Does anyone know the best (most time efficient) way to teach the basic of education - reading, writing, and arithmetic? I think we need a recommendation on what simple books and materials to have on hand after the pole shift. With no public schools, I think the older among us will turn to teaching the younger generation in small home groups. I think we will need books and materials to orient us into the proper gradient teaching approach. Thus I am looking for recommendations on what to stock up on for the students and the teachers.
Offered by Mike.
There are an enormous number of books available that tell you how to teach to varying groups of children, kindergarten through 12th grade. Different approaches are necessary at different age levels. It's hard to recommend specific "how to teach" books because what you get out of them will depend on how you were taught, how you learn, how you communicate as well as your own prejudices about others(which we all have). I learned it this way so you can too, etc. We will have math, English, history, biology, chemistry and a great number of "how to" books since post earth change, practicality will be the order of the day vs. theory.
Offered by John.
So I would say, pack some books that teach children arithmetic and language up to about 4th grade. After that, they will become attached to a specialist in a certain field, and that person will know enough of his field to teach somebody young, and maybe even have the appropriate higher textbooks himself. Other than those books, some other basic texts should comprise an initial educational library - a concise history of the world, for example, is a must (else we'll forget). Also basic college or high-school texts on all the sciences - for the kids that will become interested in those fields. Some texts on mechanics, electricity, computer logic, geography (from before the shift, of course), geology and meteorology. The list of books can become very long, but I would say that about 10 - 20 volumes should cover the most.
Offered by Shaul.
We shouldn't make it overly complex or too many books. Beyond the 4th grade level I think the specialist apprenticeship described above could take over. During all education we will need to balance time spent with theory and application leading to eventual apprenticeship. I think all children will need to work after the pole shift. It should be a volunteered thing, not enforced. Young kids naturally want to help. We just need to allow them to win at it. This is not a bad thing as we are lead to believe today. The child who works feels valuable and able to contribute - grows up real fast spiritually with responsibility for others. The older among us could volunteer to teach and at the same time establish a wisdom with age concept back into the culture.
Offered by Mike.