Norms & Nobility Notes

Norms & Nobility Notes

A blogging series in progress. Blog Book Club Index Preface: Classical Education Defined Prologue – Classical Education Is Idealistic Chapter 1, section 1: Classical Education’s Distinctives Chapter 1, section II: Classical Education’s Delight Chapter 1, section III: Classical Education’s Demands Chapter 1, section IV: Classical Education’s Dialogue Chapter 2, section 1: Classical Education’s Map Chapter…

2022 Reading Notes

2022 Reading Notes

Moms have brains and need brains, and brains need to be fed just like bodies. That’s why it’s important we read. Mothering and homemaking are not jobs for slackers. It’s not mindless work. When our minds are active and exercised, we can apply more of ourselves to our work with creativity and intelligence, deriving more…

Our real-life homeschool plans & curriculum for the last decade

Our real-life homeschool plans & curriculum for the last decade

There are so many choices to make when we start to homeschool. And the question: What homeschool curriculum best fits our style and needs? is at the top. After over a decade of homeschooling, here is what we’ve found works for us. Take, mix with brains, and experiment with curiosity to find out what works best for…

3 Components of Classical Education That Won’t Show Up on a Transcript

A book review of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass. I loved Karen Glass’ book, Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition. It truly is the bridge into classical principles for those not ready to undertake Norms and Nobility or Poetic Knowledge. Those are daunting, heady books that will…

Consider Why You’re Homeschooling
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Consider Why You’re Homeschooling

I’m reading my fresh-off-the-press copy of Karen Glass’ excellent Consider This – now with introduction by David Hicks. It’s brief, concise, easy-to-read, and cuts straight to the point. I love it. Classical education is about wisdom-loving, not knowledge-gathering As I’ve written before, the goal of education is virtue, and Karen’s first chapter jumps right into…

Education Is for Life, a series

Christopher Perrin has begun a great free video series developing eight principles of classical education – none of which require rote parroting of bare facts. He is talking about the core beliefs and practices that have comprised true education (formation of the whole person) throughout the ages. As I was listening to these and thinking…