Description of a RiverTree Teacher

The time is fast approaching when I will need to start interviewing and hiring teachers for the fall of 2009. In preparation I have prepared a little description of a RiverTree School teacher. If you know anyone like this who might be interested, please let me know.

RiverTree teachers have an active, personal faith in Jesus Christ along with a desire to live out their faith in the classroom. They love books: classic stories, fairy tales, myths and legends, history, natural science, anything well written with good ideas. They love nature, art and music and many other subjects and want to introduce these things to their students. They are lifelong learners.

RiverTree teachers desire to have a discipling relationship with ten to sixteen children teaching them the habits of attention, respect, courtesy, honesty, thouroughness, accuracy, punctuality and many more. They are comfortable with a curriculum which uses few textbooks and requires teachers to master and teach their subjects without the usual educational aids and lesson guides.

Recognizing that RiverTree School exists for the purpose of implementing the method of Charlotte Mason, RiverTree teachers willingly submit to her philosophy and become her students. They eagerly seek to increase their knowledge and improve their practice by reading, discussing and attending educational internships.

RiverTree teachers have, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree. A teaching certificate and classroom experience are added benefits.

RiverTree School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex or national or ethnic origin.

HT to Ambleside School of Herdon, VA for the idea and some of the language.


Hi Mr. Nelson, My name is Tasha Irving and I go to...

Hi Mr. Nelson, My name is Tasha Irving and I go to church with Jim Farrant. He pointed me in your direction to begin a discussion on classical education. I am currently doing a master's degree at Bethel University and am looking at the classical model. My girls go to Nova Clssical in St. Paul and I hope to do my action research project there. My questions are these: do you have an resources, in particular research studies on the classical model? How does Charlotte Mason relate to the classical model? Thanks!Tasha