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Cultivating Wisdom and Virtue: A Restful Classical Education – Andrew Kern, Part 3

“We have to train the senses to discern good and evil, the physical senses, the moral senses, and the intellectual senses. That’s what I mean by virtues.” ~ Andrew Kern

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In this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, hostYvette Hampton engages in an insightful conversation with Andrew Kern, of the CiRCE Institute, about cultivating wisdom, virtue, and beauty in a child’s education. Discover invaluable insights on teaching from rest, importance of deliberation and proportion, selecting the right resources, and embracing the journey of education. Explore timeless wisdom and practical advice to equip and lead children towards a purposeful, Christ-centered life. 

 

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Discussion Questions:

  1. How does Andrew Kern define the word “curriculum,” and what are his objections to the traditional use of the term?

  2. What is the significance of the term “encyclopedia” in the context of education, as explained by Andrew Kern?

  3. According to Andrew Kern, what are the three key areas that should guide our thinking about curriculum?

  4. How does Andrew Kern define “deliberation” and “a sense of proportion” in the context of education, and why does he consider them so important?

  5. What does Andrew Kern mean by “cultivating wisdom and virtue” in children’s education, and how does it differ from focusing solely on grades?

  6. Andrew Kern discusses the importance of engaging in books and literature that prompt deliberation and the development of a sense of proportion. How do you think this approach to learning could impact a child’s education?

  7. Based on the discussion about art and the concept of order, share your thoughts on how a well-ordered environment and curriculum can contribute to a child’s education and understanding of the world.

  8. How does Andrew Kern emphasize the importance of incorporating wisdom and virtue into education rather than focusing solely on content? Why do you think this approach is significant in shaping a well-rounded and thoughtful individual?

 

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at CalledToTheTop.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.