Short lessons & Narration.
Students are to design their own books about what they’ve learned.
A biblical worldview taught throughout all subject areas.
Not to be dumbed down or skipped through.
Memorize and recite regularly.
Teach with living books & in chronological order.
History & Geography taught simultaneously with Art & Music Appreciation taught within historical timelines.
An understanding of History, its effects, and the reasons behind it takes precedence over the memorization of historical data.
Nature Study with notebooking & art journaling.
Living books are a must.
A focus on Greek & Latin.
Poetry, Shakespeare & great literature to be read and memorized.
Utilizing classic texts to teach a biblical worldview.
A firm understanding of why.
Manipulatives, games & living books.
A combination of the mastery and spiral approach.
An emphasis on mental math.
Handicrafts over macaroni art.
Multiple instruments should be taught.
Drama & Dance should also be emphasized.
Allow for the freedom of expression.
Multiple languages should be taught.
Regularly listen to & read other languages.
A focus on Logic & Socratic Discussion.
No electronics, internet, computers, calculators etc. for younger students.
These ideas are taken from Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, Waldorf, as well as some of my own ramblings.