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Welcome to Cosmic Education! With this site, I hope to introduce and compare various teaching methods used in the homeschooling community. Since there are other sites that deal with more traditional materials, I plan to focus on holistic and living methods of homeschooling, including Waldorf, Enki, Charlotte Mason, and Montessori. In some ways, these methods aren't very similar. And, while it is true that they often contradict each other, in other ways, they often complement one other.

I chose the name Cosmic Education because it is a term used in Montessori education symbolizing the whole child in relation to the world and the universe. Montessori also called the lessons learned in Cosmic Education her Great Lessons. From this perspective, every topic of education can fall under one of the Great Lessons - The Beginning, Timeline of Life, Coming of Humans, History of Numbers, or History of Language.

So you could say, by learning via Cosmic Education, you are learning about life, the universe, and everything! Thanks to Douglas Adams for that terminology. I guess I could just say 42. Or, as my Marine Biology students say, the answer to everything is ... basalt!

Maria Montessori once said, "Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." Homeschoolers do that task naturally, but they often become perplexed over the question - which curriculum is right, and which one is wrong? How can I help my child find his potential, his giftedness? Hopefully this site will help guide you along the path!

2014-2015 Classes

What people have said about Robin's classes ...

I will definitely consider your class because everyone knows that your classes are fun! My daughter really enjoyed your writing class last year. I underestimated how much she really learned because it was such a laid back class.  This year she kept surprising me with info and when I asked her about where she learned it, she stated, "Ms. McDonald's class!"  She learned way more than I thought she did and in a fun way.

BEST. TEACHER. EVER! I miss you SO MUCH! You are so funny and sweet and caring and creative!  The Co-Op days were some of the best out of my life. I looked forward to you class every week. I miss you a ton and wish I could take summer school from you!

I couldn't ask for a better teacher. You're by far one of the most intelligent, estimable women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and I've loved being in your classes these past couple years.

S. came home so excited about your class! Thanks for being "that" teacher!

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Monday - Oak Ridge
General Science
Physical Science
Marine Biology
Astronomy
CSI: Forensic Science and Anatomy
CSI: Criminology

Tuesday - Woodlands
Marine Biology
CSI: Forensic Chemistry

Herbology and Natural Health

Thursday - Rosehill
General Science
Physical Science
Marine Biology
Astronomy
CSI: Forensic Science and Anatomy
CSI: Criminology

Friday - Spring
Harp and Laurel Wreath
Movies as Literature - Middle Earth and Narnia

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