In my Commonplace...
"If there are weapons of mass destruction hidden in our midst, one of these must surely be the education system we have put in place.
We refuse to listen to the poets who tell us that facts are important only to those who have never really lived."
Abbot Mark Hederman
3/25/2014 12:17:58 am
Sad but true. With increasing standards for younger and younger children, I predict more and more children being diagnosed with learning disabilities and behavior disorders. So unnecessary.
3/27/2014 02:05:39 am
I'm sure you are right, Tammy. Of course we aren't saying facts don't count, only that we want to learn to follow the child--education by desire. I'm sure you've seen this video but I have been thinking about it ever since our friend sent it to me. It has the effect of smart slap.
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A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts