| idun wrote:|
Us, well, my almost thirty year old intelligent son has a morbid fear of teachers and any learning at all. I understand his 'fear', he would rather do nothing than risk at best, failing, and at worst, being the object of ridicule and humiliation. Basically he is damaged goods and cannot get over it......... that is what we live with everyday, even now.
And from what I have seen working part time at the lycée even with the kindest of teachers the system is exactly that, I have sat in during tests and some of them will only right their name on the page and then put their head in their hands and go into a sort of depressed sleep.
These same kids during group sessions (maximum half a class) are quite bright and involve themselves, when I look over their shoulder whilst helping them with written exercises often their scribble is incomprehensible, in fact when they read out their answers you can see them struggling to read their own words, there is I believe a significant degree of illitericism and/or dyslexism although I cannot judge, they are almost 100% from very poor deprived backgrounds, although certainly not poor in alcohol, cigarettes, mobile phones etc.
The first thing we have to teach them is how to socialise and interact with each other without aggression as many of them will be boarders at the internat, we take them away on a cycling/camping trip with other activities in their first few weeks, many of them have never eaten at a table and dont know how to use or even hold cutlery.
To the OP, unless your French is superb and also your knowledge of all the other subjects and teaching skills, and by your home schooling you can take this child to an amazing level of fluency as well as competence in the other core subjects all in French then I think that by moving at this time in the childs education is a very bad idea for their future employment prospects and life in general.
Editted, I am getting dyslexic myself whilst typing in English, when I read the posting I see that I have written "right" instead of "write", this is happening more and more, I hope its just something to do with being in 100% immersion.