Friday, May 19, 2006

Schooling Is Not Education

That would be the title of a very interesting and encouraging article by Mortimer J. Adler of How to Read a Book fame. I am curious if you all will find it so. I just love my job as a mother-teacher, and am always happy to read words from intelligent people that support my way of thinking on education. Not that I think I have arrived in the area of thought on education! Far from it. But I do believe in what we are doing here and that says a great deal for every day motivation!


Speaking of motivation, I am going on my second yearly pilgrimage to the Florida Convention with Jen Ig. Last year we had more fun than two grown women with 11 children between us should rightfully have I think. We are going on behalf of  The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and will be meeting up with my dear friend, Kolbi, as well as Kris and her husband (who will all tackle the booth business) and all sorts of Florida bloggers we have met here at HSB and beyond! My dearest husband will be Mr. Dad and Mr. Mom for four days so I can get re-energized for our little private school at home. God is so good to us!


We would all really appreciate your prayers for flight safety and for His blessings on our trip. We hope to glorify Him in all that we do.


Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14



BelovedLamb said...

Thank you Kate, for sharing this article. Several of us are reading Adler's "How to Read a Book" together and have been trying to understand his stance on public education in America. This article is very helpful!

Enjoy Florida - Enjoy Jen - Enjoy the fellowship!!!


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a good time at the convention, Kate.

Please say hi to Kolbi for me. I never heard from her the last time I asked you about her (sniff, sniff).

I hope you have a great time.

Kim in ON

Anonymous said...

And I can't wait to see you, too!

You're just such a party animal. Get you and Mrs. Ig together and there's no KNOWING what kind of craziness with ensue. I'll have to toss back one Ensure after another just to keep my iron count high enough to keep up with the two of you Partay Animals! LOL!


Mariel said...

Hi Mama! Yeah I really do want to study history next year! It is so interesting and though I am one of those history students who can never remember all the dates!

I love you!!!

Your loving daughter,


Di said...

Have a great time. I send hugs to Jen Ig and Kolbi, and I will pray for all to go swimmingly. Try to sleep at least two hours a night and remember: EWAN MCGREGOR!



mamatc said...

Should we be watching the local newspapers for headlines with you in them? tee hee hee

I hope you have a great time and are refreshed. The Lord's travelling mercies be upon you and His grace be upon your family in your absence! I'm looking forward to reading about any new insights/info you may bring back with you.


Traci :)


It's just not right. You partiers are gonna all be together while I'm stuck at home in a cow pasture. That's right, my new farm house (with mice) is smack dab middle in a cow pasture. Now you know. The sordid truth. Don't have too much fun; it makes me green with envy; I AM LONELY! Paul's gone too at a conference in GA. And I bet Kolbi is imaginary. I' keep hearing all about her and how awesome and funny and cool she is, but no one produces her. I bet she's not real. Humbug.