This page is dedicated as a resource and guide to parents and students who want to know more about what living education is. Much of the content here has been borrowed from great thinkers, writers, and educators who have lived throughout history.
The collection of these resources is all thanks to a wonderful mother who has taught for nearly thirty years.
1. Living Education: What is Your Aim?
2. Resources for Living Education
3. Starting Living Language Arts
Educational philosophy may seem unimportant when you are under pressure to find something for your children to start before they "get behind," but knowing who you are raising your children to be and knowing why you teach anything is essential.
Living Education is focused on teaching the student as a whole person by building good habits and creating an atmosphere rich with ideas from the world around. Below are some key ideas from great educators and authors on the nature of education.
an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.
Charlotte Mason, British Educator and Reformer
“Such a theory of education, which need not be careful to call itself a system of psychology, must be in harmony with the thought movements of the age; must regard education, not as a shut off compartment, but as being as much a part of life as birth or growth, marriage or work; and it must leave the pupil attached to the world at many points of contact. It is true that educationalists are already eager to establish such contact in several directions, but their efforts rest upon an axiom here and an idea there, and there is no broad unifying basis of thought to support the whole.”
"By moving with the grain of how a student learns, the whole process of learning and teaching becomes more restful because we are working with, rather than against, the nature of learning and teaching."
The Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola
Wonder and Curiosity
"Classical education is not, preeminently, of a specific time or place. It stands instead for a spirit of inquiry and a form of instruction concerned with the development of style through language and of conscience through myth.
The keyword here is inquiry."
The Gentle Art of Learning article by Karen Andreola
6 Tools for Self-Education article by Sonya Shafer
7 Characteristics of a Charlotte Mason Education article by Jamie Martin
For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauley
When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today edited by Elaine Cooper
CLASSICAL LIBERAL ARTS
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
Teaching from Rest by Sarah MacKenzie
An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents free booklet download by Christopher Perrin
"Scholé in the Scripture: Choosing What Is Better" article by Christopher Perrin
"Desiring a Kingdom School" article by Christopher Perrin.
The Liberal Arts Tradition, Revised Edition by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark
The Student Virtues
Love Humility Patience Constancy Perseverance Temperance