This Charlotte Mason episode is a brief look into some important, but less talked of subjects. Nicole briefly discusses the natural history lists, what kind, why, and how they are kept; Emily shares about the scope of this curriculum--is it broad or deep; and Liz discusses the importance of the preschool years and what we must guard for the younger children.
This episode is an interview with Jessica in southeast Asia as part of our Charlotte Mason in Our Homes series. Living and teaching with this method in another culture presents special challenges, but also provides exceptional benefits and blessings. The setting is different, but this mother's joys and hardships are common to us all.
This Charlotte Mason podcast is an immensely realistic and practical guide for the teacher. Liz, Emily, and Nicole share what Charlotte Mason's principles for lesson preparation and planning are, then discuss how to make it happen. What should we as teachers be spending our time on behind the scenes, before the lessons? What is actually required of us to make lessons successful and what is not? These and other daily tasks for smoothing the school days are unpacked in this conversation.
The range of subjects related to a Charlotte Mason education is immense. Nicole, Emily, and Liz each focus on one topic or aspect of her education in this episode: museums, examination rubrics, and what is meant by a "thinking curriculum." Enjoy three summaries of these widely varied topics.
This episode discusses what Charlotte Mason advised for the early years, before formal school lessons, in the areas of reading and writing. Emily, Liz, and Nicole share from her writings, the Parents' Review, and their own life experience about when the appropriate time is to begin these skills, how not to push, but how to encourage a young child to prepare them and make the most of their natural interest.
This installment of "Charlotte Mason in Our Home" is an interview with Ryan Morgan, mother of five, wife of a frequently deployed husband, who has educated with Charlotte Mason's method through thick and thin and has not found her method wanting. Ryan's story is inspirational and praiseworthy. Whether you are just beginning, or a veteran, listen and be encouraged that this education is truly life-giving.
Charlotte Mason understood a fundamental skill persons have in learning: visualization. Emily, Liz, and Nicole focus this week's discussion on how Ms. Mason utilized this ability in children to maximize learning across the curriculum.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.