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ticklespike, September 26, 2019 in
Introduction to Classical Education
As a recently “retired” or “unemployed” homeschool parent, I have felt somewhat lost. Then I watched a lecture in which Andrew Kern talked about Classical Christian Education in terms of “perceiving and receiving” truth as well as “beholding” and “becoming.” That is what led me to ClassicalU and this beautiful introductory course by Dr. Perrin. It occurred to me that as I continue doing what I love (studying, wondering, sharing, becoming), I might also become a potential guide through this empty-nest transition for younger homeschooling moms in my established homeschooling community. I’m already a leader amongst the families, so it would be natural. Since there is no time limit on the blessings of “beholding” and “becoming,” I’m looking to the classics in a new season of life. I wonder if there might be a sub-group of us at ClassicalU who have “lost” our traditional students. Is anyone else in my situation? Are any of you reaching out to fellow adults and fellow-learners as students in this way?
That sounds like a beautiful thing to do and your experience could benefit many who are starting out on the classical education journey. I am just beginning but as yet have no students! At least in the classical sense. But friends and I have begun to come together to study and discuss the content on Classical U. Its very helpful to do with others..
I have not lost my students, but I think this is a beautiful perspective and models Biblical mentorship. I can think of nothing more classical than finding new purpose as a "retired" homeschool teacher.
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