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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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Aug 23, 2019

Ms. Mason believed everyone could and should learn to sing. She employed the technique of the Sol Fa method to aid in this study. This week's immersion lesson is a demonstration of the process with examples of two lessons in two different forms.

Aug 9, 2019

Have you ever wondered how Picture Study may change in the older Forms? Perhaps your Picture Studies have fallen into a rut and you'd like to bring more variety into these lessons. Join Emily and Nicole in today's episode as they demonstrate one possible variation for this distinctly Charlotte Mason lesson. 

Jul 26, 2019

This week's immersion lesson is recitation. Nicole does real life lessons with her daughters, two of them in fact. Learn about the breathing lessons used in upper forms and how a child is encouraged to read poetry beautifully by listening as you listen in to their lessons.

Jul 12, 2019

This week's immersion lesson demonstrates a Plutarch lesson. Nicole and her two daughters, forms III and IV, share their classroom experience with us, which reveals why Miss Mason considered this to be such an instructive lesson for young people and why they enjoy it so much

Jun 28, 2019

This week's immersion lesson demonstrates the use of "map questions," in the geography lesson. We know that maps are important, but in what way were maps utilized in the lesson? What sorts of questions were presented to the student in the regular map questions lesson and what about that puzzling "10-minute map exercise" lesson.

Jun 14, 2019

Charlotte Mason acknowledged that teaching reading can feel like
moving at a snail's pace, but that children love making progress. In this demonstration of a reading lesson, Maelle understands how to read, but is still building her fund of recognized words. Emily works with her in a short reading lesson in one example of how we can help our young reader get another step further down the road to independence.

May 31, 2019

This episode of A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason Podcast is an interview with Min Hwang to explore her implementation of Charlotte Mason's ideas in the children's ministry of her church. Miss Mason reminds us of Christ's command to "let the little children come to me and hinder them not," and believed in the child's inherent dignity and respect due to them as persons. Min has a special vision of how her method and subjects can make "Sunday school" a fertile growing time for these children to be introduced to and grow in Christ and His word.

May 24, 2019

This is a monthly question and answer episode discussing how to interest our husbands in Charlotte Mason's method, how to implement narration as an adult, and how and what can be done for children after school hours who attend a non-Charlotte Mason school.

May 17, 2019

This week's Charlotte Mason podcast is an interview with a college graduate. Liz talks with Emma about her upbringing with Charlotte Mason's method, how that prepared her for her future academic and job pursuits, and how Miss Mason's lifestyle is continuing to nourish Emma's life.

May 10, 2019

Charlotte Mason included folk dance in the wide and varied feast. Today's interview with Sandra Sosa explores some of the enormous range of possibilities that open up to us when we consider making dancing a part of our education. Her contagious enthusiasm will inspire even the most bashful among us to get moving and add a joyous element to our lives.

May 3, 2019

"No education, but self-education," said Charlotte Mason. What does this mean in our schoolroom, in our daily lives? Listen to the discussion of what we are really aiming for in the education of our children.

Apr 26, 2019

The April Q&A episode discusses the usual variety of questions: Did
Charlotte Mason use textbooks? Is her parenting advice valid? How
can we get more rest? Plus, strategies for lesson planning.

Apr 12, 2019

"Education, said Charlotte Mason, is an "atmosphere, a discipline, and a life." Habit formation, the discipline, is fundamental to our function as persons. Miss Mason offers descriptions of habit formation as well as counsel on habit training. Emily, Liz, and Nicole discuss the essentials for building those habits that make for "the good life."

Apr 5, 2019

It is not an exaggeration to say that understanding the ideas in this Charlotte Mason podcast is the most important piece of knowledge you can gain as a teacher and parent. Liz, Emily, and Nicole focus on Miss Mason's use of method rather than system in education. It is a way of seeing the child, his education, and discipleship that brings life rather than fixed results.

Mar 29, 2019

Charlotte Mason was convinced that children--all children--are born persons and advocated for "a liberal education for all." This interview is with Nicolle Hutchinson who founded and administrates Gillingham Charter School in Pottsville, PA. Once Mrs. Hutchinson, a public school teacher, discovered Charlotte Mason, she knew there was a way to make public education life-giving. In this interview, she shares about her journey to Charlotte Mason's method, her growing dream to bring her principles and practices to publicly educated children, and the formation and continuation of her charter school.

Mar 22, 2019

This month's Charlotte Mason Q&A episode addresses common challenges most families face:  how much should the child's preferences contribute to book selection, how can we most effectively combine various age and ability levels, and that precarious balance of the day-to-day routine--specifically, how do the ADE ladies personally budget and manage their daily schedules.

Mar 15, 2019

Charlotte Mason's method works in all kinds of homes and with every kind of child. This podcast interview with Jenny Schreiner demonstrates this perfectly. If you have ever felt overwhelmed, just imagine seven children under 11, special needs children, adopted children, being new to and trying to implement Charlotte Mason. Listen be refreshed and encouraged by Jenny's vulnerable and valuable lessons in her role as mother and teacher.

Mar 8, 2019

Charlotte Mason grounded her educational method on definite principles and practices--and the subject of mathematics is no exception. Today's guest, Emily Al-Khatib is a math teacher herself and shares her perspective on the beauty and truth of using Miss Mason's methods in this part of the feast.

Mar 1, 2019

Charlotte Mason sent her programmes out to thousands, but what would she say about families striking out on their own to determine their own course? It is an era of independent-minded homeschoolers; is it possible to come close to her standards for the feast and the right living books to offer? This episode explores the pros and cons of designing your own program, whether it is possible, when it is and is not wise. This episode is full of advice, encouragement,  admonitions, and warnings for those who want to try, are hesitant, are too confident or too unsure of themselves to "do-it-yourself."

Feb 22, 2019

Charlotte Mason valued time and recognized its limitations. This Q&A episode considers three questions regarding time:  use of scheduling cards to develop a timetable for multiple ages, how to handle a child who cannot tolerate book work for much time, and, last but not least, how a mother can possibly manage all her  responsibilities in the time she has.

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.

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