• Prepare each lesson with fresh study.• Find analogies to more familiar facts and principles.• Study the lesson until it is shaped into clear speech.• Find the natural order of the lesson.• Find the relations of the lesson to your child.• Ask questions.• Summarize your thoughts or teach your spouse.
• Never begin until she’s listening.• Stop when she’s losing interest.• Give her a quest before the lesson.• Don’t tell her what to think.• Vary the senses.• Relate the lesson to her needs.• Appeal to her self-interest.• Eliminate distractions.
• Use what she knows to explain what she doesn’t know• Use the old to teach the new• Break the lesson into steps• Use common illustrations• Lead her to find her own illustrations from her life• Use real problems
• Tell her nothing that she can learn herself• Find the relationship of the material to your child• Excite interest by hinting that something worth knowing is in the material• Write a fresh question and hide it in the book• Ask her to share her discovery with you• Do your own searching at the table with her• Don’t be impatient…give her time to explore and think
• Let her explain what she’s learned• Give comments or feedback that raise fresh questions• Don’t answer questions too quickly…teach her to ask: – Why (cause) – How (method) – Where (place) – When (time) – By whom (actors) – So what (consequences)
• Before you start a new lesson, briefly review the old• At the end of the lesson, have her do a quick summary• Have her teach what she learned that night at dinner• Have a meeting at the end of the week to review and ask fresh questions• Help her organize her notes at the end of a major section
“That which is thoroughlyand repeatedly reviewed iswoven into the very fabric of our thoughts and becomes a part of ourequipment of knowledge.”