I’m not sure this really falls into the realm of Tampa English tutoring, but I was having lunch with one of my wife’s uncles and he shared something they do at his house in Minnesota.
Every Monday and Tuesday, from the time his children come home from school, no one in the house is permitted to use any kind of electronic device. Everyone must unplug themselves from video games, telephones, I-pods, e-mail, and Internet.
Once the Earth resumes normal rotation…
They talk. They play cards. He originally did one day of being unplugged and then expanded it to two days a week. His kids voted for Monday and Tuesday so that they could ‘get it over with’, but he believes they have started to enjoy the family time almost as much as he does.
We just might kick off a hot game of cookie checkers. Photo by Oskay and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Only. Check out more Oskey’s appetizing photos here.
There is some must see TV on Thursday nights at my house — House and ER for my wife — but we will find some other day and try it.
I am sure being detached from the phone and text messaging will be hard for our 15-year -old. I wonder how I will do without compulsively checking e-mails and a half day off the net. (It’s what I do when I’m not writing web copy or walking the Labrador..)
As school starts again, I am beginning to get calls to begin tutoring students again. Yippee!
Finally a call for some online tutoring help writing a short story. It has been hundreds of years since I took Dr. Raymond’s Creative Writing course at Stetson University, so it was fun to critique some fiction and offer some constructive tips for improvement.
At any rate, the Tampa Tutor is thrilled to get back to doing some tutoring in World History and AP English this week.
Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 1/5/2009 10:17 PM