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Opportunities at Home

Opportunities at Home

June 13, 2019

Last time, we heard from Essex Cholmondeley about opportunities, the opportunities parents have at home “to bring children up to be or to do” to be the kind of persons who have the power to live the life God has given them in exactly the way God intends, complete in mind, heart and soul with “the needs of something to love, something to do and something to think about.” It’s a lofty work indeed, to bring children up in these varied relationships. In truth,  each parent and each teacher are a part of this work already, consciously or unconsciously. more

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 3 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 3 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

June 6, 2019

Modern technologies propagate a value system. Winners win and losers lose but is that a true statement?

Is the purpose of life. To make it to the one percent? Or would I or which would I rather have my child be? A neurotic performance-oriented performance driven member of the one percent. Or totally average in lifestyle but knows how to love his spouse and care for his children enjoys that which is good true and beautiful has a rich relationship with ideas and books as many friends and is a blessing to everyone in the neighborhood a quote winner one rich in the relation of life to set different value systems. Which do you want for your child?

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 2 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 2 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 30, 2019

What's the most formative influence in that child's life. Is it parents? Is it teachers? I promise you it's the screens that's what's shaping the child's character. Every child is born knowing there are things worth having and things worth avoiding but they're absolutely clueless what those are. Their affections are set first by the parents, then by the tribe. What do you desire? Child What do you want?  Those desire we're not random events. They were cultivated. And they were cultivated by somebody or some thing.And. It's a function of quality time. Whoever has the most quality time with the child gets to do the most shaping of the affections. 

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 1 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 1 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 23, 2019

Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers enroll their kids in no tech Waldorf schools. Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page went to no tech Montessori schools as did Amazon creator Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales many parents intuitively understand that the ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids.

What is Education?

What is Education?

May 9, 2019

Cholmondeley, Essex, What is Education? An address given to a meeting of the Women’s Institute. 1925.

Bringing Children up Towards Maturity
Parents and Teachers in Authority and Under Authority
Expectations for Children as Persons
Children as Persons and Parents in Authority

Children as Persons and Parents in Authority

March 14, 2019

"The mystery of a person, indeed, is ever divine, to him that has a sense for the godlike.

 

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.4

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.4

March 7, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.3

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.3

February 28, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.2

February 21, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.1

February 14, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.2

February 7, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.1

January 31, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.3

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.3

January 24, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.2

January 17, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.1

January 10, 2019

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The Art of Narration - Defined and Demonstrated with Maryellen St. Cyr

The Art of Narration - Defined and Demonstrated with Maryellen St. Cyr

June 7, 2018

Charlotte Mason called narration the ground-plan of education. Maryellen St.Cyr instructs in this art of telling back with students of varied ages. See how students exhibit the power of narration as they have read/listened to a single reading with attention and concentration and "have in every case reproduced what they have read in narration"

This is a series of Videos demonstrating Narration the videos demonstrations are located here.

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 31, 2018

"To be a teacher you just manipulate their sense experience in such a way as to write on the blank slate of the students mind. We cannot as Christians believe that's all there is to education. As Christians we believe you can know God. And that is not just the processing of sensory information."​ ~Dr. Bill St. Cyr @ Educating With the Brain in Mind Seminar 

Dr. Bill St. Cyr is a gifted educator, counselor, teacher trainer and conference speaker. Since 2001, he has partnered with his wife in giving leadership to Ambleside Schools International. Prior to becoming Executive Director of ASI, Bill taught high school at Ambleside of Fredericksburg and spent ten years in private practice as a pastoral counselor. His professional experience includes serving as a youth minister, providing leadership to a discipleship ministry on Capitol Hill, and serving as assistant to the Chaplain of the United States Senate. Bill's academic degrees include B.A. in political science (Louisiana State University), M.A. in theology with an emphasis in patristics (Catholic University of America), and M.S. and Ph.D. in pastoral counseling (Loyola of Maryland). 

NOTE: The use of "animal brain"or the "reptilian brain" makes reference to the oldest of the three that controls the body's vital functions such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature and balance. The reptilian brain includes the main structures also found in a reptile's brain: the brainstem and the cerebellum.

Video here

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr

May 24, 2018

"Charlotte Mason used the analogy as food for the mind as food for the body. What are we eating? What are our children eating? What is their mind food? Not just in the hours of school but in the hours of home. What are they feasting upon? Or what are they starving for?" ~Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr Educating With the Brain in Mind 

Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr M.Ed. A professional educator for more than 30 years, Maryellen St. Cyr has spent thousands of hours in the classroom and hundreds of hours observing other educators. Possessing a passion for a congruent, life-giving method of education, she has become one of the foremost experts on the "common sense" educational philosophy of 19th-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. Maryellen is a primary author of When Children Love to Learn and founder of Ambleside School of Fredericksburg and Ambleside Schools International. 

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