Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Working With Your Hands

Patterns from PlanetJune, thanks to my friend Mama Squirrel at Dewey’s Treehouse. Loved this “Manual training in the public schools,” a report around 1900: “This work is founded in the new but growing faith that the whole boy should be sent to school and not a part of him; that it is not enough to […]

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Habits of Virtue

“A chief function of education is the establishment of such ways of thinking in children as shall issue in good and useful living, clear thinking, aesthetic enjoyment, and above all, in the religious life.” As Charlotte points out, “habit is inevitable. If we fail to ease life by laying down habits of right thinking and […]

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A CM Educated Scientist

Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life, by Georgina Ferry “Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of the greatest upheavals of the 20th century: women’s education; the globalisation of science; the rise and fall […]

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Sloyd, a Pedagogy and Philosophy of Handicraft

“Otto Salomon, in his book on the Theory of Educational Sloyd, thus explains it:” “Sloyd is a system of Educational Handwork. In Sweden the term Sloyd embraces many useful forms of handcraft, such as: work in wood, (carpentry, carving, fret work, and turnery); in metal, (brass, iron, and wire); leather; cardboard, and such occupations as brush […]

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Lizzie Hickson’s Son: science in a P.N.E.U. School

Much respect to Mama Squirrel at the treehouse, who found that our Mrs. Hickson‘s son Arthur, who helped run the school with her after his father Frederick fell ill, presented a breakout session on science at a PNEU conference. Here’s the handout: At the Thirty First Annual Conference of the P.N.E.U. the notes of a […]

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