Category Archives: education

1900s: Movies and recordings for school use

Because we post post moderns are so often completely cut off from the past, even the recent past, lacking context and judging the past on the basis of our ignorance, we make some silly mistakes. One of them is assuming that that movies and recordings were just not available for educational use until our era. […]

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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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