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.
We're popping into the feed today with three short announcements about upcoming events and items you'll want to know about.
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.
This podcast is a gem. If you have any interest in parenting, education or the future of humanity. This podcast puts a smile on my face, a plan of action in front of me for the next day, reinvigorated strength, an open heart and many time a few happy tears too at the end of every day.
Just inspring and amazing.
Well done! This is CM mind to mind and heart to heart, you really get the spirit of her method and message.
Also a note, I am a muslim spanish mother living in South Africa, and this is inspiring for me anyway, really transcends any diference, in case that helps anyone.