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Jennifer Dow, from Expanding Wisdom, has created a wonderful course that gets right to the heart of what classical education is and how you can be a more classical teacher. It is called The 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling.
From the website:
The 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling is a self-paced online course for homeschooling parents to help you gain the skills, knowledge, and understanding you need to cultivate a vibrant homeschool consistent with the Christian Classical Liberal Arts Tradition.
What I loved most about going through this self-paced course is that it nourished my soul. I loved this quote that she shared:
"At the heart of a classical teacher is the heart of a co-inquirer."
I was so wrong.
Fast forward a few years and my educational world was rocked when I started hearing words like scholé and contemplation. Now my idea of classical education is filled with phrases like:
Truth, Goodness, & Beauty
Wisdom & Virtue
Multum Non Multa
Nourishing Your Soul
Ordering Your Loves
I still love the things that I initially learned about classical education, but I love what I'm finding out now even more. The difference now is that I know I am still learning. In fact, we are all still rediscovering the classical model.
Jennifer Dow has been through training at the CiRCE institute and has put all of her learning, studying, and research together in one place for us to benefit from!
Jennifer introduces a whole slew of new (or should I say 'old') phrases and ideas for us to slowly wrap our minds around.
The course is very deep, but is also very practical. She begins each (self-paced) module with a lesson, gives us points and ideas to reflect upon, and ends with practical applications for you to start on today!
This is something you can go through and then go through again and again, understanding it more deeply each time. I recommend going through the course slowly, actually taking time to write things down and think about the things that she asks you to think about. Your brain and your soul are in for a treat!
The full version of this course, including access to forums, live chats, and more is $225. Learn More or Enroll Now!
More features of the course:
Not ready for the full course? Jennifer now offers a Lite Edition of the course. You get to work through the Introductory Module and Module 1 at your own pace, letting your get a feel for the entire course, and equipping you with a greater knowledge of the Classical Christian Liberal Arts Tradition. As a bonus, if you decide that you want the whole course, you will get a $100 off coupon!
The Lite Edition is just $37! Learn More or Enroll Now!