Fall 2014: Organic Learning

We’ve spent a lot of time at Oak Meadow in the past year considering what makes our curriculum and school unique, and a phrase that kept popping up was organic learning. This captures the essence of OM’s natural style of learning: a combination of nature-based lessons and environmental stewardship, awareness of the developing child’s needs and abilities, and the integration of subjects into a relevant and meaningful whole. For homeschooling families, organic learning also encompasses a style of parenting that flows along similar lines, weaving life and learning together naturally. In this issue of Living Education, you’ll see how this concept plays out in real life.