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Image 10On a gentle hill nestled on the Minnesota prairie, a group of like-minded educators gathers annually to discuss the nature and direction of their children’s education. They focus on a philosophy built on a clear view of God, the importance of relationships, and the practical realities of teaching and learning.  These educators are participating in the Living Education Retreat (LER) at Shalom Hill Farm in southwestern Minnesota.

The retreat features speakers who are nationally recognized as Charlotte Mason experts, teachers, and homeschoolers who are currently applying Mason methodologies.  Scheduled into the retreat is time for reflecting, processing, and discussing.  Meals are relaxed times of making new acquaintances and grappling with the ideas presented.  The retreat includes large-group plenary sessions as well as intimate breakout sessions, with speakers always willing to chat and answer questions informally.  The beautiful pastoral setting is perfect for sitting and contemplating or hiking and exploring.

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Nancy Kelly, co-founder and leader of the LER is a national speaker and consultant on the educational philosophy and pedagogy of Charlotte Mason. To find out more about The Living Education Retreat click here. You can follow this retreat at this link on Facebook:   The Living Education Retreat Facebook Page.  “To be placed on the early notification list for future retreats, please sign up here.”


Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly





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