MrsPages presented a seminar at the MACHS conference today on how we approach the early years of education. It was based on the Bluedorn’s approach to Classical education, as presented in their book “Teaching The Trivium”. I was so proud! She was awesome!
MrsPages presented our take on the Bluedorn’s model. We’ve rearranged the 10 things to reflect our priorities, and basically made them our own.
In a nutshell, get your children’s hearts close to you, let them explore their world, and expose them to great literature as much as you can. If you do that before they are 10, then you really don’t have to do much else. Once they turn 10 (or 11 or 12) then moving into formal schooling should be a breeze.
Here are the notes from the seminar, as we promised the people who came after we ran out of printed copies.
Thanks to the 50+ people who attended (you can’t see the other half of the room in the picture) and stayed afterwards for questions and discussion!