We are hardwired from creation with the ability to learn how to speak and read for one reason—so we can learn and know about God through his spoken and written revelation” (pg 130).
“It [home] is not just passive walls but a kind of lived-in assistant—a nearly living entity that comes alive with the Spirit of God if we will pay attention to all the ways God designed us to live in and interact with our dwelling place with him” (pg 146).
I don’t know about you, but this chapter really has me re-evaluating our home and the way I see it. Crazy sparks are going off in my head trying to figure out the most meaningful way to cultivate a learning environment in a limited space and on a low budget.
How do you cultivate a learning environment in your home?
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