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Abstracts for the 2013 Living Education Retreat

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Living Education Retreat©
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July 26-27, 2013
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SESSION ABSTRACTS
LIVING EDUCATION RETREAT
©
July 26-27, 2013
PLENARY SESSIONS
held in the Shed
More Than Manipulatives
Richele Baburina
 
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 
Tammy Glaser
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
Richele Baburina
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 “
key
to the whole of the education of each boy and each girl.”
 
 
 
Living Education Retreat©
 –
July 26-27, 2013
2
 
IMMERSION SESSIONS
These sessions will engage the attendee in the actual class mentioned, eachtaught by an experienced Mason teacher. You will be a student andparticipate in these living classes, experiencing what the student in your homeor school experiences. The second half will be a time for questions & answersand resource sharing.A.
 
Math/Mult. Tables (The Shed) Richele BaburinaB.
 
Poetry (Valley View) Karla TaberC.
 
Geography (Dining Hall) Kristin SpittleD.
 
Nature Study (Fire Ring) Sally AlmodovarE.
 
Plutarch (Valley View) Nancy KellyF.
 
Special Needs-Science (Library) Tammy GlaserG.
 
Special Needs - Math (Library) Tammy Glaser
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
H.
 
Sloyd: Manual Training for Mind and Soul Bobby Jo NickelDining HallCharlotte Mason used paper sloyd, a systematic manual training, as aneducational tool for her students. Find out how enhance your math andhandwork lessons as well as how to build such habits as attention,accuracy, honesty and more.
 
 
Living Education Retreat©
 –
July 26-27, 2013
3
 
I.
 
The "Open Sesame" of Education Sally AlmodovarLibrary
"Habits, for better or worse, basically define who we are.”
-Dr. JoeZ. Tsien. Do you agree? Charlotte Mason wrote extensively about thepart habit plays in the life of a child and its role in education.We will delve into this topic and find out if current brain researchsupports Mason's ideas from over 100 years ago. Time for personalthought and application will be given.J.
 
Living Books For Lively Youth Dr. Donna JohnsonShedDr. Johnson will talk with participants about classic and current literature forolder children and young adults. Following a few foundational remarks about the history and current state of young adult fiction, participants will be invitedto make comments, ask questions and make suggestions. Bring your favoriterecently-discovered living books to share. Go away with ideas for new booksto try.K.
 
Climbing Out for Science Jennifer GagnonValley View
We have embraced a Mason education for all of our children’s schooling
except for the subject of science. Here we are tempted to crawl back into thebox of textbo
oks thinking it is the only way to cover a science curriculum. Let’s
bravely climb out together and look at how to build our own high schoolscience courses. We will discuss living books, narrations, experiments, andhow to produce a scientific lab book th
at would enhance your student’s
portfolio.

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