Writing and Education in Crazy times with Andrew Pudewa of Institute for Excellence in Writing

In this week's episode of Life Skills 101 podcast, Andrew Pudewa of IEW fame offers several tips to encourage this skill in crazy times.While Writing isn’t exactly a soft skill, it is an invaluable hard skill that makes a feed back loop with the soft skills. Andrew Pudewa of IEW fame offers several tips to encourage this skill in crazy times.

  • The top two things needed for your kids are; Language Skills (liberal arts), and Math skills (Logic/Stem/Arithmetic)
    • Choose what is interesting, but also needed.
  • Teach your kids how to memorize
    • Especially poetry, this will teach them diction, and heavily ingrain a love for language and reading, which in turn will give them a love for learning.
  • The 4 deadly errors of teaching writing:
    • Over correction
    • With holding help- if your child asks for it when writing, they probably need it.
    • Unclear Assignments- Your child cannot follow instructions they don’t understand. Be clear.
    • Over expectation- set a high bar, but be willing to give grace for learners.

 

Resources from IEW

https://iew.com/

  • TWSS
  • Language Acquisition Through Poetry
  • Themed Based Writing Books
    • Ancient History
    • Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales
    • People and Places
    • All things fun and fascination
  • With all of the resources in the world of homeschooling today, you can get the best of both worlds of Public School and Homeschool

True North Resources

https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product-category/english/

  • British Literature
  • ‘Dinner with Shakespeare and Dickens’
  • Literature through the movies
  • Writing Club

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