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A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason Podcast

Through weekly conversations, three moms who have studied the Charlotte Mason method of education and put her ideas into practice in their homes join together to share with one another for the benefit of listeners by giving explanations of Mason's principles and examples of those principles put into practice out of their own teaching experience. These short discussions aim at providing information, support, and encouragement for others by unfolding the myriad aspects.
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Feb 15, 2019

Charlotte Mason believed children are born persons and this podcast
honors a very special person and her family. Liz Cottrill interviews
Amy Fields, mother of a "full care child," whose handicaps seem
insurmountable but whose spirit is indomitable. Enjoy this interview
to hear how Charlotte Mason's method applies to a child the world
would consider uneducable.

Feb 8, 2019

The subject of composition perplexes because Charlotte Mason required it and yet discouraged its instruction. How does a teacher abide by her principles and fulfill these requirements? This episode analyzes her principles of writing skill and instruction and traces its
development through the forms.

Feb 1, 2019

Charlotte Mason left us her wisdom in her extensive writings, but this
podcast episode specifically addresses the further wealth of
information available through the CMDC--The Charlotte Mason Digital
Collection. The ADE ladies explain how the preserved and archived
documents and pictures from Miss Mason's House of Education can aid, inspire, and clarify the practice of the principles. Listen for a
detailed description of how you, too, can become a treasure hunter and bring past  knowledge to enlighten your own understanding.

Jan 25, 2019

Charlotte Mason's method is no exception: wherever truth is sown, misconceptions and myths are sure to proliferate alongside it. This month's Q&A episode addresses some common questions arising from some of the myths that surround her.

Jan 18, 2019

Charlotte Mason valued the child, and the mother, and this week's podcast episode reveals why. Emily interviews LaShawne Thomas who describes her journey from a full-time professional career, to homeschooling; from Montessori to Charlotte Mason; from one military assignment to the next--homeschooling all the way. Does Charlotte Mason's method suit every situation?

Jan 11, 2019

Charlotte Mason considered musical training an essential, including Solfa in her curriculum. This interview with Heidi Buschbach reveals the purpose of this method of music training, how Miss Mason employed it in her curriculum, and how untrained teachers can take advantage of resources to include this subject in their own lessons.

Jan 4, 2019

We begin a new year with Charlotte Mason's birthday by celebrating her life. This podcast episode reviews the timeline of Charlotte Mason's life, her accomplishments and the progression of her career, and reveals in part the beautiful influence her generous life offers us
today.

Dec 28, 2018

What would Charlotte Mason say about children coming into the feast late or mid-year, when children refuse to cooperate, or how to get them to be more independent in their school lessons? This month's Q&A addresses these questions from listeners.

Dec 21, 2018

This podcast episode of Charlotte Mason in Our Homes features an interview with a mother of six children. Listen to her open and honest tale of how she decided upon a Charlotte Mason education, manages lessons with children in three forms, and some of the encouraging results she has discovered already in only her second year of teaching with this living education.

Dec 14, 2018

Charlotte Mason thought geography a vital subject in the feast, but where do maps fit into the lessons and what are the most effective ways to use them? Emily unpacks her most recent research and dispels some popular myths about map work.

Dec 11, 2018

The scope of the subject of geography matches the size of the world it covers and Charlotte Mason's approach to this subject is likewise vast and multifaceted. This podcast episode discusses the purpose of geography study, the variety of resources used for learning, and gives a broad overview of the progression throughout forms I to VI.

Dec 7, 2018

Living ideas flow from the living books Charlotte Mason assigned for school lessons and life lessons. This episode examines the purpose for the selection of literature for those after-school hours, and how to encourage this life-giving reading habit.

 

Nov 30, 2018

Charlotte Mason has given us a method of education. What does this imply? Was it based on  tradition? science? natural or divine law? And, what in all practical use, do these questions have to do with the day-in and day-out teaching of our children. How much do we consider the evidence of modern research and measurement in determining our curriculum or our teaching techniques? Join the rousing discussion between our friend, Art Middlekauff, and Emily, Nicole, and Liz as we wrestle with the true goal of education and the push and pull of modern convictions.

Nov 23, 2018

Charlotte Mason had children feasting on books, which means we teachers have questions about them. This month's Q&A podcast episode addresses questions about children who are sensitive to certain books, how to find great living books, and, when they come home, how to organize those books.

Nov 16, 2018

The Charlotte Mason in Our Homes series continues with an interview with Michele Jahncke, mother of five and business owner. We are grateful for her years of experience that have given her insight and encouragement for all busy moms everywhere, and especially those who find it necessary to work outside the home while trying to do a conscientious job of homeschooling. Michele shares honestly about her own mistakes and failures, and how Charlotte Mason's instructions have guided her to paths of wisdom.

Nov 9, 2018

In the curriculum feast Charlotte Mason spreads for children is the subject of physical geography. This podcast episode will define how physical geography fits into the curriculum and the way it was developed throughout the forms.

Nov 2, 2018

This episode of A Delectable Education podcast addresses a question Charlotte Mason never had to face: reading and electronics.  Reading in our day is in a state of plummeting deterioration. Electronics are here to stay but have a detrimental effect on the reading habits. How do we cope with these two conditions? How do we help our children live with technology and become deep readers? 

Oct 26, 2018
This month's Charlotte Mason podcast question for us is asked so often in so many forms that the entire episode is devoted to it. Multiple questions are summed up in "Am I failing? What if I'm not doing things perfectly, not doing it all, leaving out subjects, don't know what I'm doing, can't figure it all out, am avoiding subjects...should I give up?" Emily, Liz and Nicole share Miss Mason's counsel, Biblical encouragement, and their own honest experiences.
 
Oct 19, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode  is an interview with a father.
Every home has special challenges and Jonathon Landell's particular
one is that of being a single father teaching his children himself. He
shares how this method has changed his attitude toward education and children, has helped him with his challenges, and has brought special rewards.

Oct 12, 2018

Nature study is a critical part of the Charlotte Mason feast. This podcast episode is an interview with Nicole Handfield and her honest and inspiring testimony of the benefits to a mom when she takes up a nature journal herself.

Oct 5, 2018

Charlotte Mason referred to "slipshod" habits in reading. This podcast episode describes what she meant. Nothing is more important than reading in a literature-rich education, but there is a lot of reading habit formation that must occur between being a decoder and being a beautiful reader.

Sep 28, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode is a special edition of our monthly Q&A. In March, 2018, down in the deep south, Art Middlekauff, Richele Baburina, Nicole, Emily, and Liz gathered with parents from across the country for the Charlotte Mason Soiree annual retreat. Questions were collected from the attendees and addressed to these five speakers and recorded live.

Sep 21, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode begins a new monthly series of
interviewing families from all walks of life who are implementing her
method. Nicole interviews Patty Sommer, a missionary in Ghana, Africa, about her CM journey, special challenges, and beautiful benefits. Every family is unique, but Miss Mason's principles and practices fit each one.

Sep 14, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode addresses the teaching of foreign language. Becca Buslovich tackles commonly asked questions, shares resources, and inspires us to make our foreign language lessons effective and delightful.

 
Sep 7, 2018

This weeks Charlotte Mason podcast episode is all about our children’s involvement with books. We have interviewed the children to hear their first hand reasons for why they like the books they like. Enjoy listening and getting ready for a new school year.

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