Last week, the quote I offered was from an audio book, this week I’m sharing one from a podcast.
Do you listen to any podcasts? This is a relatively new medium for me. I’m not very auditory, I mean you saw my sermon notebook where I come as close as I can to transcribing sermons because the very act of writing down helps me to hear better.
But this summer I started trying to follow a few podcasts for walking the dog and vacuuming and cleaning. I’ve enjoyed the exercise. I recommend: Your Morning Basket, Homeschool Snapshots, Read Aloud Revival, The Mason Jar, and Quiddity (the one I linked was my *favorite* talk at the Cincinnati convention this year).
Anyway, I’ve been listening to these podcasts and occasionally something will strike me and I’ll have to stop. This morning, before 7am, I had to stop and voice record quickly (the dog was not happy I stopped) the statement I wanted to note:
I just love that. I mean, I know it in the marrow of my bones, but I certainly don’t always practice it. I want to aim at character, but sometimes the academics come first … because it’s easier to teach the academics? I’ve been thinking a lot about this theme in all of my recent reading — Consider This, Teaching from Rest, etc. but I really think Seid summed it up succinctly and clearly for me.
Please remember that your words can be from anywhere … something you heard, something you read, something your kid said … as long as they have stuck in your craw or caught your mind.