Today’s Real Homeschooling for Real Families post is written by Holly from Fulltime Homeschool Mom. She is writing about Classical Education while being a Stay at Home Mom or Working fulltime!
“Give a man fish he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will eat for the rest of his life.” Chinese Proverb. This was our motto and quote when we took our first steps to start homeschooling our kids. We didn’t want to give our kids education. We wanted to teach them how to learn and give them tools to apply learning so they can learn for the rest of their lives.
In my search for a method to use that fit our reasons for homeschooling, I came across The Well Trained Mind book by Susan Wise Bauer. Four months later it was confirmed that this book is a real gem and fit our criteria for our homeschool journey. Susan Wise Bauer said “A classical education is more than simply a pattern of learning, though. Classical education is language-focused; learning is accomplished through words, written and spoken, rather than through images (pictures, videos, and television). “