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

6/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:04:30

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

5/31/2018
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"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...

Duration:00:24:57

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

5/24/2018
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"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...

Duration:00:55:33

Education is 99% Habits and 1% Knowledge with Maryellen St. Cyr Part 2 [BASECAMP Live]

5/7/2018
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Classical Christian parents and educators are fond of saying “education is more than information – it is formation”… but what does formation really look like in a practical way? 100 years ago British educator Charlotte Mason wrote on how affections and habits are formed, noting what neuroscientists are now claiming as a new discovery! Maryellen St. Cyr went through a dramatic shift in her understanding of education after spending time researching the British educator Charlotte Mason and now...

Duration:00:21:56

Education is 99% Habits and 1% Knowledge with Maryellen St. Cyr Part 1 [BASECAMP Live]

4/30/2018
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Classical Christian parents and educators are fond of saying “education is more than information – it is formation”… but what does formation really look like in a practical way? 100 years ago British educator Charlotte Mason wrote on how affections and habits are formed, noting what neuroscientists are now claiming as a new discovery! Maryellen St. Cyr went through a dramatic shift in her understanding of education after spending time researching the British educator Charlotte Mason and now...

Duration:00:30:02

How do we form a human soul? What Charlotte Mason knew about the art of education. [BASECAMP Live]

4/23/2018
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How do we make education a joyful discovery? Is it knowledge alone or do relationships have something to do with it? What kind of relationship does your child have with history, with their siblings, with math, with their teacher? If relationships are important, how do we shape the affections of what our children love? Perhaps the environment we create, and what we celebrate or criticize can have a huge impact. Learn more about what Charlotte Mason knew about children and how they learn as we...

Duration:00:29:02

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 5: Questions and Answers

2/25/2018
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Part 5 – Questions and Answers Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International, answers questions on Bringing up Joyful Children. Subscribe to Flourish Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | iHeart Radio | RSS Feed Watch on Youtube | Vimeo

Duration:00:30:12

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 4: Additional Skills of Joy

2/25/2018
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Part 4 – Additional Skills of Joy In the final part of his series on “Bringing up Joyful Children,” Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International identifies: additional joy skills, the capacity to handle the six painful emotions and the ability to return to joy. Dr. St. Cyr concludes with several practical recommendations on how to build joy in the lives of our children. Subscribe to Flourish Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | iHeart Radio | RSS...

Duration:00:18:51

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 3: The Skills of Joy

2/25/2018
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Part 3 – The Skills of Joy The third part of a four-part series, Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International identifies three skills essential to building a joyful life: the capacity for shared joy; the capacity to delight in the Good, True and Beautiful; and the habit of sweet thoughts. Subscribe to Flourish Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | iHeart Radio | RSS Feed Watch on Youtube | Vimeo

Duration:00:08:42

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 2: The Constituents of Joy

2/25/2018
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Part 2 – The Constituents of Joy The second part of a four-part series, Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International explores the fundamental constituents of a joyful existence: belonging, security, fruitfulness, and contentment. Listen to Flourish Podcast for Free: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | iHeart Radio | RSS Feed Watch on Youtube | Vimeo

Duration:00:24:33

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 1: The Definition of Joy

2/25/2018
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Part 1 – The Definition of Joy The first part of a four-part series, Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International gives us the definition of joy: providing examples of what it is and is not, contrasting it with happiness, and establishing it as a foundation of character. Listen to Flourish Podcast for Free: Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | iHeart Radio | RSS Feed Watch on Youtube | Vimeo

Duration:00:16:01

Method of a Lesson Part 2

2/21/2018
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The Method of the Lesson, as described by Charlotte Mason, is marked by five steps. Bill and Maryellen St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools International, continue discussing the of the Method of the Lesson, describing the reading of an episode, narration, and the second talk. While the teacher points to ideas in the text, the children must do the work of thinking and learning. ”The children themselves must do the mental work. They must engage their minds - they must do the attending; they must do...

Duration:00:10:16

Growth Focus

2/21/2018
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The heart of a child will shape how they live and how they experience life. “Growth means the formation of new habits, habits formed with the right kind of heart, the right kind of intrinsic motivations, which have to be cultivated relationally.” Dr. Bill St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools International, speaks of the importance of maintaining healthy relationships between teachers, students, and texts. Charlotte Mason wrote, “The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has...

Duration:00:02:18

Method of a Lesson Part 1

2/20/2018
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A renewing vision and philosophy of education must lead to an applied method. Bill St. Cyr of Ambleside Schools International discusses and gives examples of the first two steps of the 5-part Method of a Lesson used at Ambleside schools. It begins with a well-chosen text; this could be a book, a flower, or a musical composition. The relationship between the student and idea-rich texts is what Charlotte Mason meant by a living education. “Just as the human body needs nourishment and exercise...

Duration:00:07:20

Cultivating Relationships with Learning

2/19/2018
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In many school environments, children have to choose between subjects, and they are often drawn only to subjects they like. Charlotte Mason thought it should be otherwise. She envisioned an educational feast in which students develop wide relationships with this world. She called it our Great Inheritance. “As is often the case in traditional settings, people grow in the areas that they’re already interested in. And yet, what we’ve seen at Ambleside, is real joy and real delight in learning...

Duration:00:07:53

Building the Passion to Know

2/18/2018
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Is the true goal of education to learn? Or is it to win a prize and impress others? “Build the character; build the love for learning; build the passion to know; build the discipline to work well – [and] all of that takes care of itself.” Ambleside Schools curriculum includes 16-17 subjects, following Charlotte Mason’s idea of the importance of giving children as many relationships as possible at the very beginning of their lives. Bill and Maryellen St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools...

Duration:00:05:43

Establish a Strategy

2/17/2018
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Habit formation is an exercise in formation, cultivation, and helping children grow up – it is not an exercise in controlling the child for one’s own comfort. Proper habit formation includes an inspiring Idea, a joyful working alliance, and establishing a strategy. Bill St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools International, discusses the important steps in exercising a strategy for growth. “When we act with what Charlotte Mason calls Tact, Watchfulness, and Persistence, then we find in the child those...

Duration:00:08:15

Building a Working Alliance

2/16/2018
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There has been a revolution in brain science in the discovery of the brain’s ability to form and reorganize neurological connections– neuroplasticity. Charlotte Mason argued for neuroplasticity 120 years ago: “Habit is to life what rails are to transport cars.” When we learn a new habit, we get a new brain as a result of these new neural connections. How do we train in the habit of managing distress well? Persevering when head and hand are tired? Bill St. Cyr of Ambleside Schools...

Duration:00:08:40

Training Good Habits

2/15/2018
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How do adults effectively support children in habit formation? Habits are best cultivated in a relational manner that reflects genuine care; Charlotte Mason describes this relationship as the “friendly ally.” Adults have to lay down the rails, do the leg work, stand beside the child, remain consistent, always joyful to be with the child. Bill St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools International, discusses how to cultivate a habit of humility, beginning with sowing an idea and building an alliance...

Duration:00:07:45

What is a Habit?

2/14/2018
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How do we lift children above what is their nature? Charlotte Mason wrote, “Habits are to life as rails are to a train.” Bill St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools International, discusses the role habit formation plays in the lives of individuals. “Charlotte Mason was a hundred years ahead of her time when it comes to her understand of how the brain functions. She knew that when a habit was formed, there was a change in the very grey matter of the brain. We now know much more clearly how that...

Duration:00:08:18