Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Follow the Question

©Millie McNabb

We started our homeschool day with “group time.” All the children met together with me and we had our daily Bible reading time and rotating courses of science and social studies. After group time, each child had 5 individual assignments to complete each day. They could choose which of the 25 weekly assignments they completed on any given day, and they could work as far and as fast as they wanted if they cared to do extra work.

One of the guidelines I use for teaching is “Follow the question.” This comes from Deuteronomy 6:20, "When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What {do} the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments {mean} which the LORD our God commanded you?' This scripture provides a key to some of the best teaching times—when your student asks a question, they’re prepared to learn.

When I organized the group time, I scheduled 15 minutes for Bible reading. However, it was not unusual for this study time to last 45 minutes. Why? Because that was where the questions were, and we followed the questions.

Do you remember any learning adventures from following the questions?

God bless…

Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Request your free report “Considerations for Intentionally Raising Children to Become Christian Adults” today at

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I remember how much fun group time was and how you followed the question. I appreciate that you weren't afraid to answer the questions that we had. Thanks.