Principles of Education for Life

Teacher Development

Dates and Meeting Times

  • The next Principles of Education for Life course will begin on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8am Pacific Time. Other meetings will be on September 29th, October 13 & 27th, and November 10th.

Course Topics

  • Education beyond Materialism
  • Attuning to the Child’s Real Self
  • Balancing Reason and Feeling
  • The Goal of Maturity
  • Natural Law and Discipline
  • Recognizing and Utilizing Teachable Moments
  • Child-Oriented vs Curriculum-Oriented
  • Progressive Development and Motivation
  • Identifying and Cultivating Student Leaders
  • Teaching the Whole Child: Body, Feeling, Will, & Intellect


Your are strongly encouraged to take the Experiencing Education for Life course first, but if scheduling doesn’t work out, it’s possible to start with the Principles of EFL. Both courses need to be completed before taking the Curriculum & Lesson Planning course.


The cost is $295, plus the price of the required textbook.

There is a discount for staff of Education for Life.

Virtual Classroom

Classes are limited to twelve participants 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 a good internet connection with an upload speed of at least 1.5Mbps and a webcam.

Certificate of Completion

Students who successfully complete all assignments for this course may request a Certificate of Completion.

This course is a step toward receiving  an Education for Life Teaching Certificate.

The Principles of Education for Life online course is great for teachers, administrators, and parents. To see specific information on the course, click on the appropriate heading on the box to the left.