Principles of Education for Life

Teacher Development

Course Topics

(This course was formerly called Introduction to EFL)

  • Essence of Education for Life
  • Specific Gravity and Motivating Children
  • Teaching the Whole Child
  • Working with Energy & Tying it All Together

Dates and Meeting Times

Course Dates for Fall 2017: Dates to be determined. Contact us if you are interested.

Meeting Time: Saturday mornings from 9 – 10:30 AM, Pacific Daylight or Standard Time

Virtual Classroom

Classes are limited to twelve and use the WebEx meeting platform. This provides a live, interactive session where you can see and hear the teacher and other participants. You will need an internet connection and headphones with a microphone attached.

Time Required

Prior to each meeting, participants will read text assignments and watch a video of the associated lecture. (Class videos are usually about an hour and a half) Follow-up assignments take from two to six hours monthly. Some assignments require interaction with a child or a class.

Required Reading Materials

These materials can be purchased at this link.


The cost is $525, plus a $50 registration fee. The price does not include the required textbooks. There is a discount for staff of Education for Life.

If you prefer to pay using PayPal rather than sending a check or using a charge card (or if you are not in the U.S.), you can use this link; however, the registration form is still required.

Additional Information

Other Information: All assignments returned by their due dates receive a personal response. There will be a final, open book exam. Students who successfully complete this course earn a Certificate of Completion as a step toward receiving an Education for Life Teaching Certificate.

Principles of Education for Life online course ((formerly Introduction to EFL) is great for teachers, administrators, and parents. To see specific information on the course, click on the appropriate heading below.