“If it is true that each generation has an obligation to introduce their successors to a higher plane of life, then we would like to add our portion to this aspiration.” – Charles and Helene Debelak
Sharing our Heritage & Legacy
Birchwood School of Hawken co-founders Charles and Helene Debelak discuss the goal of real education in this series for educators – teachers and parents. With a focus on Educating Children: Principles for Becoming, Mr. and Mrs. Debelak draw from their knowledge of educational history, the science behind learning, and their own experience working directly with children and young adults.
Real education creates momentum toward lifelong learning and lifelong fulfillment. It generates internal motivation and capacity for growth through the accumulation of attitudes, habits, skills, and knowledge, which enables children “to become what they can become.”