Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This n' That

Every once in awhile I want to pass along noteworthy items. Here are a few for this week:

  • As a follow-up to last week's blog on humility, I found John Rosemond's recent column on teaching children humility interesting. Although not written from a distinctly Christian point of view, I think that Rosemond's advice is often sound and helpful. In this column he wrote:
            "Society is strengthened and culture is moved forward by the efforts of people who think of others before they think of themselves, not by people who think they are the cat’s meow. In that regard, one of the most foreboding things about contemporary American culture is that today’s young people regard the narcissistic, self-promoting celebrity as more of a role model than George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.  That, in fact, may be our ultimate undoing." 
The Charlotte Observer, 3/26/12
www.rosemond.com

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/26/3121088/john-rosemond-teach-children-humility.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/26/3121088/john-rosemond-teach-children-humility.html#storylink=cpy
  • Homeschool educators might be interested in checking out this link that provides interesting statistics about homeschool vs. public school education. 

  • Have you ever wondered how to determine your child's reading level? Here is a great post on ReaderKidZ that can quickly help you figure it out.

Graphic by James Larson

  • NPR has recently launched a new radio segment called "The Backseat Book Club."  Readers have the opportunity to read selected books and send in their questions for the author. A great way to encourage reading and discussion with authors!

4 comments:

Linda A. said...

Carol,
Keep the noteworthy items coming. I enjoyed reading about the book club on NPR's radio segment. Being able to ask an author a question about his/her book is awesome. I hope you'll post a follow-up later on the club's progress.

Linda A.

Linda A. said...

Carol,
Keep the noteworthy items coming. I enjoyed reading about the book club on NPR's radio segment. Being able to ask an author a question about his/her book is awesome. I hope you'll post a follow-up later on the club's progress.

Linda A.

Linda A. said...

Carol,
Keep the noteworthy items coming. I enjoyed reading about the book club on NPR's radio segment. Being able to ask an author a question about his/her book is awesome. I hope you'll post a follow-up later on the club's progress.

Linda A.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Linda, for your comment. I was hoping one of my homeschool friends who reads this blog will pick up on that item. I'm afraid I might forget to tune in!