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 […]


What a delight to spend Easter week in Rydal, to gaze up at the wild daffodils dancing down Dora Wordsworth’s rocky field and to attend Morning Prayer in Rydal Chapel, where the three amazing Armitt sisters regularly worshipped. I had been reading Stephen Gill’s wonderful literary life of Wordsworth. As I found out how the […]

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 […]

Why I Didn’t Want My Child in My Science Class by Shannon Goods

In my past life, I was a high school chemistry teacher.  I lasted the proverbial five years for a new teacher, and then happily quit to stay home with my own newborn child.  I imagine I began as the stereotypical new teacher–young, enthusiastic, full of ideas and passion for my subject.  By the end of […]

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 . . […]

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 […]

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 […]