Category Archives: education

Isaac Watts On Learning from Books, cont

Previously IX. By perusing books in the manner I have described, you will make all your reading subservient not only to the enlargement of your treasures of knowledge, but also to the improvement of your reasoning powers. There are many who read with constancy and diligence, and yet make no advances in true knowledge by […]

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Vintage Housekeeping Advice: Don’t Make Your Bed

I’m happy to report I have been following one part of the following advice faithfully nearly my entire life. Every child, boy as well as girl, should be taught to open the bed as soon as possible after it is left. Ideally every covering should be taken off separately and spread out by itself. This […]

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Charlotte Mason Journey

People often ask me if I have always been a Charlotte Mason homeschooler.  The answer is I thought I was. I started, as so many do, with Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s For the Children’s Sake, and it is a beautiful introduction to Mason’s methods. It resonated with me largely because of the good parts of my […]

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Chaos in education

From a book published in 1907, a surprisingly familiar complaint about the chaos and clash of philosophies and practice in education.  A few words and phrases are dated, but change hygiene to sex ed, temperance to drugs or substance abuse, vivisectionist to nutrition advice, etc. and you can see how current it all begins to sound. , Fifteen thousand […]

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Bolshevistic propaganda in Schools

“Find out how the county commissioners spend the county taxes. Make a point of discovering how many citizens in your town have no water meters and pay a nominal water tax while they use enough to turn the machinery of an industrial plant. You will be astonished to learn how much sly waste there is […]

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