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.
Term examinations in Charlotte Mason's schools were mandatory. This re-release of our 2017 podcast episode explores the purpose of examinations, what was covered, and how we evaluate our child's performance, with a slight update from what we've learned over the last four years.
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Mastery Before Moving On
Did Charlotte Mason advocate the common notion of "mastery before moving on?" Liz, Emily, and Nicole discuss this popular idea and, based on Miss Mason's principles, the cases when moving on with or without mastery of a subject are beneficial for the student.
Writing: Transcription & Dictation
A Charlotte Mason education is grounded in principles of teaching, not just products. This is critical in the area of writing, whether handwriting or written composition. Since writing is essential, enjoy this re-release of our original show with some new preliminary comments.
Making Plans for Physical Geography
This week's Charlotte Mason podcast is an interview with a mom of five on the subject of physical geography. Morgan Conner wanted to know more about her region, wanted to learn how to do geography walks, and shares with us how this came about. If you don't know much about your locale, its geology, or how to incorporate geography walks, you will be delighted with the practical and informative suggestions Morgan shares.
Nature study is essential in a Charlotte Mason education. In revisiting "the basics," this is the reason we offer you this re-release of our original nature study episode. Even if you have been studying nature with your children for years, you will be re-inspired and grateful for the world that has been given.
I am a mom who will have a 1B student, abs preschooler. This podcast has been helping me set a foundation for a lifelong Charlotte Mason education for me and my children. Liz, Emily, and Nicole are truly the best. Thank you so much for all the encouragement and help.
Tremendously Beautiful podcast
This has been so good for me at the beginning of my Charlotte Mason journey. I feel blessed to have found this before I formally start with my first child, and I’ve been drinking it all in as teacher training. I love that Emily, Liz, and Nicole are so kind but also clear and precise in their presentation of Charlotte Mason’s method as they understand it based on their reading and research in not only her 6 volumes, but also looking into the catalog of other information available online from the records of Charlotte’s school and magazine she edited. I don’t think I’m catching all of what they’re talking about, because there is so much. But I’m encouraged to start off on the best foot I can, spreading the feast wide, and try to improve a little here and there each term, as I understand better and see where my flaws are. Charlotte Mason’s method is so beautiful and the more I learn about her and from her, the more thankful I am for such a godly woman who put her life effort into loving the little ones in a way that values them immensely, and teaching others to do the same. I am challenged by her deep spiritual life and consider her an amazing role model or inspiration to me in my spiritual walk with Jesus. Thank you for all you do at this podcast, helping with homeschool, encouragement for life, pointing towards prayer and reminding us mother to ask for the help of the Divine Teacher in our efforts and our children’s efforts as they each do the work of their own education.
Best CM Podcast Out There
I listen to all of these episodes on repeat! I’m beyond grateful for the hours these ladies have spent researching Charlotte Masons method of education and have graciously shared with all of us home educators (or any educator really). This podcast is great for encouragement, the why behind everything we do, and giving super practical advice on implementing these principals in our real life situations.