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, so validating? Why do they speak to you at your core? I believe it’s because Charlotte Mason’s Principles give us hope. She whispers life-giving ideas and you feel yourself responding:
“Yes, THIS is what true education IS, what it CAN be, what it OUGHT to be. I WILL embrace this.”
A METHOD THAT FITS
And you CAN embrace it! Anyone can! Because educating the Charlotte Mason way is a method and A METHOD FITS YOU. It fits your family. You can mold it and shape it to work for you and your children. YOU CAN DO IT YOUR WAY.
A method is based on certain principles. It isn’t just a set of rigid rules telling how to do this or how to do that. Instead, a method’s principles tell us the WHY behind it. A method is flexible and adaptable to each individual person. But A SYSTEM ONLY HAS RULES with no principles behind them. Or if a system does have principles, they are at odds with the humanity and dignity of a person. Once you grasp the principles involved in Charlotte’s method, you can witness the organic process of how a human being grows, unfolds, and learns.
“The educator has to deal with a self-acting, self-developing being, and his business is to guide, and assist in . . . the preparation of the child to take his place in the world at his best, with every capacity for good that is in him developed into a power.”
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PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE YOU
Charlotte’s principles guide you and allow you to find the beauty in education that has always been there. And they SIMPLIFY the process for you. They remind you of what is truly important. They allow you to let go of preconceived notions or ideas that don’t work for you. And once known, they become a natural guide in the atmosphere of your daily life:
“A few broad essential principles cover a whole field, and these, once fully laid hold of, it is as easy and natural to act upon them as it is to act upon our knowledge of such facts as that fire burns and water flows.”
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Read through Charlotte’s principles yourself in my free study guide:
Finding Your Way with Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles
A METHOD MUST EVOLVE
Charlotte lived more than 100 years ago and any method, even the Charlotte Mason method, must continue to evolve and grow to fit 21st-century families. We each bring modern ideas, modern problems, and modern technology to this method and it must adapt. It can adapt. We adapt it to us.
You can create a modern Charlotte Mason education for your family. An education that serves you is worth having. A system that enslaves you is not. Don’t get stuck on the “What” or the “How.” Instead, embrace the “WHY.” The principles are why you’re here. The Why is what attracted you. The beauty, the noble ideas, the freedom, the room to breathe, the simplicity, that is what speaks to you. The Charlotte Mason method is something worth embracing.
YOU CAN CREATE THE HOMESCHOOL YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED
Keep the principles in mind and you can’t go wrong. You will build an education for your children that is distinctly Charlotte Mason Your Way. You can do it.
I am here to help you make the Charlotte Mason method work for you. I will help you implement Charlotte’s method in a way that is personally meaningful for you and your family. I want to help you apply Charlotte Mason‘s principles in a way that is consistent with your values.
CREATE A CUSTOM CHARLOTTE MASON CURRICULUM FOR YOUR FAMILY
You can create your own custom curriculum easily by using the information in a Charlotte Mason Your Way Curriculum Form Guide:
Then you can choose your books with the Living Books and Resources pages:
And you’ve got a one-of-a-kind curriculum tailor-made for your family!
My goal in creating A Charlotte Mason Plenary is to help you learn how to adapt Charlotte’s method to your family. I will be working hard to do just that by creating helpful articles, resources, videos, and guides for you as well as offering personal consultations. Good things are in store for the future!