A friend (meaning homeschool contact teacher who is my friend) of mine has organized a Vancouver workshop, and I would be remiss not to post it here…
Several of you have expressed an interest in learning more about how dictation works. For those of you in Vancouver interested––or just curious––about this homeschooling method sans workbooks, Bonnie Landry will be leading a workshop on dictation as a teaching method at 2 o’clock on Sunday, November 17th, at Holy Family Parish.Bonnie has been developing her dictation method over many years now, & has also now offered this workshop to many others. I’ve seen the success of this method, not only in Bonnie’s own children, but several other families who follow a similar approach. It works. For children & for parents.In this workshop, Bonnie will give two talks: one focusing on language skills, the other on numeracy:
2 pm – Dictation: love and language, teaching passively with joy.
Dictation is arguably the most effective and efficient teaching method parents have available. This workshop gives parents the tools to effectively teach the spectrum of language arts in one short lesson (2-15 minutes). Dictation can be used at any age throughout the life of the student.3 pm – Chocolate Chip Math:Teaching math to little ones should be joyful. No tears required! Simple methods like chocolate chip math (or marshmallows, or m and m’s…I’m sure you get the picture!) are inexpensive, efficient and enables parents to work with a child exactly where they need to be challenged. How to transition into written work and eventually math texts or programs. Intended for children grades three or four and younger.