What I will talk about is the sometimes unconventional places education can come from.
Last night Turbo was oh so very frustrated with us because we wouldn't let him go play Minecraft with his friends. In a sullen huff, he headed downstairs and turned on the TV. As he was going to try to find a movie, some episodes of Mysteries at the Museum caught his attention. He spent the rest of the evening watching this entertaining (and educational) show.
While watching it he had questions for Nick. I had gone out with a friend and when I got home Nick was upstairs getting sugar and a plate. He used it to illustrate the solar system and the universe to Turbo. We ended up having a pretty good discussion about space, the universe, the possibility of alien life, and how much we don't know about the world around us.
Education comes from the most interesting places sometimes. Nick and I argue with the geology shows that run on the History Channel, Discovery and other more learning type channels. We are avid Mythbusters watchers--for the entertainment and the science. Anything that sparks the interest in Turbo is a good thing.
Heck, the nature shows we watch have lead to the sex talk at our house more than once. We go for educational TV over network TV anytime we can.
|What ever we can do to motivate these boys we will do.|
Where does your more unconventional learning come from? What have you learned that didn't come from a book or school? Spin it up and link with Gretchen, she of the Spin Cycle overseeing.