Sometimes the same thing over and over again gets boring and, as Victorian England might put it, very dull. If your students are becoming bored with oral and written narrations, a slight variation on the typical narration might be needed to keep a Living atmosphere. It is needed, because repetition leads to predictability; predictability takes away creativity and ultimately curiosity. Curiosity is paramount to a … Continue reading Are Variations on the Standard Narration Allowed?
Is Charlotte Mason’s geography book written in 1881 relevant for today?1881! It’s soooooo OLD! Outdated! Surely there is a better book by now!How could a book that old possibly have any value for our modern, fast paced, at-your-finger-tips world?The answer is, this old book is absolutely relevant for today! The most obvious, no-brainer answers are that our world still has the same physical features– oceans, … Continue reading Charlotte Mason’s 1881 Geography and Today’s Realtor
In a day and age of an abundance of educational teaching materials and classrooms specialized to the particulars of students, the educational community might need a simple breath of fresh air. I recently acquired a teachers manual for lower elementary literature studies. This five inch thick spiral bound behemoth could probably leave a dent if you threw it at your car. With curiosity, I opened … Continue reading Schools! Save Space and Money! Use Narration!
Daily Thoughts on Ourselves is a character building guide to support growth towards honorable living and profitable habits. Topics for each week range from our physical bodies and mind to love and justice. Intellect, beauty, imagination, reason, desires, kindness, courage, loyalty, truth, use of time and money, opinions, self control, and service are a sampling of some of the bountiful topics and their guiding principles … Continue reading Detailed Description – Daily Thoughts on Ourselves
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
“The second Dæmon of Imagination is Sin. Have you ever heard people say, ‘There seems to be quite an epidemic of burglaries’ or ‘of murders’? They are quite right. There is an epidemic of these things. They are catching in a curious way. People read of a crime in the newspapers, they allow their Imagination to dwell upon all the details; the whole thing becomes … Continue reading April 25, 2020. Epidemic, Catching in a Curious Way
As we close one year and open a new one, I think back over some of the events of 2017 – things we did, things we learned, how we approach this brand new baby year. I found one important meditation from this past summer. May it bless you. We woke to a beautiful morning on August 21 packed a picnic lunch, our solar glasses and … Continue reading The Realistic Purist