April 20, 2018

A Reflection on the Development of Charlotte Mason’s Educational Ideas by Margaret Coombs

 With great interest, I have been reading Art Middlekauf’s ruminations on ‘What would Charlotte Mason Do?’ if she were alive today. The short answer is that […]
April 18, 2018

Teaching the Chronology of History by Emily Kiser

“Next in order to religious knowledge,” Charlotte Mason said, “history is the pivot upon which our curriculum turns.” (An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. […]
April 13, 2018

To Set Their Feet in a Large Room by Therese Racklyeft

  Perhaps the main part of a child’s education should be concerned with the great human relationships. Vol. 3, p. 234 . . . a subject […]
April 6, 2018

You Lost Me at Charlotte Mason by Brittney McGann

I consider myself to be a Charlotte Mason enthusiast, and most of my friends share my love for all things Mason. But lately I have realized […]
April 5, 2018

Multi-age Homeschool Immersion by Nancy Kelly

“Teaching is not a technique exercised by the skilled on behalf of the unskilled. It is a sharing of the effort to know, using all that […]
March 30, 2018

Musing on the Feast by Shannon Goods

I have noticed an interesting phenomenon over the last year or two–I am hungry! Charlotte Mason often compares education to a feast.  She instructs us to […]
March 23, 2018

A Truth That Anchors by Joy Shannon

We should allow no separation to grow up between the intellectual and ‘spiritual’ life of children; but should teach them that the divine Spirit has constant […]
February 10, 2018

The Anna Karenina Principle: Laws of a Happy Dinner Table by Anna Migeon

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” — Leo Tolstoy, opening lines of Anna Karenina Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina Principle” […]
February 4, 2018

The Evolution of my Nature Notebook by Nicole Williams

My children have each worked their way through several nature notebooks throughout their school education, but I am still working on my original one. My first […]