If you have ever wondered why mathematics is higher on the educational heirarchy than music or dance; if you feel your children are losing creativity as they get older (or you yourself have :)); if you've never thought about these things but are now interested ............ watch this clip! Grab a drink - it goes for 20 minutes - and be prepared to be challenged:
It's a clip which circulated around the school where Stuart works, challenging teachers to think through what they're teaching, how they're teaching it, and why. Interesting. We both loved it!
Rain again today. And cold. This Autumn change has been swift!
William had a good sleep last night, is still clingy but a little better today. Stuart unfortunately is still feeling unwell and sneezy and is home from work today. Which, fortunately for me, allowed me the chance to go and grocery shop on my own. This is a rare treat! I hadn't even left the house since last Thursday morning so was feeling pretty housebound. I also popped into an op shop and picked up a few bits and pieces which was fun. Stu tackled the science part of homeschooling for today - our study of ants, which is appropriate because ants have always fascinated him...... and hence our children are now fascinated!
I just snapped this photo of Elijah. He is waiting for me to play a board game with him and has done well setting up a Little People game in the meantime. I love listening to him play! Look at all those busy characters lined up. :)
Watch the video if you get the chance, and let me know what you think. It's truly a real mind-bender and fits in with lots I've been thinking about lately.