Great Lessons

Introduction
The Beginning
Timeline of Life
Coming of Humans
History of Numbers
History of Language

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Universe

Welcome to Cosmic Education Classes! Cosmic Education is a term used in Montessori education symbolizing the whole child in relation to the world and the universe. Maria 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!

With this site, I hope to introduce my classes, and compare various teaching methods I use in my classes. Since there are other sites that deal with more traditional materials, I focus on methods including Waldorf, Enki, Charlotte Mason, and Montessori.

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? I hope my classes help your children find their gifts through these eclectic and non-traditional forms of homeschooling.

Parent and Student Testimonials

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!

Monday - Oak Ridge
Classes start August 2016!

Apologia Physical Science
CSI: Forensic Science
Apologia Marine Biology
Astronomy: Stargazers to Starships


Tuesday - Tomball
Classes start August 2016!

Teaching with Movies: Crime, Poison and Punishment
Writing: Essay Voyage
Latin: Caesar's English
Environmental Science

Psychology: A Christian Perspective
Astrophysics: Behold the Heavens

Thursday - Rosehill
Classes start August 2016!

Apologia Physical Science
CSI: Forensic Science
Apologia Marine Biology
Astronomy: Stargazers to Starships


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