Such an important message for parents, homeschoolers and school teachers. Children are not empty vessels to be filled, but thinking beings. To train our kids to pass tests teaches them to be passive observers of life.
I think that many of us who study the works of Charlotte Mason understand that her founding principle of education was the personhood of children. She says in the preface to the Home Education Series, “The central thought, or rather body of thought, upon which I found, is the somewhat obvious fact that the child is a person with all the possibilities and powers included in personality.” The little phrase “ body of thought” aptly conveys that there is much to say about personhood. Understanding who we are as image bearers of God is truly a “body of thought” and cannot be easily defined or stated in a few words.
However, one idea about personhood that I wish to introduce to you and explore briefly in this blog is the “Sabbath of Learning,” a term I’ll use to describe the need of children, as image bearers, to have time…
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