EDUCATION IS THE ACQUISITION OF THE ART OF THE UTILISATION OF KNOWLEDGE
-Alfred North Whitehead

While I wouldn’t say I commend Whitehead’s views on education without discernment, I do believe his basic definition endorses the most strategic aim of education: SKILL
We live in a day that seems to value ‘knowing stuff’ rather than acquiring the skills to learn anything. Jody and I used a curriculum called the Robinson Curriculum to focus our kids on 3 primary skills:

Reading (Comprehension)
Math (Logical Problem-Solving)
Writing (Clarity and Effectiveness)

In our case, all of our 5 children have grown to excel in school and any area they have chosen to pursue. We didn’t pay for their college, but they are all grads (or will be before long). We never stressed career, but only ‘learning how to learn…and loving what you do’.
PLEASE: Focus on developing the SKILLS your student needs to learn. The ability to teach oneself is worth everything because it is the essential of wisdom. It is the ability to use knowledge. The goal of education is not knowledge. The goal of education is to gain the power to get and use any knowledge you need whenever you need it…talk about job security (you can learn a new career anytime)!

Blessings,
Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand

 

EDUCATION IS THE ACQUISITION OF THE ART OF THE UTILISATION OF KNOWLEDGE
-Alfred North Whitehead

 

While I wouldn’t say I commend Whitehead’s views on education without discernment, I do believe his basic definition endorses the most strategic aim of education: SKILL

We live in a day that seems to value ‘knowing stuff’ rather than acquiring the skills to learn anything. Jody and I used a curriculum called the Robinson Curriculum to focus our kids on 3 primary skills:

Reading (Comprehension)
Math (Logical Problem-Solving)
Writing (Clarity and Effectiveness)

In our case, all of our 5 children have grown to excel in school and any area they have chosen to pursue. We didn’t pay for their college, but they are all grads (or will be before long). We never stressed career, but only ‘learning how to learn…and loving what you do’.

PLEASE: Focus on developing the SKILLS your student needs to learn. The ability to teach oneself is worth everything because it is the essential of wisdom. It is the ability to use knowledge. The goal of education is not knowledge. The goal of education is to gain the power to get and use any knowledge you need whenever you need it…talk about job security (you can learn a new career anytime)!

Blessings,

Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand


Fred Ray Lybrand
Fred Ray Lybrand

Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 35 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). Dr. & Mrs. Lybrand have combined degrees of 2 BA's, 2 Masters, and 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains leaders in businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources. Of course, one of his favorite interests is helping homeschoolers excel, and he does so with the 10 Courses of The Independent Homeschooer Curriculum & directly mentoring parents who belong to the tribe. Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. www.fredraylybrand.com

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