Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

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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Miss Mason and Logic

“Canst thou deny it? Did not goodwife Keech, the butcher’s wife, come in then, and call me Gossip Quickly? — coming in to borrow a mess of vinegar; telling me she had a good dish of prawns– whereby thou didst desire to eat some — whereby I told thee they were ill for a green […]

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Is a Charlotte Mason Education for Everybody?

It is my personal, but very strong opinion (I see no point in writing at length about a weak opinion) that a Charlotte Mason education is for everybody.  From what I can tell, most people who think otherwise have a different understanding of what a CM education is than I do.  Mason’s education approach is […]

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Connections

Education is the Science of relations, says Miss Mason.  The world is full of these relations, connections, intersections, cross-pollination, and Great Recognitions.   Both remarkable discoveries which benefit mankind and personal epiphanies which primarily refresh the mind and spirit of a single individual have been the result of happy accidents of such relations.  A scientist ponders […]

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P.N.E.U. Principles As Illustrated by Teaching, 2

P.N.E.U. Principles As Illustrated by Teaching by Miss R. A. Pennethorne, Ex-Student, House of Education Volume 10, 1899, pgs. 549 I wrote part one of this set a little over a year ago. Nobody can say I was hasty, right?  If you want to brush up on that, you could read part one here. She’s […]

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