Educating in order to "Fatten up their Souls"Shall we discuss? I'm starting to get a glimmer, philosophically how this could work. It sounds beautiful and easy, eh? It is putting it into practice that I find daunting. What attracts/scares you?
- You'll read old stories together.
- You'll talk about what you read.
- You'll give them experiences seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting beautiful things.
- You'll give them the same sort of experiences with true and good things; especially in your words and treatment of them. [Dawn's note: yikes!]
- You'll give them opportunities to imitate/create true, good, and beautiful things - perhaps by memorizing them, or by narrating back to you, or by singing, or by painting, or drawing, or playing piano, or writing, etc.
- They will work in their part of the garden.
- You will find ways to discipline their wills. Sometimes, they will have to keep going when they want to quit, sometimes they will be told they can't have something they want (even if their brother has it), etc. Sometimes, through math or science.
- You will find ways to cultivate the perceptive powers of reason as well as the calculating powers. You will teach them to find and create harmonies.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Ed Philosophy: "Fattening up their souls"
Another CiRCE chat, more Andrew Kern quotes.