Category Archives: education

Education as it was, 1890

Sharing this because I like this stuff, and also, lest we fall prey to the ‘it was better in the old days’ trope.  Sometimes it was, sometimes it was not.  From an 1890 periodical called ‘Journal of Education: “To the Editor of the Journal of Education. Dear Sir,- Last month you found space for a […]

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I wish I’d said that

From an 1890 Journal of Education: “Sooner or later the classicist argues, “Whatever the value of science, it is not indispensable, for I am wholly ignorant of it.” ” My dear Sir, one longs to say, “you are the very man in whose interests I am arguing. It is you who would he so much […]

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Large Family, homeschooling Charlotte Mason style

When you are homeschooling multiple children in various ages, programs like AmblesideOnline.org may seem overwhelming or even impossible.  Many homeschooling families choose unit studies or other programs which have several children of various ages studying the same topics at the same time. One thing to keep in mind is that if this approach still has […]

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Isaac Watts on Improving the Mind Via Lectures

from Improvement of the mind, by Isaac Watts, D.D. Ed. by Stephen Previously, we read Isaac Watts’ discourse on improving the mind by reading.  Here he explains how listening to oral teaching may improve the mind: III. The advantage of verbal instructions by public or private lectures are these: 1. There is something more sprightly, more delightful and […]

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Our Little Citizens- Primary Education Article, January, 1920 Part 1

SEveral things struck me about this article, some negative, some positive, some just historically interesting.  See what you think. Our Little Citizens Etta V. Leighton Civic Secretary, National Security League Book,  1920 January, 1920, must be more than “Happy New Year” month for teachers and children. There can hardly be a teacher anywhere who is […]

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