Habits for Life

Habits for Life

In 1890, Charlotte Mason wrote, “Is not physiology hurrying up with the announcement that to every man it is permitted to mould and modify his own brain?” By 1894, Mason clearly saw the implications: “Within our own time the science of Education has been absolutely revolutionised, not by educationalists, but by Physiologists, who have made the brain their specialty.” Why was physiology so impactful to education? Because, Mason explains, “this business of laying down lines towards the unexplored country of the child’s future is a very serious and responsible one for the parent. It rests with him to consider well the tracks over which the child should travel with profit and pleasure.”

Are the discoveries of 19th-century physiologists still relevant today? Can the parent really lay down lines of travel for the child’s future? These are the questions explored in this live recording from the 2019 Living Education Retreat. The accompanying slides are available for download.

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