This book explains what the Trivium and Classical Education are all about and why it is important for parents to teach their children how to learn. You will discover how to give your children the tools they need to teach themselves, how to homeschool in a classical style without compromising your Christian principles, and how to do it without buckling under the burden. This approach to homeschooling will renew your family vision and restore biblical order to education of your children.
A thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of many of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason. Covers education, parenting and home schooling, with lots of encouragement for Mom.
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
Several years ago one of our customers suggested that we create a DVD that demonstrates classical education at work. She wanted to see for herself the distinctives of a classical education. This DVD does just that. You'll see our K-12 students engaged in all the activities that comprise a classical education, complete with ample narrative description to explain what you'll see occurring in the classroom. Each of the three parts of the Trivium are demonstrated and explained on this DVD: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. Perfect for any teacher new to classical education, whether teaching at home or in a regular school. We guarantee this DVD will strengthen your understanding and application of classical education techniques ... 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.
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 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
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
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