Education

TAILORED EDUCATION

Through Motivation

People engage content (or not) on a deeply personal level. We want to recover the subjective dimension of education and develop programs that help each person learn according to their core motivated abilities and personal calling. 

We are developing a Homeschool Curriculum and Gap Year program of experiential learning and vocational discernment.


FUNDAMENTALS OF MOTIVATED EDUCATION

Learn more about our approach to education, firmly grounded in the wisdom of the Catholic Church, here. 


1

DYNAMIC, RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Curriculum and teachers must both be highly dynamic. Curriculum should be flexible enough that 30 students can enter it in one place, yet end up in 30 different places at the end.

We create flexible, responsive curriculum that allows each student to tailor an educational journey to their unique design.

2

EXPERIENTIAL & ACTION-ORIENTED

Students can't truly know a thing until they get involved with it intimately. This includes physicality, interaction with a thing in a variety of contexts, and a general dwelling in it.

We guide students based on concrete actions: for example, writing, empathic listening, and putting the consequences of what they have learned into action. In short, skin in the game. Then, in periods of recollection, they can assimilate those experiences into an understanding of who they are. 

3

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE

Our culture is being shaped by a bias toward left-brain thinking, which causes fragmentation and reductionism in education. We want to recover the integrating force of the right-brain when it is in healthy balance with the left. In a word, wholeness.

When students know how to do this, they maintain a sense of wonder and awe and an openness to the fullness of new experiences as they reveal themselves in surprising ways. Students can more easily see the whole rather than getting lost in the parts, which never have the attractive, motivating power of whole beauty. In fact, anything less than the whole is a deformity. 

Students who see the whole are able to find meaning and direction in their personal narrative by understanding how it fits into the general narrative of salvation history. 


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