Scholè – An Ancient Word for Modern Times
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This little word has helped open up a whole new world of thinking for me. Although I don’t feel like I can dive into what Scholè means for me just yet, I wanted to share the resources that are helping shape my understanding of what Scholè is all about:
It all started when a friend of mine… or was it my mom… hmm… Well, when someone introduced me to the book by Sarah Mackenzie, “Teaching From Rest.”
Although it is a very short book and an easy read, it took me two readings to come to an understanding of how this idea would work in my home. However, it affected me so much, that I now recommend it right and left regardless if you’re homeschooling your kids or not – I feel that it can apply to any home who wants to achieve that “unshakable peace.”
After reading it for the second time, I started to search for more of this concept. Thankfully, there was a whole list of recommended resources right in the back of that little book. I took a few of those recommendations and followed the trails. Here are of few of the resources I’ve encountered:
Recommended by Sarah Mackenzie:
Among the many resources available at this website, the podcast has been an immense blessing to me. The conversation is easy, even when the topics themselves are weighty. It helps to satisfy that longing for a deep and meaningful conversation when no one is available to talk to. After each podcast, I’m left with something relevant to ponder as we continue to seek truth, goodness, and beauty in our everyday lives.
Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
I’m not going to lie – this is not an easy read for me. I’m positive much of it goes right over my head. However, it helps to form myself as a person in the use of language and presentation of ideas that are both familiar and foreign. What does it mean to be leisurely? I’m sure Pieper’s conclusion is not what you would expect.
Holy Is the Day: Living in the Gift of the Present
I’ve pretty much just begun this book, but I have already been struck by the emotion present within it.
My Own Rabbit Trails:
At the moment, this is my most used resource. Whether it’s giving her perspective on what Scholè means or helping those of us who struggle with consistency, Mystie just makes sense. She also has a podcast called “The Simply Convivial Audio Blog” with short and sweet episodes.
I loved listening to Brandy on the Scholè Sisters Podcast, so I had to check out her blog. I was not disappointed. My biggest take-away was in planning our homeschool curriculum for next year. We’ll be using Ambleside Online, and Brandy is an AO pro! She also has a podcast titled “Aftercast.”
I will admit that I don’t turn to Pam as often as I do Mystie and Brandy; however, I do love to listen to her on the Scholè Sisters Podcast. Turn to Pam for Morning Time Plans, Homeschool Support, and consistency support!
Sarah Mackenzie did recommend a couple of videos by the Circe Institute. However, what I have really enjoyed is the collection of podcasts that the Institute puts out. “The Mason Jar” and “Ask Andrew” are two of my favorites!
I hope this little collection of resources helps you in your journey to discovering Scholè in your life!
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