May 28, 2018

Understanding Executive Functions by Andra Smith

  We are responsible to steward what we have been given, and I include in that stewardship our neurochemistry.  Approximately ten percent of us have neurochemistry […]
May 9, 2018

Miss Mason’s Music Immersion by Heidi Buschbach

In Ourselves, Charlotte Mason writes to her audience of students, “Use every chance you get of hearing music (I do not mean only tunes, though these […]
April 25, 2018

Nature Study Immersion at CMI Eastern Conference 2018 by Marcia Mattern

I’m currently sitting in the wild woods behind our property.  Two little boys, one daughter and two dogs are discovering in the creek.  The weather has […]
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 […]
December 31, 2016

Misspeaking—A Symptom of A Greater Problem? By Carroll Smith

Happy New Year 2014 from The Charlotte Mason Institute In recent weeks there were a number of “misspeaks” in the news and social media. One was […]
October 22, 2016

The Significance of Narratives In The Life of Children by Shannon Whiteside

In the introduction of An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education, Charlotte Mason describes her journey of establishing a working philosophy of education. She provides the […]
August 27, 2016

Part II: Norms, Nobility, And A New Departure by Art Middlekauf

This blog post is a continuation from the previous post by Art Middlekauff. 2. The purpose of education Hicks (1981/1999) explains that in classical education, “. […]
August 27, 2016

Part I: Norms, Nobility, And A New Departure by Art Middlekauf

Please note that Part I and Part II of this blog have been posted. Author’s note: I am a homeschooling father who has experienced a genuine […]
June 26, 2016

The Great Recognition that Mason Brought to Florence by Art Middlekauff

Editor’s Note: a shortened form of this article first appeared on Art Middlekauff’s blog. At the 2016 Charlotte Mason Institute Eastern Conference, I attended an excellent […]