I remember when my mother would ask me to do my homework and I would reply by asking her what I was doing. Of course, I was only too happy to oblige her since she had been asking a lot. Of course, I would then do my own homework and I would often come out ahead.
When I asked her about her knowledge about facts about homework, she told me that she did indeed know facts about homework. Who else would know such information except the teacher herself? Yes, teachers do know facts about homework, but they prefer to use them as a crutch to shore up the weak foundation of the kid. In this case, the teacher had been using weak foundation to sand down the kid’s brain – and she has a much stronger brain to sand that down with.
Of course, I did not ask my mother about facts about homework because I felt bad that she did not know the answer for the simple question – “How do I know facts about homework?” I felt bad that the question was even asked in the first place. It made me wonder what kind of a person she was and what kind of education she had. Of course, as I grew older, I understood why she felt the need to ask this question; after all, it was not an easy question to answer for a child who had no concept of how the process works.
Looking back, it seems that my mom did know facts about homework. She was taught them at home and remembered them on many occasions. She also made use of the many interesting books on the subject, her school had to offer. I also learned some interesting facts about homework while I was in school myself. The problem with the fact that most children do not learn any facts about homework is that they do not think about the process to learn them. That is why my sister and I were taught so many facts by our mother.
Fact number one – children do not learn facts by watching television. They are stimulated by reading and paying attention. Children are stimulated by giving them a goal to accomplish. They want to learn facts so they can be good at what they love to do – and that goal motivates them to do just that. You will find yourself teaching the same kind of goals and objectives to your children as they learn from watching television.
Second, when you learn facts about homework, you should focus on the present moment. Focus on what is happening in front of you as you work on your assignment and the reactions of those around you. Your classmates may be amused at your efforts or may give you constructive criticism. Do not worry about what the teacher says. You should let the words of encouragement and support come from your heart.
Finally, you should encourage your child’s active learning through activities. This does not mean you have to provide him with tests or quizzes. Just learn some games your child enjoys and turn it into a way to learn facts about homework as well. It is important for the learning process to be engaging and fun.