Charlotte Mason was a British educator who lived from 1842-1923. She was born near Bangor on the Northwest tip of Wales. She lived during the Victorian area. This time period is known for its hierarchy of social, class-based social order. Women wore, long, bustled flowing dresses with ruffles and ornaments on the bodice cinched with corsets. Medicine and transportation were making strides in science. The … Continue reading A Brief History of Charlotte
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
Do I personally need to learn about a Charlotte Mason Education? I’m happy to tell you Yes! If you want to know something, then yes, like anything else, you will need to devote time to the study of it. This is good because studying Charlotte Mason will change your life—for the better. If it seems like hard work, well maybe sometimes it is, but nothing … Continue reading What is a Charlotte Mason Education-Questions Answered 3
If there are no tests or quizzes, how do you know the student is learning? A Charlotte Mason education relies on a child’s inborn desire to know and their natural curiosity. A child who has been reared with this underlying philosophy from the beginning will have the God-given natural desire to know and learn at his immediate disposal. A student who has been trained from … Continue reading What is a Charlotte Mason Education—Questions Answered 2
Charlotte Mason states several times in her volumes that the mind best learns when it asks itself a question and then answers it. So with that in mind, perhaps we should start delving into what a Charlotte Mason education is by asking some basic questions. Perhaps you are new to home teaching or interested in improving classroom learning. Perhaps you have asked yourself some questions … Continue reading What is a Charlotte Mason Education? Questions Answered 1.