YMB #25 Teaching with Ideas: A Conversation with Brandy Vencel
Your loving your Morning Time with your kids. You have gathered a feast for their minds with living books, poetry, scripture, and Shakespeare, but something is missing. Where are all the deep meaningful conversations you had hoped to have with your children about the big ideas of life?
In this episode, Brandy Vencel joins us to talk about the marriage between facts and ideas, how to draw out big ideas from your living book read alouds using good questions. She encourages us to be patient as we introduce the ideas of virtue to our children.
She also talks about more practical issues such as how to introduce virtues without moralizing, how and why to choose the best literature when introducing big ideas, and which ideas might be more accessible for different ages.
Join us as Brandy helps us tackle the idea of ideas in our Morning Time.
Links and resources from today’s show:
- Start Here: A Journey Through Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles
- Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series
- Aesop’s Fables
- The Johnstown Flood
- Captains Courageous
- Lord of the Rings
- Chronicles of Narnia
- Norms and Nobility
- Romeo and Juliet
- Catcher in the Rye
- Mere Motherhood
Start Here: A Journey Through Charlotte Mason’s 20 PrinciplesThe Original Home Schooling Series by Charlotte MasonThe Classic Treasury of Aesop’s FablesThe Johnstown FloodCaptains Courageous (Maestro Reprints)The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. EditionThe Chronicles of Narnia Boxed SetNorms and Nobility: A Treatise on EducationRomeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)The Catcher in the Rye
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