The Education For Life system is based on the premise that life itself is a school of learning. It is an approach which balances mind and heart, and body and spirit. It is not a dogmatic system, but expansive and focused on the students' own inner joy and peace.
Living Wisdom Schools know that a child who is given appropriate and self-expansive opportunities to express positive emotions, to exercise the body, and to experience calm, inner awareness, is prepared and eager to explore the world around him: intellectually, scientifically, socially, and artistically.
Education for Life acknowledges that only by learning to expand our sympathies to include the realities of others with one's own can a child, of any age, hope to find a measure of fulfillment and happiness in this school of life.We encourage each child, as appropriate for his reality, to strive for academic excellence.
We seek to nurture and equip each child with the tools of maturity that every human needs to learn and grow: strength of will, compassion and respect for others, knowledge and reason, idealism, and a sensitive appreciation for the indwelling Spirit that unites all life.
Living Wisdom School has created a Spirit-centered learning environment expressing universal values with an emphasis on respect for all religions and spiritual traditions. The seeds of Living Wisdom School's approach to spirituality have sprouted from the soil of yoga and meditation, with its emphasis on personal growth, proven holistic techniques for body, mind, and spirit, and universality of understanding and application.
Living Wisdom Schools emphasize practical, not only theoretical, realities. Its studies are experiential, not dogmatic. The unitive teachings of the great religions of the world are studied not eclectically but empirically with emphasis on the experiences of true saints in all religions, as well as from the point of view of the impact of spiritual experience on daily life.
A Sample Day at Preschool
Preschool Class 10:00 am-1:00 p.m.
Pre-kindergarten Class: 9:00 am-1:p.m.
Classroom activities include Flow Learning!
What is Flow Learning?
A teaching system based on universal principles of awareness and how people learn. The goal is to give students intuitive as well as intellectual understanding.
It has four stages:
Direct Experience, and
Flow Learning was developed by the Sharing Nature with Children Foundation.
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
9:10 - 9:30 Awake Enthusiasm
Opening "Energerization Superconcious Living Exercises, Braindance, Music, Circle, Story and introducing days activities.
9:30 10:05 Focused Attention
Free activity time, puzzles, blocks, science activity, reading, or focused project groups
10:05 - 10:15 Clean up
10:15 - 11:05 Direct Experience of Daily themes
Art , science, gardening or cooking projects
11:10-11:20 Clean up, washing hands, and setting tables, daily responsiblities
11:20 Lunch Time/Story
12:00-12:30 p.m. Marching, singing, and/or outdoor play!
12:30 Shared Inspiration ie Puppet Show
12:30 -1:00p.m. Pre-kindergarten finishing projects & pre-reading/math activities
for the day!
1:00 Parent Pickup