October 20, 2013

The Danger of Safe Reading by Liz Cottrill

Convincing families to venture into the world of living books as the heart and soul of their children’s education has had some challenges, but there is […]
October 6, 2013

The Habits Pendulum by Nancy Kelly

Habits are important in a Charlotte Mason relational education. They are mentioned as the second item of Ms. Mason’s educational trifecta, “Education is an atmosphere, a […]
September 29, 2013

Gillingham, Granting Children Access by Christie Werkheiser

This morning when I awoke, the sky was a mist of gentle gloriousness; a peachy haze with edges of fiery lavender that barely concealed the sun. […]
September 22, 2013

Good Behavior vs. Good Character: A Redemption Story by Dr. Jennifer Spencer

Many of you know that, in my B.C. (Before Charlotte) years, I was trained as a public school educator, and I taught kindergarten and then second […]
September 15, 2013

Creating a Mason Atmosphere on a Dime by Carroll Smith

Education as an atmosphere is one of Mason’s fundamental pillars for education. What are the components of education as an atmosphere? There are two broad categories […]
September 1, 2013

A Handy Boys Lego Club: A Somewhat Surreptitious Attempt at Handicrafts with Boys by Jeannette Tulis

Ok, I admit it. Charlotte may not have approved. After all she encouraged us to inspire with admiration, hope and love. I do not see subterfuge […]
August 1, 2013

Studying Architecture in the Context of a Charlotte Mason Education by Jennifer Stec

When we began homeschooling, it never crossed my mind that architecture would be a component of our study, and it certainly didn’t occur to me that […]
July 22, 2013

Memory Work In A Mason Education by Shannon Whiteside

There seems to be two extremes in education today when it comes to the role that memorization plays in the instruction of children. On the one […]
July 7, 2013

What Should Children Narrate? by Carroll Smith

In the last several blogs we have discussed some key points about narration. 1) It has been used since time began. For centuries people have narrated […]