April 9, 2015
Wit and Force
I have used "A D U L T . . . I N T E L L I G E N C E" only twice on my children.
(1) I asked one of them to push a bike for an hour, then mount and push with one foot for an hour, then put both feet on pedals and push and glide a far as he can for an hour. After only 5 sessions, he could bike well and declared that he had learned biking all by himself! With no teacher!
(2) I read them some story in English about 15 mins about 5 days a week when they were in K1, and 2 days a week in K2.
About 10 mins of discussions on what they had read almost every day in P1, P2, P3. Then I stopped.
No grammar analysis. No rhetoric discussion.
We ban speaking in English at home. They also had to learn Chinese. They now speak Myanmar, Chinese and English.
After P6, they all could take and pass Junior College/A-Level/(General Paper). They believe they had learned English all by themselves.
They thought I didn't teach or help them at all, but just had fun with them!
Force or wit? I will use only what is good for others. That is my moral authority.