The Mindful Heart Approach
What can you expect to find by following The Mindful Heart approach?
The Mindful heart guides families in cultivating mindful hearts by approaching education with a heart-based focus.
So what does a heart-based education look like?
A heart-based education
- focuses less on memorized facts and more on having a deep and personal understanding of the information.
- teaches not what to think but how to think.
- invites discovering the arts, exploring nature, and learning through good literature, experiences, games, and hands-on activities.
- encourages love and appreciation for Jesus Christ and His gospel.
- is never forced.
- is individually-paced, line-upon-line learning.
- promotes an atmosphere that develops and nurtures a love of learning.
- develops the whole person—heart, mind, body, and spirit.
- is one which leaves the individual inspired to bless the lives of others.
- guides families in learning how to learn.
David A. Bednar described perfectly this last goal of a heart-based education. He said, “When I was younger, I thought education meant going to school, taking tests, and getting good grades. But as I grew older, I began to learn the difference between doing well in school and becoming educated. A person can do well on tests and still not be educated. True education is learning how to learn. Once I discovered that lesson, learning became fun.”
The Mindful Heart Team is working tirelessly on developing resources to guide families in cultivating a heart-based learning atmosphere in the home. Watch for future announcements about our products.
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Painting Credit: “A Little Bookworm” by Eduard Swoboda, 1902
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