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Charlotte Mason Poetry
39 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
The Role of Knowledge in Moral Development
The moral development of children: it’s what motivates many parents to homeschool in the first place. But if that’s the goal, how do we achieve it? Charlotte Mason’s surprising answer focuses not on the training we conduct but rather on the knowledge we provide. Recorded live at the Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference, July 2021. The … The post The Role of Knowledge in Moral Development first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
54 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Charlotte Mason and the Philosophy of Science
What role does observational science play in your philosophy of education? John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), the “father of modern teaching,” broke with tradition when he called out: And why should we need other teachers than these our senses to learn to know the works of Nature? Why, say I, should we not, instead of these … The post Charlotte Mason and the Philosophy of Science first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
43 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Classical Meets Charlotte Mason
Editor’s Note: The debate between Charlotte Mason and classical education has been going on for years. Does it really make a difference whether Mason was a classical educator or was influenced by classical theories of education? In this episode, Shannon weighs in on this topic as she recounts her journey from classical teacher to Mason educator and researcher. … The post Classical Meets Charlotte Mason first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
15 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
The Nature Work at the House of Education
Editor’s Note: Agnes Drury was in charge of the scientific work at the House of Education, and she had a particular delight in nature study and nature notebooks. In this paper from the 25th annual conference of the PNEU, Drury explains how nature study and science instruction were carried out at Mason’s school for teachers. … The post The Nature Work at the House of Education first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
42 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
The Perfect Charlotte Mason Education
When people first hear about the Charlotte Mason method, many decide they want to try it out. They start small, with a few elements such as nature study and narration. Over time they begin to see results in their family, and they want more. For some, this becomes a quest for the perfect Charlotte Mason … The post The Perfect Charlotte Mason Education first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
25 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Religious Training In The Home
Editor’s Note: The August 1906 issue of The Parents’ Review closed with a preview of what was coming next: “The September number of the Parents’ Review will be devoted to the subject of Religious Education in the Home, and will contain several papers on a subject which is a cause of some anxiety to parents…” … The post Religious Training In The Home first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
12 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
A Modern Take on Scouting
Scouting is one of the Charlotte Mason subjects that caught my imagination as soon as I heard of it. It seemed to combine everything I wish I had been taught about self-sufficiency and living a life immersed in nature. But so broad was the scope that I knew I had to put it on the … The post A Modern Take on Scouting first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
30 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Editor’s Note, by Nicole Williams In The Story of Charlotte Mason, Essex Cholmondeley wrote: Another choice is an instance of Miss Mason’s understanding of the out-of-school needs of boys and girls. In 1905 a small military handbook came to her notice. It was called ‘Aids to Scouting’ and had been written by Robert Baden-Powell to provide … The post Scouting first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
10 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Homeschooling and Socialization
Everyone remembers the good times they had in school, and while the setting may be different for each party or hangout time, the one thing that remains constant is that everyone involved is surrounded by friends. But what about homeschooled children? If they mainly interact only with their families, where do they make friends? Most … The post Homeschooling and Socialization first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
24 minutes | May 25, 2021
On The Teaching Of Religion To Children
Editor’s Note: In the September 1909 issue of The Parents’ Review, Charlotte Mason wrote: The Editor is taking the opportunity of the summer months’ Nos. to unearth some papers of unusual value from an early volume of the magazine (1890). It seems a pity that so much weighty thought should be buried… Among the articles … The post On The Teaching Of Religion To Children first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
16 minutes | May 18, 2021
The Best Atlas for You
People frequently ask, “Which atlas or map should I use?” This is a very personal choice and is therefore difficult to answer. Rather than suggest one specific atlas, I would like to present some options for your consideration as you choose the best atlas for you. Aside from any preexisting preferences the teacher might have, … The post The Best Atlas for You first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
44 minutes | May 11, 2021
The Parents’ Union School
The Parents’ Review, 1912, pp. 492-510By Miss C. M. Mason It is a great pleasure to me to meet, if not in the flesh, then in the spirit, people with whom I have had much intercourse, parents of children who belong to the P.U.S. I should like to thank them for the faith which has … The post The Parents' Union School first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
26 minutes | May 4, 2021
Several years ago I attended a Charlotte Mason conference that included a special event: a craft display. Attendees were encouraged to bring sample objects produced by their children during handicraft lessons. The aim, of course, was to show for attendees what it really means to work with the hands. The aim was to inspire attendees … The post Teaching Tech first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
16 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Practical Carrying Out
Editor’s Note: Miss E. Bruce Low graduated from the House of Education and then travelled to India to begin teaching. There she met two other House of Education graduates. Together, they conducted a Charlotte Mason “mini-conference” in 1917. One of the trio, Mrs. J. H. Tasker, introduced themselves as follows: Miss Loveday, Miss Bruce Low … The post Practical Carrying Out first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
39 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Jane Austen by Charlotte Mason
Editor’s Note by Richele Baburina Charlotte Mason’s personal reading rotation often included one of Jane Austen’s novels, which were also among those assigned to her upper form students during study of the historical time period. She frequently references both the author and her works to illustrate certain principles in her philosophy of education, even borrowing the … The post Jane Austen by Charlotte Mason first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
22 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Reverence in Action
A mother contacted me a few months ago because her Form 1B student was enjoying everything in the program except Bible lessons. She asked for my advice. Should she try a different Bible translation? A different commentary? A different lesson format? My answer may have surprised her. I suggested a different attitude. An attitude of … The post Reverence in Action first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
28 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
The Story of a Home Schoolroom
Editor’s Note: In March 1930, the PNEU hosted its 32nd annual conference in London. While most of the speakers were either PNEU leaders, school administrators, or educational specialists, one speaker was simply an ordinary mother. Her presentation was described as follows: During the morning session, Mrs. W. J. Brown’s address entitled “History of a P.U.S. … The post The Story of a Home Schoolroom first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
19 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Reverence in Lessons
In my first article in this series, I highlighted a quality that Charlotte Mason said should accompany “all our teaching of children”: reverence. This is a quality that I began to realize was sorely lacking in my own lessons, so I resolved to do something about it. But was this going to be something that … The post Reverence in Lessons first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
26 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The Reading Habit And A Wide Curriculum
By Miss C. M. MasonThe Parents’ Review, 1913, pp. 561-572 The curriculum of the child is the provision for the man. “Do as you like,” is the new commandment for children,—so we are told; but there are two things against this rule of life. In the first place, it is not possible, and in the … The post The Reading Habit And A Wide Curriculum first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
19 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
All Our Teaching of Children
Knowledge awakens. It’s the inspiring, startling, audacious claim of Charlotte Mason, a claim that’s at the heart of her method. “We know that religion can awaken souls,” she writes. That claim isn’t so controversial, even today. But knowledge? I have to tell of the awakening of a ‘general soul’ at the touch of knowledge. Eight … The post All Our Teaching of Children first appeared on Charlotte Mason Poetry.
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