Living Education Retreat©
July 26-27, 2013
LIVING EDUCATION RETREAT
July 26-27, 2013
held in the Shed
More Than Manipulatives
Discover Charlotte's thoughts on the importance and educative value of mathematics aswell as how math was taught from beginning numbers through algebra and geometryin her own schools. In this plenary session, we will move beyond the mystery andmisunderstanding of Charlotte's ideas surrounding mathematics to see how math canbe an instrument for living education in your own classroom.
Inspiring Heroism and Claiming Magnanimity: The Subject of Citizenship in a MasonEducation
Nancy Kelly"In unlikely ways and from unlikely sources do children gather that little code of principleswhich shall guide their lives." -Mason on citizenshipWhat exactly is citizenship? Why bother with it? Charlotte Mason felt it was an important subject that students should study throughout their school days. This session will examinethe rationale, methods, and materials for citizenship that Mason used in her schools andhelp you understand its important place in any relational education.
Teaching a Second Language When You Lack One Yourself
This plenary will offer ideas about how to teach a second language following a Masonphilosophy for parents who have no second language yet. It will focus on the earlyyears of acquiring language: audio and online resources, oral language, technology tips,the written word, play, etc.
Mathematics and a Great Recognition
Do Charlotte’s oft
-quoted words on the importance of the teacher over the textbook
regarding math and that there are “few subjects worse taught” strike fear in you? See howyou can enter confidently into the realm of mathematics with what Charlotte calls the “
to the whole of the education of each boy and each girl.”