We have returned from our homeschooling conference, pedagogically filled and pleasantly exhausted. I am attempting to sift through my notes, all of which were haphazardly written on the backs of the pages from our information packet (maybe I should have gone to the workshop on organization). When I complete that task, I will write more about the conference and the speakers that moved me.
Until then, I leave you with a special moment from the conference. I have been trying to compile information to explore history from the perspective of peace. I have, however, been struggling to find helpful resources for this quest. Yesterday, I was sitting in one workshop and just got a feeling that it wasn't going to be all that helpful to me, so I decided to go to the workshop next door. That speaker offered 7 educational philosophies, the final one being an education of compassion. During that discussion, he mentioned the idea of looking at history from a perspective of peace. This is the first I have heard anyone discuss this idea since I first heard it my freshmen year of college 24 yeas ago. Serendipitous, no?
So, until I have more time to process the conference and my notes in writing, I leave you with some of the writings of the aforementioned speaker, David H. Albert. Though not necessarily about a history of peace, they provide a nice peak into his philosophies.
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