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The Charlotte Mason Co-opSpring 2022 SemesterOnline Classes Register NOW! Classes starting soon! We’re starting the Spring 2022 semester soon! And we’d LOVE to have you join us! Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here >>> It’s a place where you can find your Charlotte Mason community, choose your Charlotte Mason classes, and do it all “Charlotte Mason Your Way!” How The Charlotte Mason Co-op Works: We’ve added an option this semester to take classes without joining the co-op, but I stillRead More →

Grief on Mother’s Dayand Finding Comfort in a Charlotte Mason Homeschool I was fortunate enough to hold my mother’s hand as she died. I comforted her and told her that I would take good care of my father, whom she left behind. As she slipped away from us, I looked out the window and saw the glow of a deep red-orange sunset enveloping the sky. It was the most beautiful sunset I had ever seen. And I thought to myself,Read More →

The Way of the Will & The Way of the Reason - Charlotte Mason's Principles 16, 17, 18, 19

WILL AND REASON IN A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION Charlotte Mason’s Principles #16 – #19 PRINCIPLE #16 There are two guides to moral and intellectual self-management to offer to children, which we may call “the way of the will” and “the way of the reason.” PRINCIPLE #17 The way of the will: Children should be taught (a) to distinguish between “I want” and “I will.” (b) That the way to will effectively is to tum our thoughts from that which weRead More →

Principles 14 and 15 The Practice of Narration from a Single Reading -Charlotte Mason

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLES #14 and #15 PRINCIPLE #14 As knowledge is not assimilated until it is reproduced, children should ‘tell back’ after a single reading or hearing, or should write on some part of what they have read. PRINCIPLE #15 A single reading is insisted on because children have naturally great power of attention; but this force is dissipated by the re-reading of passages, and also, by questioning, summarizing, and the like. Acting upon these and some other points inRead More →

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLES #11, #12 and #13 PRINCIPLE #11 But we, believing that the normal child has powers of mind which fit him to deal with all knowledge proper to him, give him a full and generous curriculum; taking care only that all knowledge offered him is vital, that is, that facts are not presented without their informing ideas. Out of this conception comes our principle that – PRINCIPLE #12 “Education is the Science of Relations”; that is, that aRead More →

Charlotte Mason's Principles 9 and 10: A Child’s Mind is a Spiritual Organism with an Appetite for All Knowledge

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLES #9 and #10 A Child’s Mind is a Spiritual Organismwith an Appetite for All Knowledge Charlotte discusses Principles #9 and #10 in Chapter 7 of Volume 6, titled “How We Make Use of Mind.” It’s an interesting title for this chapter because she is discussing how we, as parents and teachers, approach education and which educational philosophies we should reject. And the first thing Charlotte does in this chapter is go on a bit of a rantRead More →

Charlotte Mason's Principle #8: Education is a Life

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLE #8Education is a Life Continuing with the last part of Principle #5, Charlotte tells us the THREE EDUCATIONAL INSTRUMENTS that we may use: PRINCIPLE #5 We are limited to three educational instruments – the atmosphere of environment, the discipline of habit, and the presentation of living ideas. The P.N.E.U. Motto is: “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. Principle #8 is the idea that Education is a LIFE: PRINCIPLE #8 In saying that “education is a life,”Read More →

Charlotte Mason's Principle 7: Education is a Discipline

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLE #7Education is a Discipline If you will remember, Principle #5 is a bit of a holding card, so to speak, for the three Principles that follow it. With Principles 6, 7, and 8, Charlotte tells us the THREE EDUCATIONAL INSTRUMENTS that we may use: PRINCIPLE #5 We are limited to three educational instruments – the atmosphere of environment, the discipline of habit, and the presentation of living ideas. The P.N.E.U. Motto is: “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline,Read More →

Charlotte Mason Principles 5 and 6: Education is an Atmosphere

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLES #5 AND #6:Education is an Atmosphere We are going to look at two Principles this week: Principles #5 and #6.  Principle #5 is a bit of a holding card, so to speak, for the three Principles that follow it. With Principles 6, 7, and 8, Charlotte tells us the THREE EDUCATIONAL INSTRUMENTS that we may use: PRINCIPLE #5 We are limited to three educational instruments – the atmosphere of environment, the discipline of habit, and the presentation ofRead More →

Charlotte Mason's Principle 4: The Sacredness of Personality

CHARLOTTE MASON’S PRINCIPLE #4:The Sacredness of Personality These principles are limited by the respect due to the personality of children, which must not be encroached upon, whether by the direct use of fear or love, suggestion or influence, or by undue play upon any one natural desire. In this Principle, Charlotte discusses ways in which we tend to ENCROACH upon the personality of children.  Encroachment is defined as “to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions orRead More →