August 29, 2010

Artist Study: Makoto Fujimura by Bonnie Buckingham

“Sacrificial Grace” by Makoto Fujimura In January 2011, an Illuminated Edition of the Kings James Bible will be published to celebrate 400th Anniversary of the King […]
August 1, 2010

Relaxed Alertness: Getting The Right Balance Between A Caring Environment and High Expectations by Carroll Smith

Caine and Caine’s Definition of Relaxed Alertness As far back as 1991 in their book, Making Connections, Renata and Geoffrey Caine were writing about an idea […]
July 24, 2010

Science Lessons from the Parents’ Review by Carroll Smith

After reading the two previous blogs by Beth Pinckney, “Preparing for a Year of Teaching Biology” and Jennifer Gagnon, “Ten Stages of Learning Science,” I thought […]
March 6, 2010

Thoughts on Living Like a Person by Laurie Bestvater

“CHILDREN ARE BORN PERSONS”…AND GROW UP TO BE SUPER PERSONS? (“HONEY, WHERE’S MY SUPER SUIT?”) SILLY? YES. BUT STILL, I HAVE TO WONDER WHAT OUR CHILDREN […]
February 21, 2010

Lectio Divina and Narration by Lisa Cadora

Charlotte Mason’s method of reading entire texts of primary sources passage by passage over time and retelling them so that they are digested and assimilated brings […]
May 29, 2009

Nature Study With Max: A Boy With Learning Difficulties by Deborah and Hollyanne Dobbins

                Max’s daffodil he painted during Nature Study Class “Then the flowers come, each shut up tight in the […]
March 28, 2009

A Rose By Another Name by Jennifer Spencer

In my last blog, I mentioned the clash of worlds in which I currently find myself: A Mason elementary teacher working in a public high school. […]
July 19, 2008

Charlotte Mason’s Early Correspondence by Dr. John Thorley

The Charlotte Mason archive in the Armitt Library in Ambleside, UK, contains around a dozen letters to or from Charlotte from the period 1860 to 1873. […]
July 12, 2008

On Time by Melanie Walker

The idea of time and the way it shapes my teaching and learning has been rolling around in my head for quite a while now. Aware […]