Details. How to Do Narration

I wrote a post -Solving the Mystery of Narration- intentionally making the point that narration is not complicated, and truly it is not. Telling back is the complete essence and practice of narration. But, of course, there must be more said on it. And there is… giving us a few more details into how narration should work. So let’s look at the source, Charlotte, and … Continue reading Details. How to Do Narration

Tell It & Know It

One of the foundational tools in a Living Education is narration. It is a practice, stemming from Charlotte’s philosophy that children are persons, that, probably more than anything else, distinguishes her method from all other methods. Narration is not a test to see what knowledge the student has, but rather the way in which we GET the knowledge. Charlotte tells us in various places in … Continue reading Tell It & Know It

Science of Relation-ships

 “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.” – Leonardo da Vinci What is the theory that is the rudder of a Charlotte Mason Education? What is the compass that points the direction to a Living Education? What is the principle that guides our practice? What is our … Continue reading Science of Relation-ships

What it is NOT, What it IS

Sometimes it takes too many words to explain what a Living Education IS. It took Charlotte Mason herself 6 books and hundreds of pages of other publications to explain and describe it. A quicker approach might be to look at it from the reverse—What it is NOT. -A Charlotte Mason Education does not use textbooks with bold words that are memorized for a test.-A Charlotte … Continue reading What it is NOT, What it IS