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 →