Assessment That Blesses: A New Lecture From Andrew Kern

Jul 3, 2012
As we hit the homeschool convention circuit, we rack up a whole lot more than mileage: we also accumulate a number of new talks, lectures, and workshops, many of which are given for the first time and most of which are presented by Andrew Kern (though not all of them). So, rather than hoard these new resources, we’d like to share some of these new talks with you, one at a time, and free to stream on our website for one month. At the end of the month each talk will be placed in our online store and will be available for purchase/download. First up was Andrew Kern’s recent lecture “You Become What You Behold: Nourishing Your Child’s Soul On Truth”,  a talk presented in April at the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention. Next up: Assessment That Blesses, another lecture given at the Cincinnati Convention. In this recording, we join him early on as he is thanking some folks who have thought with him about this important subject. To listen to this talk, click the “play” button below. Assessment That Works
David Kern

David Kern

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Thank you for this inspiring talk. It encourages me that I'm already doing some things right, but it challenges me to what can be improved, and I think that's what you intended! :-)

Well said, Andrew. Good thoughts, thanks for inspiring us to think...and act.

I always enjoy listening to Andrew Kern. He pushes me and inspires me to think about education in a classical way.
Of the notes I have taken, I love this part the best: When the child exercises virtue, honor it- "Well done". When the child exercises a gift, praise God. Do not substitute flattery for honor. Paul said, "Give honor to whom it is due."

I would really like to hear the entire speech. The introduction has me hooked and I'd love to hear how to rethink assessment. I will check back later to see if the entire speech is available.

Thought provoking, as always, Andrew. Thank you for sharing this!

Always a clear voice in the wilderness...thank you, Andrew! Looking forward to listening to the entire conversation.

How can I purchase this talk?

Andrew, there have been many things you've said over the years that have just turned my thinking right side up. This is just the latest. Sharing this with all my colleagues. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I just mentioned this talk on my blog and plan to apply it with a later post. Thank you!