Charlotte Mason Principles - Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way with Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles of Education Let’s talk PRINCIPLES. Charlotte’s principles should matter a great deal to you if you intend to implement her method. It’s her principles that you need to know, not so much the subjects or how to do them. It’s the principles. Let me say that again:  THE PRINCIPLES ARE KEY Why would I tell you not to worry about the subjects? Or how to implement them? How could I suggest such aRead More →

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CHARLOTTE MASON HOMESCHOOLING YOUR WAY What does “Charlotte Mason Homeschooling” mean? To me, it means freedom. It means beauty. It means life-giving ideas. It means simplicity. It means nurturing all that is good in life. And most of all, it means flexibility. You see, at its core, the Charlotte Mason method is adaptable. You, like me, are drawn to this way of educating for some reason, some purpose. Charlotte speaks to you. But why are Charlotte’s ideas so stirring, soRead More →

Plenary Pointers Prepping the Lesson

Plenary Pointer: How to Prep a Lessonin a Charlotte Mason Homeschool Preparing a lesson can go a long way in helping your students narrate better.  STEP #1: REVIEW Review the previous reading. Ask your student “What do you remember from the last chapter?” and then discuss it a bit. Recall what happened to set the stage for the current reading. If your student doesn’t remember anything (and that’s ok for new narrators), then simply recap it for them. This stepRead More →

Charlotte Mason Picture Study Throughout the Forms

  Picture Study is one of the hallmarks of a Charlotte Mason education.  Sharing the beauty of art with children is something we feel strongly about at The Plenary. Giving students a love and appreciation of art is something that will stay with them throughout their lives. It can breathe life and joy into your homeschool by exposing students to pictures worthy of remembrance; to give them a “picture of beauty to carry away in their minds.” Charlotte says “whenRead More →

5 REASONS TO JOIN A PLENARY SESSION Have you ever wished you could read through one of Charlotte Mason’s Volumes with an inclusive community? Now you can! Here at The Plenary, we offer Plenary Sessions so you can learn in a supportive environment. But what exactly is a Plenary Session? A Plenary Session is an opportunity to dive into Charlotte’s words and learn the method in an inclusive group setting. We offer support, annotation, explanation, resources, and discussion in aRead More →