The phases of learning are not a conveyer belt!
Core Phase: Foundational phase. Influences everything in the other phases. You never leave it behind. It will determine whether you have a successful scholar phase.
Love of Learning and Scholar phase depend upon and are always influenced by Core Phase.
Lessons of Core Phase:
Play - Unscripted, Unstructured
Good (Right vs. Wrong) -
Love (Relationships) - Learning how things are connected in the world, and their place in it.
Getting a great education is really about being able choosing the right.
Ghandi's Seven Social Sins
- Wealth without Work
- Pleasure without Conscience
- Science without Humanity
- Knowledge without Character
- Politics without Principle
- Commerce without Morality
- Worship without Sacrifice
Lessons of Love of Learning
- I can learn!
vs. Hate of Learning
- I have to be forced to learn
- Learning is stressful
- Learning is so complicated that I can only learn with trained professionals walking me through it.
- I don't know anything unless someone certifies that I do.
- I'm probably wrong about the stuff I think I know.
- I have to master this now or I'll be behind for the rest of my life.
- Things I'm interested in are not important
- Learning is one thing. What I feel and experience is another.
- When I am a mom/dad I will worry/beat myself up about what I am not doing and wonder if I should be doing what I'm doing.
- When I am a mom/dad I will say I know something is the right thing and then constantly second guess my decisions.
Hate of Learning 2.0
- I'm really great because I know how to read (do math, get good grades, etc.)
- _____ is dumb because he can't read.
- I'm cooler than ______ because I'm reading before him.
- We work hard on reading because mom/dad want to prove they are good parents.
- The most important thing I learn right now is skills.
- The faster I grow up the better.
- Once I am a mom/dad, I won't have to study anymore.
- I really need to fit in
- I really need to stand out.
Lessons of Scholar Phase
- Gaining a sense of mission
- Have a vision of who you want to become
- Develop Scholar Skills
- Develop abilities (character)
What phase am I in?
To find out, ask yourself: What do you do in your freetime?
For Children:Core Phase: PlayingLove of Learning: Collecting things, building things, reading, etc.
It's okay to bounce back and forth. It's not clear cut or a conveyer belt!
- Burn candle at both ends
- Spend my free time being distracted (facebook???)
- Life is chaotic, important relationships are strained.
Personal Core - I should be spending time in my core book every day.
Family Core - We should be spending time in our core book together every day. Is there a lot of fighting/bickering/tension? Need to take care of that.
Home Core - Need systems to help the home run efficiently.
Love of Learning
- Have fun with friends
- Go on field trips
- Hobbies, Closet full of unfinished projects
- Try to read a ton of books you checked out from the library on a million topics
It's easy to get addicted to this phase or get stuck here. Some LoL phase activities are better than others.
Sometimes you just need the freedom to enjoy a good LoL phase
But you might be distracting yourself from some core issues.
- Apply yourself to careful practice
TJed is based on naturally occurring developmental phases. (Erikson, Piaget, Vygotski, Dewey)
Erikson's Phases of Development
- How well did you learn the appropriate lessons of each of Erikson's Phases?
- How will these lessons contribute to a scholar phase?
- Are my children learning these lessons?
- Ponder the Core Phase Inventory questions and journal your thoughts to do an inventory of the condition of your core.
- What are your core values? Can you summarize what your core book teaches? Let's all give this one a try. Write it down.
- Make a plan or set a goal to live closer to your core values.
- Spend time daily in your core book. This is the most important challenge. Everything else is icing on the cake.