As we finish up our third year as AO homeschoolers , I’ve noticed a pattern of practices that have and have not worked for us.
It never fails. When I crack open one of Mason's volumes, I quickly find that our world and hers really aren’t so different.
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These principles are limited by the respect due to the personality of children, which must not be encroached upon whether by the direct use of fear or love, suggestion or influence, or by undue play upon any one natural desire.
The principles of authority on the one hand, and of obedience on the other, are natural, necessary and fundamental …
We memorize the good, beautiful, and lovely to take it into our soul and be able to access it when needed.
For educators of any kind, I hope that you continue to follow your gut feeling that relationship is the key to education.
Here's the latest poem we are working to memorize in our Circle / Morning time. the-new-year-a-poem I was really drawn to this poem because it's so short. After the holidays, we are burning the clutch (that's a bad manual transmission joke) getting started back into school habits. On the one hand, we acquired a new … Continue reading “The New Year” Poem
You can’t teach someone without first establishing a relationship with them, and once that is achieved (and maintained), the teacher simply shows her students the way, the path, the curriculum.
As Advent comes to a close and we begin the Christmas celebration, I pray that you enjoy time with your family and friends as well as some time in reflection of Christ's birth.