However Imperfectly: Podcast Episode 144

Jun 20, 2018 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


Podcast 144 is an extra special one because in it Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker discuss Andrew’s experiences and insights, reflecting on his approximately thirty years of working in education. The title of the podcast comes from his book of the same name. It was inspired by a quote of G.K. Chesterton, who once remarked that “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” Andrew understood Chesterton’s comment to mean that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing it imperfectly rather than waiting to do it perfectly or not doing it at all. Hence the title, However Imperfectly.

During the podcast, Andrew describes some of the nuggets of wisdom he has accrued over his decades of teaching. He and Julie also mention how you can obtain your own copy of the book and DVD. Here are three ways:

  1. Attend a homeschool convention and pick up one of our special convention bonus cards. There is a code on the card that will allow you to receive a copy of the book for free if you purchase a minimum of $50.00 worth of products.

  2. If you are a Premium Subscriber, tucked into your PDF downloads is a code that will enable you to get a copy of the book and DVD sent to you for free. The coupon can be found in your Files.

  3. You can purchase the book for $25.00 plus shipping from IEW or one of our authorized resellers.

The article titled “However Imperfectly” contains seven points that Andrew has distilled through his many years of teaching. After he prepared and compiled his talk, he reflected on it and realized that he had not executed any of those points perfectly—that’s okay. After all, one of Andrew’s seven points is that it’s more about the process than the product (Point #2). To learn about Andrew’s other points about teaching children, check out the book. After reading it, you will be able to embrace teaching your students knowing that, however imperfectly, you are still blessing them with your efforts.

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