Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival!

Ordinarily, at least the last several many times (as a little boy in my neighborhood said about how much candy he wanted), this has been hosted at Fisher Academy. They have been pretty busy there recently so I get to guest host. I meant to get this up a week ago, but with all the […]

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12 Copywork Suggestions from The Art of War

Copywork or or short dictation: all these sentences are from The Art of War by Sun Tzu The short dictation is my own suggest if you are beginning a CM approach with an older student- age 10 or older, who has not done studied dictation before. 1. We attack, and the enemy cannot resist, because […]

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Timetables, Principles, and Brains

Charlotte Mason: brilliant educator in England around the turn of the last century, author of several books, creator of the Parent’s National Education Union promoting her ideas about education (living books, treat children with respect, narration, nature study, include music and pictures and poetry, etc, etc). She also started a teacher training school where she […]

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Folksongs IV

Previously   What if *we* do not like folksongs? In volume 2, page 17, Miss Mason explains that when we consult our tastes rather than our children’s needs, we are making unlawful use of our authority. As to whether or not they are a need, I will address this in more detail in a later […]

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Charlotte Mason on modern education

“I am jealous for the children; every modern educational movement tends to belittle them intellectually; and none more so than a late ingenious attempt to feed normal children with the pap-meat which may (?) be good for the mentally sick: but, “To all wildly popularĀ things comes suddenly and inexorably death, without hope of resurrection.” If […]

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