Classical Education

Karen Glass discusses why Norms & Nobility: A Treatise on Education by David Hicks is a seminal work that ought to be read by all educators.

Show Notes

About our Guest
Karen Glass is part of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, ages 13 to 27, who have been homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end.  Karen has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education for over twenty years and has written the popular books Consider This: Charlotte Mason and The Classical TraditionKnow and Tell: The Art of Narration, In Vital Harmony, and her newest book A Thinking Love: Studies from Charlotte Mason's Home Education.

Online Consulting and Courses with Karen
Karen also serves as a consultant for our podcast support team, Beautiful Teaching: Consulting in Classical Education.
She leads a book study for our listeners through our online sessions.

Click the links to register for her online Book Studies
January, 2023- Norms & Nobility
March, 2023- Know & Tell: The Art of Narration

Show Notes
Karen has lead book studies with Norms & Nobility in the past and is well-versed in this seminal book. We discuss why this book is so important and what exactly Hicks is inferrring with his title. We discuss Adrienne's favorite passage in the book and how it impacts our teaching methods.  

Resources and Books & Mentioned In This Episode
Norms & Nobility by David Hicks
Consider This by Karen Glass
Plato's Republic
Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
For the Children's Sake by Susan Sshaeffer-Macauley
How Then Shall We Live? by Francis Schaeffer
A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

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