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A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason Podcast

Through twice monthly 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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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 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.

Aug 31, 2018

A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason podcast presents another
immersion lesson in this episode. Richele Baburina, author of
"Mathematics: An Instrument for Living Teaching" and math curriculum being produced by Simply Charlotte Mason, is the teacher and Nicole Williams her student in an early algebra lesson. Enjoy the process of a full lesson as well as discussion of some of the ways to make algebra a success with your student.

Aug 17, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode is a live Shakespeare lesson.
Open your own copy of Coriolanus if you wish and listen and follow
along with Emily, Liz, and Nicole as they conduct a lesson and have a
brief discussion of some of the teacher's concerns in Shakespeare
lessons.

Aug 3, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast demonstrates a form II French lesson. Listen to how grammar and narration are incorporated. Find accompanying pictures on the website to help you follow along.

Jul 27, 2018

This week's Charlotte Mason podcast is a recorded nature walk with
Nicole Williams and seven-year-old Henry, Liz's grandson. Tag along
and listen as they explore Henry's backyard on a cold March afternoon.

 
Jul 13, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode is another immersion lesson
experience. Nicole Williams teaches seven-year-old Henry two lessons
in this episode:  first a nature lore lesson, then guids him an object
lesson.

Jul 6, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode concerns an important pursuit in
education outside of "school" lessons: scouting. Emily, Nicole, and Liz discuss how scouting became part of the child's experience in the P.N.E.U. and what possibilities it holds for children in our century.

Jun 29, 2018

This Charlotte Mason podcast episode is an immersion lesson for second and third grade literature. Specifically, this is the one literature
book Mason never diverted from: Pilgrim's Progress.

Jun 15, 2018

Charlotte Mason began foreign language study the first year of school
and this podcast is a demonstration of two kinds of lessons in the
First Form (first through third grade). Becca Buslovich steps in as
the teacher in this immersion lesson, one who is not a native speaker
or expert in French herself, to encourage parents who have little or
no proficiency to equip themselves to teach their children in foreign
language instruction.

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