Why We Need to Practice the Art of Educating

Take for example the realm of music. A man may play a piece of great music quite accurately, he may make no mistakes at all, and yet it may be true to say of him that he did not really play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. He played the notes correctly, but it was not the Sonata. What was he doing? He was mechanically striking the right notes but missing the soul and the real interpretation. He wasn’t doing what Beethoven intended and meant.

That, I think, is the relationship between the whole and the parts. The artist, the true artist, is always correct. Even the greatest artist cannot afford to neglect rules and regulations, but that is not what makes him the great artist. It is this something extra, the expression, it is the spirit, it is the light, it is the whole that he is able to convey.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount


Additional Resources

Focusing on the HeartFocusing on the Heart
The art of teaching to the heart.

Making the Case for Educating Ourselves
The art of working on the whole.

10 Tips for Providing a Non-Generic Education

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The art of a personalized and individual education.

Bending Education to Fit the Child
The art of traveling alone.

3 Considerations When Setting the Atmosphere3 Considerations When Setting the Atmosphere
The art of the environment.

18 Ideas for Remaining Creative and Inspired
Art-inducing help.

12 Ideas for Inspiring Creativity12 Ideas for Inspiring Creativity
Inspiring the art (heart).