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The New Mason Jar with Cindy Rollins explores the application of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy to the atmosphere, discipline, and life of our homes and schools. We cover Charlotte’s timeless principles as they work themselves out in our real and modern lives. Interviewing seasoned moms who have cherished Charlotte’s works while raising real children in real families, we endeavor to lay a foundation of hope and possibility for our listeners. However imperfectly.

The New Mason Jar with Cindy Rollins Cindy Rollins

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The New Mason Jar with Cindy Rollins explores the application of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy to the atmosphere, discipline, and life of our homes and schools. We cover Charlotte’s timeless principles as they work themselves out in our real and modern lives. Interviewing seasoned moms who have cherished Charlotte’s works while raising real children in real families, we endeavor to lay a foundation of hope and possibility for our listeners. However imperfectly.

    Overcoming Fear in Homeschooling with Jennifer Pepito

    Overcoming Fear in Homeschooling with Jennifer Pepito

    It is only in so far as Knowledge is dear to us and delights us for herself that she yields us lifelong joy and contentment. He who delights in her, not for the sake of showing off, and not for the sake of excelling others, but just because she is so worthy to be loved, cannot be unhappy.
    Charlotte Mason, Ourselves, Book I Show Summary: Today’s guest is Jennifer Pepito, veteran homeschool mom, author, podcast host and creator of The Peaceful Press How Jennifer first heard about Charlotte Mason Some of the hightlights of Jennifer’s homeschooling journey What is one of the books that you have connected with the most in your homeschooling? How do you make space for reading aloud together as as family? How Jennifer’s book came out of her own parenting fears Books and Links Mentioned: Mothering by the Book by Jennifer Pepito
    Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
    For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
    Hero Education by Oliver DeMille
    Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins
    The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
    In Vital Harmony by Karen Glass
    For the Family’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
     
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    The Peaceful Press

    • 40 min
    Adapting Charlotte Mason Methods for the Dyslexic Student with Marcela Best

    Adapting Charlotte Mason Methods for the Dyslexic Student with Marcela Best

    God the Holy Spirit is himself, personally, the imparter of knowledge, the instructor of youth, the inspirer of genius…. every fruitful idea, every original conception whether in Euclid or grammar or music was a direct inspiration from the Holy Spirit.
    Charlotte Mason, Parents and children, Vol. 2 Show Summary: Today’s guest is Marcela Best, homeschooling mother of 5 children How Marcela started learning about Charlotte Mason The types of special needs Marcela’s children have How Marcela adapted the process of written narration for her dyslexic son The technology solutions that Marcela found helpful What aspects of the Charlotte Mason method are ideal for dyslexic students How Marcela continues expanding her students’ narration and composition skills How modern brain research backs up Charlotte Mason’s educational ideas Why Marcela believes all children can benefit from a Charlotte Mason education  
    Books and Links Mentioned: For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
    Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins
    Know and Tell by Karen Glass
    Uncommon Sense Teaching by Barbara Oakley
    The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo
    Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Learning How to Learn Course
     
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    • 44 min
    Large Family Life and Charlotte Mason with Heather Tully

    Large Family Life and Charlotte Mason with Heather Tully

    Today’s guest is Heather Tully, wife, homeschooling mother of 10 children, and photographer of everyday life How Heather first came to hear about Charlotte Mason and made the transition from a neo-classical model How Heather manages many different ages of children by combining into forms What Heather’s family gathering time has looked like over the years How group narrations work in Heather’s family What a typical school day looks like in the Tully household Heather’s take on transitioning kids to college Heather’s words of encouragement for all mothers Books and Links Mentioned: Gather: Exploring the Wonder, Wisdom, & Worship of Learning at Home by Pam Barnhill and Heather Tully
    Genevieve Foster
    Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall
    This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall
    AmblesideOnline
    The CMEC (Charlotte Mason Educational Center)
     
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    The mother’s work is unlike any other in the whole world, it entails the constant drawing out of the very depths of her nature, and keeps it on the stretch often for hours together. It is from morning till night, and often does not end with night. But different calls are made on her at different times, that is where the difficulty and the need of adaptation arise. She must, like a musician on a rich toned organ, frequently at a moment’s notice, pull out a new stop and push in all the others–thus only can she supply the harmony of family life. She must be ready to meet these sudden, rapid changes, these calls on her love and her sympathy on all sides… In order to succeed in this, she must bring all her powers to bear on it with definite intention, just as the skillful musician would.. To be Queen over her little kingdom, serene in every family emergency, capable to direct all things with calmness, cheerfulness, and decision, is an ambition sufficient to tax the powers of the most skillful amongst us, and a vocation equal to the highest God has appointed on this earth.
    Charlotte Mason, The Parents’ Review, Vol. 4, “Family Life"

    • 51 min
    Exams in the Charlotte Mason Homeschool with Celeste Cruz

    Exams in the Charlotte Mason Homeschool with Celeste Cruz

    Let this be the mother’s key to the whole of the education of each boy and each girl; not of her children; the Divine Spirit does not work with nouns of multitude, but with each single child. Because He is infinite, the whole world is not too great a school for this indefatigable Teacher, and because He is infinite, He is able to give the whole of his infinite attention for the whole time to each one of his multitudinous pupils. We do not sufficiently rejoice in the wealth that the infinite nature of our God brings to each of us.
    Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children, Vol. 2 Show Summary: Today’s guest is Celeste Cruz, homeschooling mom of 10, speaker at Charlotte Mason conferences and supporter of parents using the CMEC curriculum How Celeste first learned about Charlotte Mason’s philosophy How Celeste got involved with the CMEC What was the process of the PNEU exams in Charlotte Mason’s day? What makes a Charlotte Mason style exam different from a typical modern school examination? How could parents set up a schedule for exams? What is the connection between narration and end of term examinations? What advice do you have for parents who are worried about doing exams? Books and Links Mentioned: Charlotte Mason Educational Center (CMEC)
    Charlotte Mason Digital Collection
    Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
    School Education by Charlotte Mason
    A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason
     
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    • 49 min
    S2E33: The Alveary Curriculum with Stephanie Russell

    S2E33: The Alveary Curriculum with Stephanie Russell

    It is the duty of the nation to maintain relations of brotherly kindness with other nations; therefore it is the duty of every family, as an integral part of the nation, to be able to hold brotherly speech with the families of other nations as opportunities arise; therefore to acquire the speech of neighbouring nations is not only to secure an inlet of knowledge and a means of culture, but is a duty of that higher morality (the morality of the family) which aims at universal brotherhood; therefore every family would do well to cultivate two languages besides the mother tongue, even in the nursery.
    Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children, Volume 2 Show Summary: Today’s guest is Stephanie Russell, a homeschooling mother of 6 children who uses Charlotte Mason’s Alveary curriculum How Stephanie first heard of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy How did you first find out about The Alveary and decide to use it? What Stephanie likes about using The Alveary for her family What a typical school day looks like in Stephanie’s family Stephanie’s tips on setting realistic expectations What kinds of assessment do you do through the Alveary? What are some of your favorite strengths of the Alveary? Do you think there are any potential weaknesses of the curriculum? Who do you think the Alveary would work best for?  
    Books and Links Mentioned: Charlotte Mason’s Alveary Curriculum
    Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
     
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    • 38 min
    A Gentle Feast Curriculum with Brittney McGann

    A Gentle Feast Curriculum with Brittney McGann

    Is the distinction between being free to choose the right at one’s own option, and not free to do the wrong, too subtle to be grasped, too elusive to be practical? It may be so, but it is precisely the distinction which we are aware of in our own lives so far as we keep ourselves consciously under the divine governance. We are free to go in the ways of right living, and have the happy sense of liberty of choice, but the ways of transgressors are hard.
    Charlotte Mason, School Education, Volume 3 Show Summary: Today’s guest is Brittney McGann is a homeschooling mother of 3 who uses the curriculum A Gentle Feast How Brittney first came to hear about Charlotte Mason’s methods What is A Gentle Feast and what is unique about this curriculum? What support is offered for users of A Gentle Feast? What does a typical homeschool day look like for your family? Why Brittney started a scouting group and wrote a book about it Who do you think this curriculum would work for? How is A Gentle Feast set up? Books and Links Mentioned: A Gentle Feast
    Scouting for Wild Ones by Brittney McGann
    School Education by Charlotte Mason
    A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
     
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

sunnyday☀️☀️☀️ ,

Charlotte would be proud!

I loved Cindy’s first book so much and was happy to find this lovely podcast to compliment it. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about Charlotte’s philosophies in such a beautiful and easy to relate with way!

Bible loving mama! ,

Such clear information

Thank you for these wonderful people you’ve had on the show and giving such great wisdom in who Charlotte Mason is, what her philosophy was, and how we can use it today. Many blessings to you all for this wonderful work you’re doing.

aegreer22 ,

Maybe an interview from SCM?

I’m loving the series on CM curriculum! I use AO, but I would also love to see you include Simply Charlotte Mason in the line up as well. Sonya Shafer’s podcast and blog has been such a help to SO many!

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