Monthly Archives: February 2018

Socrates on Writing: will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it

Why did I not know this? “For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have […]

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Formal Education (and Screens) Too Early Causes Later Delays

“Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago,” paediatric occupational therapist Sally Payne from the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust told The Guardian. More here Early Academics is not doing the kids any favors: “Early academic training somewhat increases children’s immediate scores on the specific […]

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Here and There: Culture Stuff

Culture… “is something inculcated into you from your very earliest breath, your very first awareness of the world…. ” At the very basic level, people from other cultures move differently. They shop differently, they think differently and they live differently.” (Sarah Hoyt, in a longer post on immigration stuff) I find cultural differences and distinctions […]

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Is a CM Education for All? Principles, part II of III

Part 1 is here. My premise is that yes, certainly a Charlotte Mason education is for pretty much everybody. When it isn’t, it’s because of two reasons: 1. somebody has misunderstood what a CM education is, or 2. Something is clinically wrong. Our Cherub, for instance, cannot really participate in much beyond the 9th principle- […]

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