This small book (45 pages) is an ideal introduction to classical education written by the headmaster of a classical academy in Pennsylvania. It traces the history of classical education and describes its modern renaissance. The book also highlights the distinctive elements of the movement including its emphasis on teaching grammar, logic and rhetoric (the Trivium), and the extraordinary achievements of students who are receiving a classical education. Other sections address the role and benefit of classical language study (Latin and Greek) and integrated learning through a study of the great books of western civilization. The book is written in a colloquial, engaging style, with several anecdotes, diagrams and charts. ... more
A good diagnosis of America"s educational crisis, this book deals with the idea that it is not possible for education to take place in a moral vacuum. Neither is it possible for education to be nonreligious, deliberately excluding the basic questions about life. The author argues for a return to a classical education, firm discipline and the requirement of hard work, and offers alternatives that have proved workable in experience.
They're hallmarks of childhood. The endless "why" questions. The desire to touch and taste everything. The curiosity and the observations.
It can't be denied--children have an inherent desire to know. Teachers and parents can either encourage this natural inquisitiveness or squelch it. There is joy in the classroom when children learn--not to take a test, not to get a grade, not to compete with each other, and not to please their parents or their teachers--but because they want to know about the world around them
Both Christian educators and parents will find proven help in creating a positive learning atmosphere through methods pioneered by Charlotte Mason that show how to develop a child's natural love of lea ... more
This unique book actually has a two fold purpose. It"s a story written especially for moms who get discouraged and feel like giving up on homeschooling, as well as a guide to nature study. It"s written as the diary of one mother"s year of teaching her children at home. In it she pours out her hopes, disappointments, and joy. In the course of caring for her many responsibilities, she is frequently frazzled and exhausted by nightfall. She manages by deciding to follow "the gentle art of learning" a lifestyle of learning that helps to focus her days. She goes on nature walks with her children every Wednesday afternoon, and together they record their findings into their Nature Notebooks. Woven into the story are more than 50 ... more
Classical and Christian education is moving into high gear. This collection of essays from teachers and administrators extends the discussion beyond the basics. It not only delves deeper into foundational issues, it focuses on practice, providing concrete instruction for dayschool and homeschool teachers, administrators, parents, and students.
Divided into three major sections, the book first sets the framework of Christian worldview thinking. The second section develops the more practical side of the classical model, focusing on specific disciplines. The final section explains how to make this model work in this century.
This book offers a combined Charlotte Mason-Classical Education approach to education, which will develop a natural love of learning in children. A synopsis of both the Charlotte Mason and Classical Education approaches, similarities and differences between them, and how they can be combined to give children a love of learning are given. This book also includes a list of books and resources by subject. Anyone who wants to nurture and develop his child"s natural "love of learning" will benefit from this book.
As the trend toward a classical and Christian education increases, many parents are seeking ways to develop such an approach in their home schools. This booklet introduces the topic of classical and Christian education with an overview of the trivium (grammar, logic, rhetoric) as used in a biblical context. Available for free on our website.
This book provides you with the techniques, curriculum, and resources necessary to ensure that your child"s education is the best it can be. It will instruct you on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train him to read, to think, to understand, to be well rounded and curious about learning. Through a language intensive process that organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child"s mind, your child will receive the complete education that today"s schools are unable to provide. You do have control over what and how your child learn; The "Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you"ll need to teach with confidence and succe ... more
Lessons at Blackberry Inn can be read as a stand-alone inspirational and instructional homeshool guide for moms, or as a sequel to Karen's popular Pocketful of Pinecones. Practical homeschooling ideas, a dose of the Charlotte Mason method, a bit of family drama and mystery, and the forgotten value of homemaking fill every nook and cranny of its pages.
Beautifully illustrations by Nigel Andreola bring the 1930's back to life.
The cover is an original cross stitch by Karen Andreola
A gifted and very wise speaker and teacher, Matt's presentations on this DVD are from our 10th Annual Summer Teacher Training given before a live audience! This DVD includes: Teaching in the Light (Day 1 Plenary Session) Covenant Discipline Sins of the Classroom I & II Ideal for schools or homeschools.
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