Norms, Nobility, and a New Departure by Art Middlekauff

Author’s note: I am a homeschooling father who has experienced a genuine awakening as a result of engaging with Charlotte Mason’s ideas. This is my second article for the Charlotte Mason Institute blog that describes the relationship between Charlotte Mason’s theory of education and the Christian classical model of education. In this article, I explore […]


Hon. Organizing Secretary of the Parents’ National Educational Union  A GREAT change has come over modern thought with regard to the early training and teaching of children. The parent has become a recognised factor in the educational scheme, and Home Education a definite science. During the last twenty years the educational pendulum has swung from […]

Architecture: An Expression of Human Life by Sandra Zuidema

Summer has arrived! And with it a small window for reflection and preparation, a brief moment in the year to step back from the crazy edge of teaching to re-focus on the big picture. This has become the rhythm of my life: September I dive in and life is consumed with teaching, facilitating, car-pooling, living […]

Reconsidering Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Art Middlekauff

Author’s note: I am a homeschooling father who discovered Charlotte Mason while searching for a way to home educate my children. I am neither a scholar nor an educationalist. But I am a person who has experienced a genuine awakening as a result of engaging with Charlotte Mason’s ideas. As such I have a strong […]

Finding Fullness of Life in the Science of Relations by Joy Shannon

On what does Fulness of Living depend? –– Education is the Science of Relations . . . . What we are concerned with is the fact that we personally have relations with all that there is in the present, all that there has been in the past, and all that there will be in the future––with […]

Life After a Charlotte Mason Education, or Maybe, a Charlotte Mason Education Continues Throughout Life

This blog post is written by a CM graduate who for security reasons needs to remain anonymous.  (Imagining for a moment I was a Charlotte Mason news reporter, I saw headlines flash through my mind: Chinese Teacher recognizes value of CM training; CM principles hold true through the ages and across the world . . […]

Charlotte Mason for Newbies by Cheri Struble and Sara Dalton

Sara and I (Cheri) are delighted to offer something new at the CMI conference this year, a pre-conference session for those educators new to Charlotte Mason’s philosophy.  It’s not hard to remember when we were embarking out on our own journey to teach our children.  As moms who are still learning but now have some […]

Mason and the Older Child Immersion by Kerri Forney at the 2016 CMI Conference

The question often comes to mind of what next.  My children and I have been reading great books and narrating them orally.  Now what?  We have been doing written narrations.  Now what?  We have to research what Charlotte Mason was doing with children in the upper years.  What books was she using?  What questions was […]

The Large Room Immersion by Elizabeth Millar, Sandy Rusby Bell, Sandra Zuidema and Laurel Aldridge

The Large Room Immersion will be held this year at the CMI Charlotte Mason Education Conference on 15 June 2016. There is a picture I have stuck in my mind. It is one of those memorable moments in schooling that seems to encompass so many of the things I love most about our one day […]