Ambleside Flourish Podcast
Parenting in a Digital Age Part 1 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 1 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 23, 2019

Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers enroll their kids in no tech Waldorf schools. Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page went to no tech Montessori schools as did Amazon creator Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales many parents intuitively understand that the ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids.

What is Education?

What is Education?

May 9, 2019

Cholmondeley, Essex, What is Education? An address given to a meeting of the Women’s Institute. 1925.

Bringing Children up Towards Maturity
Parents and Teachers in Authority and Under Authority
Expectations for Children as Persons
Children as Persons and Parents in Authority

Children as Persons and Parents in Authority

March 14, 2019

"The mystery of a person, indeed, is ever divine, to him that has a sense for the godlike.

 

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.4

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.4

March 7, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.3

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.3

February 28, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.2

February 21, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.1

February 14, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.2

February 7, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.1

January 31, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.3

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.3

January 24, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.2

January 17, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.1

January 10, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity. 

The Art of Narration - Defined and Demonstrated with Maryellen St. Cyr

The Art of Narration - Defined and Demonstrated with Maryellen St. Cyr

June 7, 2018

Charlotte Mason called narration the ground-plan of education. Maryellen St.Cyr instructs in this art of telling back with students of varied ages. See how students exhibit the power of narration as they have read/listened to a single reading with attention and concentration and "have in every case reproduced what they have read in narration"

This is a series of Videos demonstrating Narration the videos demonstrations are located here.

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 31, 2018

"To be a teacher you just manipulate their sense experience in such a way as to write on the blank slate of the students mind. We cannot as Christians believe that's all there is to education. As Christians we believe you can know God. And that is not just the processing of sensory information."​ ~Dr. Bill St. Cyr @ Educating With the Brain in Mind Seminar 

Dr. Bill St. Cyr is a gifted educator, counselor, teacher trainer and conference speaker. Since 2001, he has partnered with his wife in giving leadership to Ambleside Schools International. Prior to becoming Executive Director of ASI, Bill taught high school at Ambleside of Fredericksburg and spent ten years in private practice as a pastoral counselor. His professional experience includes serving as a youth minister, providing leadership to a discipleship ministry on Capitol Hill, and serving as assistant to the Chaplain of the United States Senate. Bill's academic degrees include B.A. in political science (Louisiana State University), M.A. in theology with an emphasis in patristics (Catholic University of America), and M.S. and Ph.D. in pastoral counseling (Loyola of Maryland). 

NOTE: The use of "animal brain"or the "reptilian brain" makes reference to the oldest of the three that controls the body's vital functions such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature and balance. The reptilian brain includes the main structures also found in a reptile's brain: the brainstem and the cerebellum.

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Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr

May 24, 2018

"Charlotte Mason used the analogy as food for the mind as food for the body. What are we eating? What are our children eating? What is their mind food? Not just in the hours of school but in the hours of home. What are they feasting upon? Or what are they starving for?" ~Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr Educating With the Brain in Mind 

Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr M.Ed. A professional educator for more than 30 years, Maryellen St. Cyr has spent thousands of hours in the classroom and hundreds of hours observing other educators. Possessing a passion for a congruent, life-giving method of education, she has become one of the foremost experts on the "common sense" educational philosophy of 19th-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. Maryellen is a primary author of When Children Love to Learn and founder of Ambleside School of Fredericksburg and Ambleside Schools International. 

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Education is 99% Habits and 1% Knowledge with Maryellen St. Cyr Part 2 [BASECAMP Live]

Education is 99% Habits and 1% Knowledge with Maryellen St. Cyr Part 2 [BASECAMP Live]

May 7, 2018

Classical Christian parents and educators are fond of saying “education is more than information – it is formation”… but what does formation really look like in a practical way? 100 years ago British educator Charlotte Mason wrote on how affections and habits are formed, noting what neuroscientists are now claiming as a new discovery!

Maryellen St. Cyr went through a dramatic shift in her understanding of education after spending time researching the British educator Charlotte Mason and now runs 21 schools around the world based on this philosophy of education. Mason’s insights on how children learn and how thoughts and affections are formed is a critical element often missing in our homes and classical Christian schools. Join us along with David Goodwin, president of the ACCS on this episode of BaseCamp Live.

Maryellen St. Cyr is the Founder of Ambleside School of FredericksburgAmbleside Schools International and Ambleside Homeschool. 
A professional educator for more than 30 years, Maryellen has spent thousands of hours in the classroom and hundreds of hours observing other teachers. Possessing a passion for a congruent, life-giving method of education, she has become one of the foremost experts on the “common sense” education philosophy of 19th-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. Maryellen is a primary author of When Children Love to Learn and shares insights into education here.

Education is 99% Habits and 1% Knowledge with Maryellen St. Cyr Part 1 [BASECAMP Live]

Education is 99% Habits and 1% Knowledge with Maryellen St. Cyr Part 1 [BASECAMP Live]

April 30, 2018

Classical Christian parents and educators are fond of saying “education is more than information – it is formation”… but what does formation really look like in a practical way? 100 years ago British educator Charlotte Mason wrote on how affections and habits are formed, noting what neuroscientists are now claiming as a new discovery!

Maryellen St. Cyr went through a dramatic shift in her understanding of education after spending time researching the British educator Charlotte Mason and now runs 21 schools around the world based on this philosophy of education. Mason’s insights on how children learn and how thoughts and affections are formed is a critical element often missing in our homes and classical Christian schools. Join us along with David Goodwin, president of the ACCS on this episode of BaseCamp Live.

Maryellen St. Cyr is the Founder of Ambleside School of FredericksburgAmbleside Schools International and Ambleside Homeschool
A professional educator for more than 30 years, Maryellen has spent thousands of hours in the classroom and hundreds of hours observing other teachers. Possessing a passion for a congruent, life-giving method of education, she has become one of the foremost experts on the “common sense” education philosophy of 19th-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. Maryellen is a primary author of When Children Love to Learn and shares insights into education here.

How do we form a human soul? What Charlotte Mason knew about the art of education. [BASECAMP Live]

How do we form a human soul? What Charlotte Mason knew about the art of education. [BASECAMP Live]

April 23, 2018

How do we make education a joyful discovery? Is it knowledge alone or do relationships have something to do with it? What kind of relationship does your child have with history, with their siblings, with math, with their teacher? If relationships are important, how do we shape the affections of what our children love? Perhaps the environment we create, and what we celebrate or criticize can have a huge impact. Learn more about what Charlotte Mason knew about children and how they learn as we welcome Bill St. Cyr, co-founder of Ambleside Schools International.