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Introduction to the Charlotte Mason Approach

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Charlotte Mason's philosophy of education is becoming more popular as people realize what a simple, yet profound, method it is. Still, many educators have never been introduced to Charlotte Mason&146;s ideas. Here are some commonly asked questions with brief answers to give you a quick overview. [more...]

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What Drew Me to a Charlotte Mason Education

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Years ago I was reading Susan Macaulay's For The Children's Sake and forming a philosophy of education. Mrs. Macaulay repeatedly mentioned the work of a 19th-century British educator named Charlotte Mason. Miss Mason had been instrumental in founding a chain of parent-controlled schools, called the Parent's National Education Union (PNEU). She also had influenced many families into employing her early education and child-training methods in their own home. [more...]

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The A - B - C's of Charlotte Mason

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Charlotte Mason was a British educator who was born in 1842 and died in 1923. During that time she developed a Philosophy of Education that has proved very adaptable. Designed for homes, private schools, and homeschools, her blend of practices (for she never claimed to have invented these, only to having adapted and combined them) includes Narration and copywork, Nature Notebooks, Fine Arts, Languages, a Literature based curriculum instead of textbooks, and real-life applications. She also did not claim to have finished or perfected her Philosophy. The complete title to her last book, Volume 6 of her Home Schooling Series, conveys this concept - "An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education". She was constantly developing, refining, adding as she learned herself. Her practice was to stimulate others with ideas and suggestions. [more...]

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In An English Garden

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In order to foster the power of observation you need to take your children to places where they will find things worth observing. Charlotte wanted children to have beautiful memories of their childhood stored for their old age and thought too many of us have blurry memories due to the fact we did not slow down and really look at things. To remedy this, she suggests that on rare occasions we have the child take a mental photograph of some scenic landscape. Have the child look, then shut their eyes and describe the scene. If it is too blurry in their minds, have them open their eyes, look again, and make a second attempt. [more...]

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Charlotte Mason Method - Homeschool Links - Homeschool Resources

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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

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Introduction to the Charlotte Mason Approach

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Charlotte Mason's philosophy of education is becoming more popular as people realize what a simple, yet profound, method it is. Still, many educators have never been introduced to Charlotte Mason&146;s ideas. Here are some commonly asked questions with brief answers to give you a quick overview. [more...]

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What Drew Me to a Charlotte Mason Education

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Years ago I was reading Susan Macaulay's For The Children's Sake and forming a philosophy of education. Mrs. Macaulay repeatedly mentioned the work of a 19th-century British educator named Charlotte Mason. Miss Mason had been instrumental in founding a chain of parent-controlled schools, called the Parent's National Education Union (PNEU). She also had influenced many families into employing her early education and child-training methods in their own home. [more...]

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The A - B - C's of Charlotte Mason

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Charlotte Mason was a British educator who was born in 1842 and died in 1923. During that time she developed a Philosophy of Education that has proved very adaptable. Designed for homes, private schools, and homeschools, her blend of practices (for she never claimed to have invented these, only to having adapted and combined them) includes Narration and copywork, Nature Notebooks, Fine Arts, Languages, a Literature based curriculum instead of textbooks, and real-life applications. She also did not claim to have finished or perfected her Philosophy. The complete title to her last book, Volume 6 of her Home Schooling Series, conveys this concept - "An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education". She was constantly developing, refining, adding as she learned herself. Her practice was to stimulate others with ideas and suggestions. [more...]

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In An English Garden

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In order to foster the power of observation you need to take your children to places where they will find things worth observing. Charlotte wanted children to have beautiful memories of their childhood stored for their old age and thought too many of us have blurry memories due to the fact we did not slow down and really look at things. To remedy this, she suggests that on rare occasions we have the child take a mental photograph of some scenic landscape. Have the child look, then shut their eyes and describe the scene. If it is too blurry in their minds, have them open their eyes, look again, and make a second attempt. [more...]

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