246 episodes

Through twice monthly conversations, three moms who have studied the Charlotte Mason method of education and put her ideas into practice in their homes join together to share with one another for the benefit of listeners by giving explanations of Mason's principles and examples of those principles put into practice out of their own teaching experience. These short discussions aim at providing information, support, and encouragement for others by unfolding the myriad aspects.

A Delectable Education Charlotte Mason Podcast Liz Cottrill, Emily Kiser and Nicole Williams

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 893 Ratings

Through twice monthly conversations, three moms who have studied the Charlotte Mason method of education and put her ideas into practice in their homes join together to share with one another for the benefit of listeners by giving explanations of Mason's principles and examples of those principles put into practice out of their own teaching experience. These short discussions aim at providing information, support, and encouragement for others by unfolding the myriad aspects.

    CM In Your Community: Book Publishing

    CM In Your Community: Book Publishing

    The spreading of the practice of Charlotte Mason's method has created a demand for living books, old standbys that this generation deserves to know. This week begins this season's new series: Charlotte Mason in Our Community with a focus this month on book publishing with an interview of Rachel North, a Charlotte Mason enthusiast who lives in England and has restored, updated, and transformed  some of the classic books Mason used to again find their place in our curriculum.

    • 35 min
    Home Management

    Home Management

    A Charlotte Mason education requires a lot of time and effort on the part of the teacher to prepare the best feast for the children. How does the parent also manage all the needs of daily life in the home at the same time? Listen to Emily, Nicole, and Liz discuss home management while homeschooling for some wisdom gained from their own experience.

    • 42 min
    Episode 243: Scheduling Handicrafts

    Episode 243: Scheduling Handicrafts

    This new episode on handicrafts contains further revelation on Charlotte Mason's  purpose and approach to handicrafts. Emily, Nicole, and Liz, as always, draw out the practical application for this crucial, seemingly complicated, and vital part of the feast. Whether you are crafty or inept, there is wise advice for implementation here.

    • 43 min
    Intro to Season 8

    Intro to Season 8

    Welcome to Season Eight! Emily, Nicole, and Liz are delighted to bring you up to date on new helps for teaching being offered  at A Delectable Education's site, events to look forward to, and an overview of the great things you can expect in the coming school year on the podcast as they continue to share the riches of the Charlotte Mason feast.

    • 21 min
    Seasonal Reflections

    Seasonal Reflections

    Charlotte Mason encouraged the habit of gratitude. This end-of-year season wrap-up episode is a collection of testimonials from mothers who have experienced the benefits of her method. Emily, Liz, and Nicole are encouraging every mother, before the books are tossed aside for the year, to take time to reflect on the past year of lessons. If you want to end the year with a song instead of a sigh, listen to be reminded of all that's good.

    • 26 min
    Charlotte Mason Math

    Charlotte Mason Math

    As with every subject, Charlotte Mason's method starts with ideas and continues with natural instruction according to her principles. Math is no exception. Guests Emily Al-Khatib and Heather Schultz unpack the underlying principles of Charlotte Mason's approach to math and reveal a glimpse of the beauty and truth that will be revealed as Miss Mason's method is applied to mathematics. Emily, Liz, and Nicole touch on the most common questions, concerns, fears, and perplexities teachers have about math with these enthusiastic math teachers.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
893 Ratings

893 Ratings

K Radfar ,

Thankful for ADE Podcast!

I have been reading Charlotte Mason’s volumes for over 2 years but I don’t know anyone who is familiar with her methods. When I found this podcast it was like to getting to have conversations about the Charlotte Mason method that I longed to have with people in real life! I am consistently learning from and being inspired by the ladies at A Delectable Education!

LeighannaRTS ,

Always a Favorite

I love listening to ADE. These ladies are incredibly knowledgeable and inspirational. I always take away something to better myself as a homeschool mom as I approach lessons with my daughters. They also paint such a clear picture of what the CM method can look like today. My one complaint is not always easily finding all the great books they recommend in physical form! 😆 Thank you for all you ladies do! I always love listening.

susermajoo ,

Actually life changing

I am so grateful to the ladies of this podcast. Charlotte Mason appealed to me from early on once we had decided to homeschool our children, but it felt infeasible in our environment and situation. I listened to episodes on repeat as I began taking in Charlotte’s words through her volumes. It revolutionized not only our homeschool but our entire family and way of life. Our homeschool is such a joy to everyone in the family and learning is a pleasure for us all. I do a yearly consult with Liz and it helps point me in the right direction every year. We’re in our fourth year and I currently have three students, with one more beginning next year.

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