Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Children are worthy of the best- that’s not elitism

“I believe the unique difference in this method of learning over all others is that Literature weaves a Golden Thread through all the subjects taught. Enthusiasm for Good Books is the Main Theme.   Whatever fault there may be in the Parents’ Union it is certainly not lack of enthusiasm. This enthusiasm springs from contact […]

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Knowledge and Education

Reposted from 2006 “Root ideas are much more important in practical affairs than we usually realize, especially when they are so much taken for granted that they are hidden from our view. In American education, the ideas that influence us, though often hidden from view, come to us from the intellectual movement known as Romanticism, […]

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Experts and the Science of Relations

A few years back Scientific American published an article on how experts are made, or rather, about how scientists attempted to discover how experts became experts.  It’s science, so they wanted something measurable, even though it’s hard to do that when working with the human mind. However, chess acumen provides a fairly measurable standard, so […]

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Connections All Around

Originally posted in 2007      We began homeschooling in 1988. I had been brought up with poetry, classical music, and living books, so naturally, they were already part of our lives, as were folk songs and regular field trips to historical sites and science museums. My background combined with the fact that the very […]

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Essay on Man, 2

Part I is here   Pope’s Essay on Man is divided into four parts.  However, in a 1900 school edition of the Essay on Man, Joseph Seabury said ” “The poem is an integer. It should be read contin- uously, thoroughly, slowly, and read to the end. Weigh each word : each word has force. […]

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