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Through weekly conversations, three moms who have studied the Charlotte Mason method of education and put her ideas into practice in their homes join together to share with one another for the benefit of listeners by giving explanations of Mason's principles and examples of those principles put into practice out of their own teaching experience. These short discussions aim at providing information, support, and encouragement for others by unfolding the myriad aspects.
 
The weekly Simply Charlotte Mason homeschooling blog read by Sonya Shafer
 
Charlotte Mason Poetry is dedicated to promoting Charlotte Mason's living ideas. We strive to share an authentic interpretation of Mason’s life work through a combination of original and vintage articles by a wide variety of authors. Our team draws from and transcribes many rare and wonderful documents from the PNEU many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the web.
 
For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for all of you classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas out there – I like to call you Afterthinkers. You are thinking people – idea people – who never let a good book go to waste. You keep yourselves intellectually agile by reading books, often old books, seeking out the best that has been thought and said, and mixing it into your everyday lives of laundry and dishes and dinner and long division. At Aftert ...
 
Scholé Sisters is the podcast for the classical homeschooling mama who seeks to learn and grow while she’s helping her children learn and grow. Scholé Sisters is a casual conversation about topics that matter to those of us in the trenches of classical homeschooling who yearn for something more than just checking boxes and getting it all done. In each episode, we cover our Scholé RDA {places to go for inspiration and growth}, a topical discussion relying on principles we find in books by peo ...
 
Join us this fall as we delve into the principles and practices of Morning Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get them to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.
 
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The Mason Jar
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Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.
 
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Cultivating Grace
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Join us as we cultivate grace into the principles and practices of homeschool and motherhood. Homeschool experts and mom mentors will be here to share encouragement, tackle questions about homeschooling methods, learning styles, and help you cultivate a home and mom-life filled with learning and love. Right here -- every other Saturday.
 
Join author and speaker, Angela O'Dell, for encouragement. Psalm 62
 
Charlotte Mason advocated no formal education for children under age 6, so what do we do for kids younger than that? This podcast focuses on educating your child at home using the Charlotte Mason style.
 
The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers. The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time. Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh. Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education. As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with ...
 
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Editor’s note: On December 3, 1912, The Times Educational Supplement published a letter entitled, “Miss Mason on the Montessori System.” The following year, five introductory paragraphs were added to the letter, and it was published as Chapter VII of The Basis of National Strength. Two years after that, the original text of the 1912 letter (wit ...…
 
Would you be brave enough to let photographers document a day in your life? Our guest today did just that! Today we are joined by fellow homeschool mom and Instagram inspiration, Brandi McIntosh. She guided us through her process of habit training with her kids from chores to routines which gives a sense of peace in the home. Find her beautiful ...…
 
How do we support or undermine the proper attitude toward worthy work? Charlotte Mason writes that it begins with work that is intrinsically satisfying. Poor habits of thinking may overrule a sense of satisfaction with worthy work, and the most well-intentioned adults may inadvertently contaminate the atmosphere. “How do atmospheres get contami ...…
 
When we lived near Chicago, my husband John rode his bike for long treks in all kinds of weather. He liked to take the roads that led out of our suburb and into relatively undeveloped country, because they were less traveled. The upside of those roads was less traffic. The downside was that they had […] You Move Toward What You Focus On origina ...…
 
www.GG2HwithAngelaJordanPerry.tumblr.comEpisode #4: Being quick to reach out for help through vulnerability is key in homeschooling. Melissa AldrichMelissa Aldrich has been the wife of Derek for almost 12 years, and the mama of twins Aeralind, Bronwyn (8, 2nd grade), and Sedryn (K5 reading, 1st-5th grade everything else). We've homeschooled two ...…
 
How do we lift children above what is their nature? Charlotte Mason wrote, “Habits are to life as rails are to a train.” Bill St. Cyr, of Ambleside Schools International, discusses the role habit formation plays in the lives of individuals. “Charlotte Mason was a hundred years ahead of her time when it comes to her understand of how the brain f ...…
 
Cultivating children’s tastes and directing their affections toward what is good, true, and beautiful begins with the development of deeply satisfying relationships with worthy literature, music, art, and more, as well as with a consistent habit of working well. “The atmosphere, the way in which work is talked about, the way in which work is en ...…
 
The role of the teacher or parent in setting a classroom atmosphere of joy and order hinges on the nature of authority between the adult and the students. Does the teacher lead with an authoritarian or authoritative role? The authoritarian teacher leads by anxious and controlling means, setting an unpredictable and fragile atmosphere that squel ...…
 
Of all of the questions we received on homeschooling through high school with the Charlotte Mason Method, the area that raised the most concerns, by far, was composition. I find that fact interesting . . . and a bit ironic. Think about it. Most of us were given the traditional and typical separate classes focused […] Narration and Composition i ...…
 
Season 9: Real Life Homeschooling Tips Listen: Mystie: Alright, so in this episode we’re going to talk about keeping track of what needs to be done. If you have multiple children and multiple subjects to teach (and that’s pretty much all of us) then we have a lot to keep track of and a lot to make happen. So, I thought that we’d talk about diff ...…
 
We all love dear Charlotte, but let’s face it: she didn’t have to contend with video games, Netflix, or cheap Van Gogh prints in McDonald’s restaurants. Moreover, the world has changed in a century. How do we translate all the good in her thinking and educational philosophy into a robust, technologically-current, globalized educational model th ...…
 
In this interview, I talk with Jason Fletcher, founding Headmaster of Heritage School in Cambridge.Heritage is the only school I am aware of that is committed to (and actively promotes) a Charlotte Mason education in the UK. Jason explains its unique pertinence to the educational priorities of our times. We discuss,* The fight against apathy an ...…
 
In this episode of At Home, Jen Dees leads the discussion on “What is a Charlotte Mason Education”? The four of us all practice the Charlotte Mason philosophy in our home schools, so we begin by talking about what attracted us to Charlotte Mason in the first place. The answers range from short lessons and […]…
 
For quite a while I have been thinking about what it would look like to bring Charlotte Mason’s philosophy into Sunday School. When my pastor called a church meeting a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my ideas. The following is the email I wrote to him …
 
Editor’s Note, by Heidi Buschbach As I mentioned in my previous article, Musical Drill Practices, I have felt for many years that Mason’s music curriculum was sorely lacking the means to foster musical literacy in children. In my music training, I learned that children need to learn music internally, as we do a language, through ……
 
In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on “Staying Inspired in Home Schooling”. This is another in our September back to school series. And while it may be a little early in the year to feel uninspired about home schooling, we are here to prepare you for the day that it […]
 
In my last post we looked at how Mason developed her principles of education regarding rhythmic movement from special and general revelation. To develop her living principles, she studied God’s word and science, and she observed children. If you missed that post, I encourage you to go back and read or listen to it. It’s ……
 
Editor’s note: Helen Wix graduated from Charlotte Mason’s House of Education in 1903, but she began writing articles for The Parents’ Review even when she was still a student. In May of 1903, an examination in cardboard sloyd was held at the House of Education, and Wix “passed with distinction.” However, her distinction extended well beyond slo ...…
 
Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series on the teaching of physics by Richele Baburina, author of Mathematics: An Instrument for Living Teaching, published by Simply Charlotte Mason. In this series we are looking at the study of physics in a Charlotte Mason classroom using a Kipling poem as the device to ……
 
Editor’s Note, by Heidi Buschbach Charlotte Mason valued music as a significant part of “the feast.” The two main components of musical training are pitch (tune) and rhythm (time). Our author, Miss Dorothy Walker, carefully observed children and noticed that they tended to struggle with rhythmic expression when playing instruments. She felt the ...…
 
Rhythmic movement and sound can be observed all around you in the ticking of a clock, the daily movement of the sun, the marching of a band, and the crashing of the waves. The chicka-dee-dee-dee of a bird, the inching of a worm, and the mother rocking her baby to sleep while humming a tune …
 
Editor’s note: In 1902, George F. Husband left Stockton-on-Tees to work for the school system of neighboring Middlesbrough. There he eventually found himself headmaster of an elementary school. But it was no ordinary elementary school. It was a school “where the children came from among the poorest and most disreputable part of slumland, famili ...…
 
Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series on the teaching of physics by Richele Baburina, author of Mathematics: An Instrument for Living Teaching, published by Simply Charlotte Mason. Imagine that you are inside a space capsule—a spherical capsule with no front or back end. Its engines are off, so you are not accelerating. ……
 
Editor’s Note: In the April, 1914 issue of The Parents’ Review, Charlotte Mason introduced the PNEU to Rudolf Eucken (1846-1926). Mason knew the German philosopher from a book by Meyrick Booth which she reviewed that month. Mason wrote that Booth “shows what the thinkers of the past have done towards the solution of ‘the great and ancient probl ...…
 
My family and I are Charlotte Mason newbies, as in, I just finished my first month of implementing her philosophy. We are new, but we are in love with every aspect of her method. We have seen first-hand how embracing her approach creates peace and cultivates learning in the home. Charlotte Mason is the first ……
 
It is commonly known that Charlotte Mason left twenty principles as a compass to keep teachers on a steady course toward the right objective, but Mason also wrote six books. The Parents’ Review contains hundreds of articles. If the twenty principles cover everything, why is there so much literature on Mason’s method? I have a ……
 
Editor’s Note: I have a confession to make. I don’t really know what I’m doing. I have read Miss Mason’s books and studied many Parents’ Review articles, but I don’t have the experience of teaching a child all the way through high school. My oldest child is nine and I have never homeschooled fourth grade. This ……
 
Editor’s Note: When Charlotte Mason was laid to rest in the grounds of her home church of St. Mary’s in Ambleside, the Rev. Francis Lewis assisted at the burial service. Charlotte Mason had named only two individuals to execute her will. The first was her close friend Henrietta Franklin; the second was Rev. Lewis. Lewis had also ……
 
Authority… is also considerate, and that is why a good mother is the best home-ruler; she is in touch with the children, knows their unspoken schemes and half-formed desires, and where she cannot yield, she diverts; she does not crush with a sledge-hammer, an instrument of rule with which a child is somehow never very ……
 
When we last talked about sloyd, we explored the principles to be employed while teaching it. This article assumes that the reader understands the principles. There are many ways that sloyd philosophy and Miss Mason’s philosophy agree and complement each other; however, the way Mason used sloyd in her programmes is what specifically concerns us ...…
 
In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include: Introducing morning time to pre-schoolers How to use written narration with a formal writing curriculum Advice on teaching boys to read Charlotte Mason and Classical Education *** This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planne ...…
 
In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include: Introducing morning time to pre-schoolers How to use written narration with a formal writing curriculum Advice on teaching boys to read Charlotte Mason and Classical Education *** This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planne ...…
 
There is a growing number of homeschooling podcasts in Apple Podcasts (also known as iTunes) and they cover a variety of topics from the sacred to the secular. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’m reviewing the highest-ranked homeschooling podcasts found in Apple Podcasts (iTunes) in the K-12 category. I’ve listened to the latest […] The ...…
 
Lindsey has three book recommendations for every homeschooling mama that are must-reads before entering the new school year. These three books will encourage you to look to Christ daily. They will challenge you to rethink your method of homeschooling, all while helping to confirm within you why you chose to homeschool in the first place. Finall ...…
 
Picture study is a simple Charlotte Mason method, taking only a few minutes each week. Yet that practice can yield wonderful results. Lingering with one artist and allowing the students to look closely and carefully at his work—to look for themselves—is the key. When children are allowed to do that, they are free to form […] Happy Results: Elsi ...…
 
We’re not talking about blueprints and square footage today. Rather, the question, How large is your student’s room?, refers to a powerful passage that Charlotte Mason wrote in School Education. It’s not about architecture; it’s about curriculum. Let me explain. Picture a toddler who is learning about this world. That toddler wants to explore e ...…
 
Charlotte Mason's young students had an abundant feast. This episode summarizes and reflects on the aspects of the subjects included for the upper part of the first form of school. What do they move on to after that first introductory year?
 
This is the first in a two podcast series that goes along with my blog series, Charlotte Mason for Today's Student.
 
Charlotte Mason’s original six-volume series is a wealth of ideas, encouragement, and good humor. The books are not easy reading, but they are rich reading. You will gain much insight and confidence if you spend even ten minutes a day reading and then narrating to yourself what you have read. I often get asked, “Which […] Inside the 6 Volumes o ...…
 
Join us to learn all about the beauty of Charlotte Mason homeschooling.
 
I’ve had two constant companions over the 20 years that I’ve been homeschooling: my husband John and my pink six-volume set of The Original Home Schooling Series by Charlotte Mason. Several years ago we had the privilege of getting to know Dean and Karen Andreola. Such wonderful people! One of the first things we did […] The “Pinks” Are Back or ...…
 
Andrew Pudewa has graciously agreed to come on the How To For The Early Years podcast and we are so excited to talk to him about the role of the father in home education. Andrew is a father of seven children and grandfather to soon to be nine kiddos! He is the Director for the Institute of Excellence in Writing and is passionate about "addressi ...…
 
See our list of 7 favorite living science books and get a free set of science note booking pages here: https://www.laramolettiere.com/7-living-science-books/ Living Science Books are a wonderful way to engage your children in the study of science.
 
Charlotte Mason wanted children to set good intellectual habits, and these begin in the first year of formal lessons. A. A. Milne said, "Now we are Six," Mason said, "Now it's time to read," and this episode will describe the scope of the first year of school and its lessons.
 
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