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Welcome to The Charlotte Mason Show, a podcast dedicated to discussing Miss Mason’s philosophy, principles, and methods. It is our hope that each episode will leave you inspired and offer practical wisdom on how to provide this rich living education in your modern homeschool. On Mondays, you can listen in on discussions with Charlotte Mason mamas, interviews with seasoned homeschool parents, and even CM 101 classes. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Pull up a chair. We are so glad you are here.

The Charlotte Mason Show | A Homeschool Podcast Julie Ross & Jeannie Fulbright

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

Welcome to The Charlotte Mason Show, a podcast dedicated to discussing Miss Mason’s philosophy, principles, and methods. It is our hope that each episode will leave you inspired and offer practical wisdom on how to provide this rich living education in your modern homeschool. On Mondays, you can listen in on discussions with Charlotte Mason mamas, interviews with seasoned homeschool parents, and even CM 101 classes. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Pull up a chair. We are so glad you are here.

    S6 E30 | Teaching Writing the Charlotte Mason Way, Part 2 (Jeannie Fulbright)

    S6 E30 | Teaching Writing the Charlotte Mason Way, Part 2 (Jeannie Fulbright)

    Ensuring your children leave home with the ability to write well, to communicate with excellence, is vital no matter what field your child chooses to pursue after high school. Imparting this skill is not arduous for the homeschool mom if she follows the essential and progressive steps given by Charlotte Mason. By teaching children to think with their pen by employing notebooking (visual and written narration), you empower your children with the tools needed for composition and every other form of writing. Notebooking is a methodology of education that employs a child’s comprehension, memory, imagination, and creativity to create a living book of their own knowledge. And as Charlotte Mason says, “that which they imagine clearly, they know: it is a life possession.” Notebooking creates knowledgeable, thoughtful and proficient writers. In this podcast, Jeannie shares stories and ideas for implementing this methodology with all subjects and whatever curriculum you are using. Because this methodology is often neglected, but so fundamental, Jeannie will soon be releasing her Notebooking University online course to provide homeschoolers with any and all age children with everything they need to utilize this powerful device with or without a curriculum. Be sure to follow Jeannie on social media and her newsletter to hear updates on Notebooking University.
    Host biography
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    Connect
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 47 min
    S6 E29 | Homeschooling Through the Holidays (Julie Ross)

    S6 E29 | Homeschooling Through the Holidays (Julie Ross)

    Thanksgiving, Christmas, parties, church events, out of town guests, and HOMESCHOOLING!!! Oh my! It can seem so overwhelming this time of year to try and do ALL the things. In this super timely episode, Julie Ross shares a few practical tips to homeschool during this holiday season without loosing your mind. 
    Keep a routine Make realistic expectations Focus on love Take care of yourself ABOUT JULIE
    Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Morning Time Plans for Advent by A Gentle Feast
    Christmas Around the World by A Gentle Feast
    CONNECT
    Julie Ross | Instagram
    A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family
    Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course.
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 25 min
    S6 E28 | Teaching Writing the Charlotte Mason Way, Part 1 (Jeannie Fulbright)

    S6 E28 | Teaching Writing the Charlotte Mason Way, Part 1 (Jeannie Fulbright)

    American schools are turning out students that cannot write. College professors complain of the lack of proficient writing skills in college students. When Jeannie was a TA at Fairfield  University, she found that even many Masters level students were deficient in writing. As is often the case, Charlotte Mason witnessed the way composition was being taught in schools and wrote extensively against this. She also gives us clear guidance for producing excellent writers. In this podcast, Jeannie will share two of the five Charlotte Mason tools for training our children to be skilled writers. In the next podcast, she will share the last three tools that will ensure your children have confidence in communicating in writing that they'll need whether they choose to enter higher education are begin their career immediately after high school. 
    ABOUT JEANNIE
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    CONNECT
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 27 min
    S6 E27 | The 8 Mindsets Essential for Success in Life and Learning (Julie Ross with Michelle Brownell)

    S6 E27 | The 8 Mindsets Essential for Success in Life and Learning (Julie Ross with Michelle Brownell)

    Calm, curiosity, compassion, clarity, creativity, confidence, courage, and connection. In this episode, Michelle Brownell dives into the mindsets that are so important for parents to understand and embrance when it comes to homeschooling their children.  Embracing these eight essential mindsets will not only impact the way you interact with your children, but it will also change the way you care for yourself.  Join Julie and Michelle for this conversation packed with valuable information on mental health, family relationships, and home education.  
    ABOUT MICHELLE
    Michelle is a wife, mother, home educator, consultant, and speaker. She has been supporting parents for more than ten years in the social, emotional and academic areas of development. She is currently the homeschool specialist for Bright & Quirky, an international online community for parents with kids who are twice-exceptional. She is the founder of Homeschool Essentials Plus, an online support community for parents home educating their children. She loves bringing in the latest information on parenting, education and mental health to parents who are home educating their kids.
    As a speaker and consultant Michelle shares from the heart of her own challenges raising strong willed and differently wired kids and how becoming resilient and an expert in her own children helps them thrive and learn. She is passionate about encouraging, empowering, and equipping parents to advocate for and connect with their children through their homeschool journey.
    She helps homeschool parents go from a place of overwhelm, burn out and stress to a place of clarity on what matters most in their family, confidence and calm & connection with their child. You can connect her at www.homeschoolessentials.net
    She lives in Florida with her husband of 27 years. Together they parent and homeschool their two children, ages 16 and 14, who they adopted at birth. She enjoys reading, family bike rides on the trails, tinkering in the garden and traveling in their RV.
    ABOUT JULIE
    Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Homeschool Essentials Plus - an online support community for parents to help start and sustain the homeschool journey
    CONNECT
    Michelle Brownell | Website | Instagram | Facebook
    Julie Ross | Instagram
    A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course.
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 56 min
    S6 E26 | Fun in the Fall Nature Study (Jeannie Fulbright with Cindy West)

    S6 E26 | Fun in the Fall Nature Study (Jeannie Fulbright with Cindy West)

    Fall, with its changing leaves and lovely weather, is a delightful time for nature exploration. In this episode, Jeannie chats with Cindy West of No Sweat Nature Study. Together they discuss some practical ways for making nature study a regular part of your day. They also share some unique ways you can make fall and winter nature study an exciting and educational time for your whole family. From bringing nature indoors with object study and recruiting expert teachers from the extension office to counting nature study as your complete science curriculum, Cindy and Jeannie ignite the imagination for making nature study simple and streamlined for the whole family.
    ABOUT CINDY
    Cindy West has written for the homeschool community for more than thirteen years. She is the author of the NaturExplorers series, Homeschooling Gifted Kids: A Practical Guide to Educate and Motivate Advanced Learners, a grammar curriculum for third and fourth graders based on living literature, a how-to book for living math, and a step-by-step book for homeschooling in the Charlotte Mason style. I also teaches online, nature-based science classes to children in the No Sweat Nature Study membership. 
    ABOUT JEANNIE
    Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. 
    RESOURCES
    Books for Teaching Nature Study During Morning Time:
    Exploring Creation with Astronomy
    Exploring Creation with Botany
    Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Flying Creatures
    Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 Swimming Creatures
    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Land Animals
    Handbook of Nature Study
    The Story Book of Science
    Morning Time Nature Study Ideas  
    Leaf Chromatography Experiment
    No Sweat Nature Study LIVE
    The No Sweat Nature Study Podcast
    CONNECT
    Cindy West | Blog | Instagram 
    Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 30 min
    S6 E25 | Reason Can Be SO Unreasonable! | Virtual Book Club: A Philosophy of Education, Chapter 9 (Julie Ross with Shay Kemp)

    S6 E25 | Reason Can Be SO Unreasonable! | Virtual Book Club: A Philosophy of Education, Chapter 9 (Julie Ross with Shay Kemp)

    Join Julie and Shay as they continue discussing Charlotte Mason’s A Philosophy of Education!
    ABOUT SHAY
    Shay is a homeschooling mom of five who loves enjoying the learning journey with her children and encouraging others in their paths of faith, parenting and homeschooling.  She believes the best conversations happen when you are comfortable on the front porch and loves to share her own journey from there! 
    ABOUT JULIE
    Julie H. Ross believes that every child needs a feast of living ideas to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. As a former school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant director of a homeschool academy, Julie has worked with hundreds of students and parents over the past 20 years. She has also been homeschooling her own five children for over a decade. Julie developed the Charlotte Mason curriculum, A Gentle Feast, to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a rich and abundant educational feast full of books, beauty, and Biblical truth. Julie lives in South Carolina. When she’s not busy homeschooling, reading children’s books, hiking, or writing curriculum, you can find her taking a nap.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    World Watch News
    CONNECT
    Shay Kemp | Facebook | YouTube
    Julie Ross | Instagram
    A Gentle Feast | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Tuttle Twins: children’s books to help you teach your kids how the world really works
    A Gentle Feast: a Charlotte Mason curriculum for the entire family
    Want to know more about the Charlotte Mason method?  Visit www.agentlefeast.com and click on LEARN MORE to receive a FREE four-day introduction course.
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Megs DeHaan ,

Julie is fun and lively!

Thank you Julie for taking your time to share Charlotte Mason wisdom. I’ve listened to countless hours of your show and I keep going back for more! It has helped me to gain confidence and understand the practical ways of Miss Mason. I am SO grateful for you! 👏🏼

Kasey Werner ,

This podcast is such a gift!!

I just started doing some simple homeschool preschool this year with my 4 year old son. The last several months I’ve been taking a deep dive into Charlotte Mason’s philosophy, and have fallen in love with it!! I found this podcast by just typing in “Charlotte Mason podcast” on apple podcasts, and I’m so so glad I did! Because of what I’ve learned from Julie and her guests, I am now reading Charlotte Mason’s “Home Education” book, am reading really good living books with my kids, am focusing on the habit of obedience. I’ve also been encouraged to continue to spend much time outdoors and memorize scripture with my kiddos. I’m so thankful for a Christ-centered, practical, and deeply thought-provoking podcast. Thank you for all you do!

mistyfox1 ,

So grateful!

I’ve always dreamed of homeschooling my kiddos but life was always so busy. When Covid and distance learning came, we decided now was the time to switch. I am so grateful for Julie and A Gentle Feast! This show gives such wisdom and encouragement at just the right time! Julie is real and genuine and feeds this Mama’s soul during uncharted territories for me;)

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