26 November 2013
A philosophy of education....
Have you ever known something but didn't have the words or thoughts to put it into words? Well I have, many times in fact. I think a lot of my brain freezes is because of the constant chatter that is going on around me all day everyday! I can think fast, but as far as thinking something thru long enough to write it, well, that's a whole other story! I'm always being asked the question; "What curriculum do you use in your homeschool?" ERRR, UHHH, well, that's not an easy question. Basically, a little of this, a lot of that, but none of the above!
If I were to try and explain a 'curriculum' I might be heard to say things like: Charlotte Mason, Sonlight, Classical, The Principal Approach, living books, and the study of Latin and the Arts. "BUT, what curriculum do you use and what does all that mean?" (However eclectic I tend to go in our homeschool my intentions are to always incorporate CM's methodology in whatever resources I choose to use)
Thanks to Christine Miller I now have as close to my homeschool philosophy as I am going to get. At least until the chatter in my brain and in my world ceases long enough for me to use my own words. For now though I would like to share an awesome article that finally puts words to 'the curriculum that I use." (However eclectic I tend to go in our homeschool my goal is to always incorporate CM's methodology in whatever resources I choose to use)
Here is a snippet to whet your appetite!
The Classical Christian Homeschooling approach to education takes from the best of both worlds, the world of school as play, the joy of discovery, as well as the world of the classical curriculum and academic rigor. It recognizes the importance of Language and Latin for producing truly well-educated children, while tailoring how those lessons are presented to children in their different stages. The teaching method, much more like Charlotte Mason in the elementary years, tries to retain the joy of learning strength of Charlotte Mason, while focusing the lessons on the strength of classical education, the core, the tools of learning. However, as a child matures, the method o teaching - dialectic and rhetoric - matures with him. HERE is the full article.