Living Science Through the Lives of Scientists by Nicole Williams

“That which has become the dominant idea of one person’s life, if it be launched suddenly at another, conveys no very great depth or weight of meaning to the second person — he wants to get at it by degrees, to see the steps by which the other has traveled” (Charlotte Mason, Home Education, p.97). Charlotte […]

Behold, a Sudden Glory Filled the Night by Charlotte Mason

      Now there were shepherds in the field that night, To watch their flocks; the stillness seemed to them Portentous, every star an omen: awed By the silence, they held solemn talk; Talk of Messias, and the whispered hope Afloat among the hill-folk—how one John, A prophet of the Highest, had been born, […]

Joseph, Suffered for the Maid Betrothed to Him

          WHAT happened to the Maid? Did pointed finger, Eyes turned aside, bring hot blood to her cheek? Must the Christ enter through low gate of shame, E’en as through gate of shame they drave Him hence, That none might taste an anguish strange to Him? “When Thou toolset upon Thee […]


    Lo, which I foretold! “A Virgin shall conceive”– But now might men believe Thing never known of old?   “Immanuel, His name– The very God with men”:– A word beyond my ken Was given me to proclaim:   But, now, I see the whole– The Babe, the Son, the Child The Lamb, all […]

Some Thoughts on What Poetry Does by Bonnie Buckingham

Charlotte Mason says, “Poetry is, perhaps, the most searching and intimate of our teachers” (Ourselves, p. 71). Mason, herself a poet, also said , “. . . some one poet should have at least a year to himself, that he may have time to do what is in him towards cultivating the seeing eye, the […]

My First Year at Gillingham Charter School by Olivia Groody

Life is a strange, unpredictable thing. It took me longer to figure this out than it should have. Even so, by the time I was seven years old, I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up: I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to have a classroom with monthly bulletin boards […]

A First Year Teacher in a Charlotte Mason Charter School by Miss Lengle

Interview, interview, update my resumé, interview, complete my clearances and send out copies and answer these questions: Why do I want this job? What sets this job apart from others? What is my teaching philosophy? Why do I want to teach here? After Graduating from East Stroudsburg University in 2012, these words and questions boggled […]

The Parents’ Union School by the Hon. Mrs. Franklin, C.B.E. — continued

As he came away .  .  .  .continued So far the P.U.S. methods were considered suitable for girls, but people wondered about boys.  A friend of mine, Mr. Underhill, who was about to start a school in Kent and who had always been rather suspicious with regard to Charlotte Mason’s teaching as presented to him […]

Nature Study Field Trips for All Ages by Deborah Dobbins

“Nature Knowledge the most important for Young Children. –It would be well if all we persons in authority, parents and all who act for parents, could make up our minds that there is no sort of knowledge to be got in these early years so valuable to children as that which they get for themselves […]

A Visit to Lithuania by Dr. John Thorley

At the end of September I spent a week lecturing at the University of Vilnius in Lithuania. Now unless you have Lithuanian ancestors (and quite a few Americans and Canadians do) it may be that you are not sure where Lithuania is. Very roughly, from the north of England fly to Denmark and then keep […]