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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

    • Education
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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.

    A Charlotte Mason Approach to Language Arts with Amy Snell

    A Charlotte Mason Approach to Language Arts with Amy Snell

    Today’s guest is Amy Snell, a homeschooling mother of 5, as well as a speaker, teacher and encourager to fellow Charlotte Mason homeschoolers How did you first hear about Charlotte Mason? What do you think are the elements of language arts in a Charlotte Mason paradigm? What are some of the early steps in teaching language arts at home? What are some other tools we can use besides narration to strengthen a child’s composition skills? What are the differences between transcription and dictation and their purposes? How can parents implement these practices into their daily and weekly schedules? Ideas for helping students transition to written narration How would you approach teaching grammar? What is done for composition in the higher forms? Some encouragement for moms seeking to implement more Charlotte Mason methods in the language arts Books and Links Mentioned: Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason
    First Grammar Lessons by Charlotte Mason
    The Lively Art of Writing by Lucille Payne
     
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    …in fact, Composition is not an adjunct but an integral part of their education in every subject. The exercise affords very great pleasure to children, perhaps we all like to tell what we know, and in proportion as their composition is entirely artless, it is in the same degree artistic and any child is apt to produce a style to be envied for its vigour and grace…
    The response of the young students to such a scheme of study is very delightful. What they write has literary and sometimes poetic value, and the fact that they can write well is the least of the gains acquired. They can read, appreciating every turn of their author’s thought; and they can bring cultivated minds to bear on the problems of the hour and the guiding of the State; that is to say, their education bears at every point on the issues and interests of every day life, and they shew good progress in the art of becoming the magnanimous citizens of the future.
    Charlotte Mason, Towards a Philosophy of Education, Vol. 6

    • 49 min
    The Value of Teaching Plutarch with Tom Cox

    The Value of Teaching Plutarch with Tom Cox

    …the one achievement possible and necessary for every man is character; and character is as finely wrought metal beaten into shape and beauty by the repeated and accustomed action of will. We who teach should make it clear to ourselves that our aim in education is less conduct than character;… Charlotte Mason, Toward a Philosophy of Education, Vol. 6 Show Summary: Today’s guest is Tom Cox, husband and homeschool father, classical educator, and Plutarch podcaster How Tom and his wife learned about Charlotte Mason How Tom became so interested in Plutarch The value of Plutarch in the classroom and homeschool Tips for approaching Plutarch with a realistic viewpoint Some advice on choosing a translation (find Tom’s video on the topic here) Some reasons NOT to study Plutarch What a difference it has made for Tom to use narration in his classroom  
    Books and Links Mentioned: Toward a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason Plutarch’s Lives: and English Translation by Bernadotte Perrin
    The Roots of American Order by Russell Kirk
     
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    • 56 min
    S2E28: Q&A Number 4 with Cindy and Dawn

    S2E28: Q&A Number 4 with Cindy and Dawn

    What if parents and teachers in their zeal misread the schedule of their duties, magnified their office unduly and encroached upon the personality of children? It is not an environment that these want, a set of artificial relations carefully, constructed, but an atmosphere which nobody has been at pains to constitute.
    Charlotte Mason, Vol. 6, Toward A Philosophy of Education Show Summary: This week Dawn and Cindy are back with another session answering listener questions Find out about Cindy’s Summer Discipleship for 2022 What is the “ideal” Charlotte Mason atmosphere? How can we add multiculturalism to a Charlotte Mason education? What do you do with your kids in the summertime? Books and Links Mentioned: Toward a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason
    “The Atmosphere of Home” by M. F. Jerrold
    Find Cindy and Dawn: Morning Time for Moms
    Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group
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    Dawn’s Swedish Drill Website
    Dawn’s Articles on Afterthoughtsblog.net

    • 48 min
    Picturing Charlotte Mason with Lanaya Gore and Twila Farmer

    Picturing Charlotte Mason with Lanaya Gore and Twila Farmer

    Let me repeat that I venture to suggest, not what is practicable in any household but what seems to me absolutely best for the children; and that, in the faith that mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them.
    Charlotte Mason, Home Education, Vol. 1 Show Summary: Today’s guests are the author and illustrator of a new picture book on the life of Charlotte Mason, Lanaya Gore and Twila Farmer How did this book come to be? How did Lanaya and Twila come to work together on this project? What was the process of writing and illustrating like? Did anything surprise you as you researched Charlotte and her life? How do you hope people will use this book? Books and Links Mentioned: Home Education by Charlotte Mason
    The Story of Charlotte Mason by Essex Cholmondeley
    Charlotte Mason, The Teacher Who Revealed Worlds of Wonder by Lanaya Gore and Twila Farmer
    Books illustrated by Garth Williams
    Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
    Miracles by C. S. Lewis
    Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear
     
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    • 35 min
    Q&A No. 3 with Cindy and Dawn

    Q&A No. 3 with Cindy and Dawn

    Today’s episode is another Q & A session with Cindy and Dawn How do you incorporate narration later on in a child’s schooling? Can you talk more about the importance of written narrations? How do you check all your students’ work and juggle different levels of students? How do you combine subjects for multiple ages of students? What are your thoughts on using the Charlotte Mason method without an understanding of Christian theology? Some closing thoughts and encouragement from Cindy Books Mentioned: School Education by Charlotte Mason How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer
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    • 44 min
    Teaching to Special Needs with Charlotte Mason Methods with Karla Areas

    Teaching to Special Needs with Charlotte Mason Methods with Karla Areas

    The average child studies with delight. We do not say he will remember all he knows, but, to use a phrase of Jane Austen’s, he will have had his “imagination warmed” in many regions of knowledge.
    Charlotte Mason, School Education, Vol. 3 Show Summary: Today’s guest is Karla Areas, homeschool mother of 2 children and co-founder of the Charlotte Mason Memphis support group How Karla first came to know about Charlotte Mason What kinds of adaptations Karla made to narration, short lessons and other CM methods to work with her special needs child What are some of the features of a Charlotte Mason education that works so well for teaching special needs? How an average school day looked for Karla and her son as he continued to grow How do you take care of your neuro-typical children at the same time as caring for a special needs child? Karla’s advice for all homeschooling moms to stay the course Books and Links Mentioned: School Education by Charlotte Mason
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    The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
        but victory rests with the Lord.
    Proverbs 21:31

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Meggyhanson12345 ,

Love Cindy Rollins!

One of my favorite Charlotte Mason podcasts was the mason jar. I’m so happy Cindy is back!🥰🥰 Perfect for a Charlotte Mason beginner or veteran! So grab a good cup of tea and give it a listen! You won’t be disappointed!

Laurasis ,

LOVE LOVE LOVE

This is everything. Hope for the imperfect homeschool momma. Cindy is humble, humorous, and honest. She brings the gift of a CM education down to earth. I could not be more grateful.

homesteadmama86 ,

Great information!

I am brand new to Charlotte Mason and have learned so much from the podcast. Very practical for today’s homeschool mom!

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