Ambleside Homeschool a member of Ambleside Schools International

The homeschool division of Ambleside Schools International. See http://www.amblesidehomeschool.com for more information. The Ambleside Homeschool Mentor Program is an opportunity for home educators who are desiring a Charlotte Mason, philosophy-based education for their children, to become part of an educational support group which provides curriculum, teaching resources, training, guidance, and encouragement for the homeschool family.

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Photos from Ambleside Homeschool a member of Ambleside Schools International's post 09/08/2021

Ambleside is Back to School! We are SO grateful for the privilege of this work of educating the children in this beautiful way. We are also grateful that through this work we are all transformed and changed. All are challenged to learn and to grow through the exchange of knowledge and ideas--all partake in the nourishing feast that is a living education. May we be an encouragement to one another. We covet your prayers that we would continue to walk boldly in the midst of many uncertainties and unusual circumstances, with courage and confidence...that God would continue to guide and protect and provide. He has been so faithful. We ask for His vision and wisdom as we set our feet to this path with faith, hope, and love. And we extend our prayers and blessings to those of you who follow us and are faithfully following this vocation.

"Like all great ventures of life this that I propose is a venture of faith, faith in the saving power of knowledge and in the assimilative power of children. Its efficacy depends upon the fact that it is in the nature of things, that is, in the nature of knowledge and in the nature of children. Bring the two together in ways that are sanctioned by the laws of mind and, to use a figure, a chemical combination takes place and a new product appears, a person of character and intelligence, an admirable citizen whose own life is too full and rich for him to be an uneasy member of society.

Education is part and parcel of religion and every enthusiastic teacher knows that he is obeying the precept, 'feed my lambs'––feed with all those things which are good and wholesome for the spirit of a man; and, before all and including all, with the knowledge of God." ~Charlotte Mason, "A Philosophy of Education"

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

These past weeks, as the summer winds down, Ambleside homeschooling families have been busy preparing for the first day of school, and now it is here! Mother-teachers and father-principals with the guidance of their mentor have thoughtfully purchased their books and materials, prepared a vigorous but achievable daily schedule, and created an atmosphere in their home that invites learning and growing together around informing ideas. They’ve worked diligently to create an atmosphere where the children will flourish...seeking to tell and ask and know. If ever we question God’s will for our children, we can be certain that providing a living education is a true mandate. Pictured is an Ambleside home school room awaiting its guests!

"The days have gone by when the education befitting either a gentleman or an artisan was our aim. Now we must deal with a child of man, who has a natural desire to know the history of his race and of his nation, what men thought in the past and are thinking now; the best thoughts of the best minds taking form as literature, and at its highest as poetry, or, as poetry rendered in the plastic forms of art: as a child of God, whose supreme desire and glory it is to know about and to know his almighty Father: as a person of many parts and passions who must know how to use, care for, and discipline himself, body, mind and soul: as a person of many relationships,––to family, city, church, state, neighbouring states, the world at large: as the inhabitant of a world full of beauty and interest, the features of which he must recognise and know how to name, and a world too, and a universe, whose every function of every part is ordered by laws which he must begin to know.

...Our part is to give a child a vital hold upon as many as possible of those wide relationships proper to him. Shelley offers us the key to education when he speaks of "understanding that grows bright gazing on many truths." ~Charlotte Mason, " Philosophy of Education"

These past weeks, as the summer winds down, Ambleside homeschooling families have been busy preparing for the first day of school, and now it is here! Mother-teachers and father-principals with the guidance of their mentor have thoughtfully purchased their books and materials, prepared a vigorous but achievable daily schedule, and created an atmosphere in their home that invites learning and growing together around informing ideas. They’ve worked diligently to create an atmosphere where the children will flourish...seeking to tell and ask and know. If ever we question God’s will for our children, we can be certain that providing a living education is a true mandate. Pictured is an Ambleside home school room awaiting its guests!

"The days have gone by when the education befitting either a gentleman or an artisan was our aim. Now we must deal with a child of man, who has a natural desire to know the history of his race and of his nation, what men thought in the past and are thinking now; the best thoughts of the best minds taking form as literature, and at its highest as poetry, or, as poetry rendered in the plastic forms of art: as a child of God, whose supreme desire and glory it is to know about and to know his almighty Father: as a person of many parts and passions who must know how to use, care for, and discipline himself, body, mind and soul: as a person of many relationships,––to family, city, church, state, neighbouring states, the world at large: as the inhabitant of a world full of beauty and interest, the features of which he must recognise and know how to name, and a world too, and a universe, whose every function of every part is ordered by laws which he must begin to know.

...Our part is to give a child a vital hold upon as many as possible of those wide relationships proper to him. Shelley offers us the key to education when he speaks of "understanding that grows bright gazing on many truths." ~Charlotte Mason, " Philosophy of Education"

Pandemic Fuels a Home-Schooling Boom 08/26/2021

Pandemic Fuels a Home-Schooling Boom

"And first, let us consider where and what the little being is who is entrusted to the care of human parents. A tablet to be written upon? A twig to be bent? Wax to be moulded? Very likely; but he is much more––a being belonging to an altogether higher estate than ours; as it were, a prince committed to the fostering care of peasants." ~Charlotte Mason, "Home Education"

If you or someone you know is considering homeschooling and would like to implement well Charlotte Mason's beautiful and vigorous philosophy of education, we invite you to consider training in the Ambleside Method through our Homeschooling mentor program. Our trained staff has 20+ years of practice in the home and school classroom and we are so grateful for the opportunity to serve you! Visit our website at amblesideschools.com/home-school or contact Shannon Seiberlich at [email protected]

https://www.ncregister.com/features/pandemic-fuels-a-home-schooling-boom?fbclid=IwAR0czYuWl6_g1ZvKKBMMBQ26XXbJQ7uTSjVqHPafFAMv7VVFeD13hQ2oaL8

Pandemic Fuels a Home-Schooling Boom Educating within the domestic church continues to draw Catholic families seeking faith, flexibility and safety.

Timeline Photos 08/18/2021

It’s at this time of year that a kind of ‘cycle of life’ begins again. Like the birth of a child, we approach the first days of the new school year with great anticipation, expectation, and joy. The possibilities are many and new, and that is exciting! We must have a plan and a schedule, yes; we must also allow time to explore and wonder with our children...to spend time outdoors where we will have many opportunities to become well-acquainted with the Giver of life and Lover of our souls. God calls us to Himself in the clouds and the trees...in the song of the bird. Our tendency may be to the tasks. Our schedule will give us the rails to keep us on track for these. We must also make sure to schedule some sitting-time with our children when we observe and listen and wonder at God’s beauty together. As we begin this new year, let us prepare our lessons as well as our hearts and minds for learning and for growing in our love for God. And, like the Luna moth, we will be transformed!

"I make a point, says a judicious mother, of sending my children out, weather permitting, for an hour in the winter, and two hours a day in the summer months. That is well; but it is not enough. In the first place, do not send them; if it is anyway possible, take them; for, although the children should be left much to themselves, there is a great deal to be done and a great deal to be prevented during these long hours in the open air. And long hours they should be; not two, but four, five, or six hours they should have on every tolerably fine day, from April till October. Impossible! Says an overwrought mother who sees her way to no more for her children than a daily hour or so on the pavements of the neighbouring London squares. Let me repeat, that I venture to suggest, not what is practicable in any household, but what seems to me absolutely best for the children; and that, in the faith that mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them." ~C. Mason

It’s at this time of year that a kind of ‘cycle of life’ begins again. Like the birth of a child, we approach the first days of the new school year with great anticipation, expectation, and joy. The possibilities are many and new, and that is exciting! We must have a plan and a schedule, yes; we must also allow time to explore and wonder with our children...to spend time outdoors where we will have many opportunities to become well-acquainted with the Giver of life and Lover of our souls. God calls us to Himself in the clouds and the trees...in the song of the bird. Our tendency may be to the tasks. Our schedule will give us the rails to keep us on track for these. We must also make sure to schedule some sitting-time with our children when we observe and listen and wonder at God’s beauty together. As we begin this new year, let us prepare our lessons as well as our hearts and minds for learning and for growing in our love for God. And, like the Luna moth, we will be transformed!

"I make a point, says a judicious mother, of sending my children out, weather permitting, for an hour in the winter, and two hours a day in the summer months. That is well; but it is not enough. In the first place, do not send them; if it is anyway possible, take them; for, although the children should be left much to themselves, there is a great deal to be done and a great deal to be prevented during these long hours in the open air. And long hours they should be; not two, but four, five, or six hours they should have on every tolerably fine day, from April till October. Impossible! Says an overwrought mother who sees her way to no more for her children than a daily hour or so on the pavements of the neighbouring London squares. Let me repeat, that I venture to suggest, not what is practicable in any household, but what seems to me absolutely best for the children; and that, in the faith that mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them." ~C. Mason

Photos from Ambleside School of Colorado's post 08/17/2021

We pray the Lord's blessing upon the principals, teachers, families, and precious children as we eagerly and gratefully begin a new school year!

Timeline Photos 07/03/2021

One of the Ambleside Homeschooling families sent us this photo while on their visit to Montana this summer. Beautiful! Magnificent! Spectacular! No word seems to be enough. At first glance, my mind immediately retrieved a long-ago memory and whispered the words ‘purple mountain majesties...America, the beautiful.’ At once, I remembered the joy and gratitude that was bursting in my heart as I sang with my (public) school mates, ‘America! America! God shed His grace on thee!’...

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

In Home Education. Charlotte Mason wrote ‘some preliminary considerations’ before embarking on the nuts and bolts of her educational philosophy—some crucial ideas she urged the reader (parents) to have in the forefront of their mind. Among these ideas she wrote,

“A generation ago, a great teacher amongst us never wearied of reiterating that in the Divine plan “the family is the unit of the nation”: not the individual, but the family. There is a great deal of teaching in the phrase, but this lies on the surface; the whole is greater than the part, the whole contains the part, owns the part, orders the part; and this being so, the children are the property of the nation, to be brought up for the nation as is best for the nation, and not according to the whim of individual parents...children are a national trust whose bringing-up is the concern of all."

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, let us consider our part in what is best for the nation and humbly pray together with our whole heart that God would ‘mend ev’ry flaw’ of our beautiful America.

One of the Ambleside Homeschooling families sent us this photo while on their visit to Montana this summer. Beautiful! Magnificent! Spectacular! No word seems to be enough. At first glance, my mind immediately retrieved a long-ago memory and whispered the words ‘purple mountain majesties...America, the beautiful.’ At once, I remembered the joy and gratitude that was bursting in my heart as I sang with my (public) school mates, ‘America! America! God shed His grace on thee!’...

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

In Home Education. Charlotte Mason wrote ‘some preliminary considerations’ before embarking on the nuts and bolts of her educational philosophy—some crucial ideas she urged the reader (parents) to have in the forefront of their mind. Among these ideas she wrote,

“A generation ago, a great teacher amongst us never wearied of reiterating that in the Divine plan “the family is the unit of the nation”: not the individual, but the family. There is a great deal of teaching in the phrase, but this lies on the surface; the whole is greater than the part, the whole contains the part, owns the part, orders the part; and this being so, the children are the property of the nation, to be brought up for the nation as is best for the nation, and not according to the whim of individual parents...children are a national trust whose bringing-up is the concern of all."

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, let us consider our part in what is best for the nation and humbly pray together with our whole heart that God would ‘mend ev’ry flaw’ of our beautiful America.

Timeline Photos 06/16/2021

Today's Wednesday Words directs us to consider the meaning of 'must.' In light of our culture where we tend to live for things rather than for others. What is our role in bringing up dutiful persons? Read more on our blog. Link in bio.

https://www.amblesideschools.com/blog/teacher-homeschool/wednesday-words-duty

Today's Wednesday Words directs us to consider the meaning of 'must.' In light of our culture where we tend to live for things rather than for others. What is our role in bringing up dutiful persons? Read more on our blog. Link in bio.

https://www.amblesideschools.com/blog/teacher-homeschool/wednesday-words-duty

Timeline Photos 06/11/2021

June 9 - One Day, One Year Apart: An Ambleside Teacher's Reflection:

“It is good to be me here with you.

These words had been written on the white board in our empty classroom for almost three months. As I tried to scrub away the marker residue, I was reminded of all the things we had lost in those months, and I was overcome with both a feeling of profound sadness and sweet relief. I was sad because of all the time I had missed with my precious students; but I was also relieved that the trials of distance learning were over. Not knowing how to reconcile those two feelings, I went home and wrote a reflection on the year:

One of my students called March 12 our "last Together-Day;" the name stuck, and memories of that last day in the classroom have carried us through these difficult months. Standing in my classroom, trying to scrub off the residue from a schedule written in ExpoMarker that's been written on my board for almost three months, I'm reminded of how we started our very last Together Day -- the same way we began every Thursday -- with Lectio Divina, a "sacred reading." We quieted our hearts and meditated together on Psalm 34:4-5:

I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
Their faces will never be ashamed.

We didn't know that was going to be our last meditation together, but He did; we didn't know it would be our Last Together-Day, but He did. And He gave us the words of strength and encouragement we would need to carry us through..."

Read the full blog article on our site: https://www.amblesideschools.com/blog/teacher-reflections/june-9-one-day-one-year-apart-ambleside-teachers-reflection

June 9 - One Day, One Year Apart: An Ambleside Teacher's Reflection:

“It is good to be me here with you.

These words had been written on the white board in our empty classroom for almost three months. As I tried to scrub away the marker residue, I was reminded of all the things we had lost in those months, and I was overcome with both a feeling of profound sadness and sweet relief. I was sad because of all the time I had missed with my precious students; but I was also relieved that the trials of distance learning were over. Not knowing how to reconcile those two feelings, I went home and wrote a reflection on the year:

One of my students called March 12 our "last Together-Day;" the name stuck, and memories of that last day in the classroom have carried us through these difficult months. Standing in my classroom, trying to scrub off the residue from a schedule written in ExpoMarker that's been written on my board for almost three months, I'm reminded of how we started our very last Together Day -- the same way we began every Thursday -- with Lectio Divina, a "sacred reading." We quieted our hearts and meditated together on Psalm 34:4-5:

I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
Their faces will never be ashamed.

We didn't know that was going to be our last meditation together, but He did; we didn't know it would be our Last Together-Day, but He did. And He gave us the words of strength and encouragement we would need to carry us through..."

Read the full blog article on our site: https://www.amblesideschools.com/blog/teacher-reflections/june-9-one-day-one-year-apart-ambleside-teachers-reflection

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