Water and Sunshine of Education
Five Elements to Nourish the Heart and Mind
Family story time is most effective when it includes all five elements of a heart based education. These elements include:
Storytelling in an atmosphere of warm relationships provides the water and sunshine of heart/mind education.
The most effective stories for nourishing the heart include:
Learn more about the Water and Sunshine of Education by clicking on our Stories page.
"The Biggest Secret in Educational Success: TJEd Superfood" by Rachel and Oliver DeMille.
This article was published in a TJEd newsletter and explains the secret ingredient to educational success within the context of natural law and seasons of the year. This is a great read that provides additional insight into the garden allegory and what we like to call the water and sunshine of education.
Five Points of Heart/Mind Learning
By observing the cycles of nature as portrayed in the seasons and in the process of gardening, we discover how energy travels through the growth process. Energy travels through the heart and mind in a similar manner. The garden allegory identifies a simple five-step process than can be applied to learning and growth.
1. Define Principle or Concept
(Soil Preparation and Planting)
3. Skill Practice & Service (Nourish the plants with water and nutrients) 4. Evaluate, Organize & Apply (Pull out unwanted weeds)
5. Create & Share New Understanding (Share the Harvest)
Learn more about the 5 Points of Learning by clicking on the Five Points of Learning page.