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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Classical Education

 As you may know, we are a homeschooling family. We teach our children classically and hope to model the art of learning. We hope to equip our children with the proper tools needed to truly grasp what is presented, how to apply what they have learned or even how they learned it. The goal is for each child to walk away retaining what they have learned and with knowledge of how to approach the next subject.  The children are being taught to think outside of the box, are introduced to multiple subjects and are encouraged to relate that information to the next subject. The classical learning model equips our children with the tools and passion for life long learning.

   The Trivium of classical education is comprised of three stages, the grammar stage, the dialectic stage and the rhetoric stage. During the grammar stage, information is gathered and committed to memory for application in the latter stages. The dialectic stage introduces logical thinking and encourages questioning and discussion. The rhetoric stage allows the student the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired by expressing themselves persuasively through writing and speech. The Trivium provides the student with a style of learning designed specifically for their age providing ample opportunity for the child to flourish during each stage of learning.

   The integration of subjects gives the student a big picture outlook on what is being studied by showing how different subjects are related. Integrating subjects encourages students to transfer knowledge from one subject to another. It develops  a deep understanding of the material and allows the student to  master what they are learning. The integration of subjects mimics real life by enabling the student to develop a skill in one subject and sharpen that skill in another. It broadens the student's perspective and shows how God truly weaves all things together!

 He is before all things and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

More on how we do what we do coming soon. In the meantime I am trying to get everyone settled in our new home while not falling behind in our schooling. If you have questions or need encouragement, please reach out to me on Instagram. Thank you for reading. 

Grace & peace,
Adoring Family

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