Charlottes Heart for Teachers calendar journal

2016 Calendar Journal Now Available

I’ve been copying a lot of meaningful entries in my Commonplace Book lately. Many of them have come from the little but rich volume that Charlotte Mason gave all her teaching-school graduates, The Cloud of Witness compiled by Mrs. Lyttelton Gell. It is full of thought-provoking inspirational poetry and quotations organized by theme. (more…)

Mom and daughter homeschool

Sequence Your Day: Simple Tips for a Smooth Year, Part 3

There seems to be a somewhat common misconception among homeschoolers—especially those who are new to the Charlotte Mason Method. Let’s set the record straight: the Charlotte Mason approach is not just living books. There is much more to Charlotte Mason than reading and narrating! Charlotte’s students wrote, sang, memorized, recited, drew, worked with manipulatives, went […]

Using Language Well student and teacher books

Using Language Well: A New Language Arts Resource

Last week we talked about how Charlotte Mason used guided discovery with her students to help them grow in language arts—the art of using language well. With guided discovery, you guide your student’s attention to a particular aspect of a literary passage and encourage him to look closely and discover English and grammar points for […]

Charlotte Mason's Living Math: A Guided Journey DVD set

Charlotte Mason’s Living Math: A Guided Journey, New DVD Set

In the teaching of math, Charlotte Mason believed that everything that can be demonstrated, should be demonstrated; or, in her words, “demonstrate everything demonstrable” (Vol. 1, p. 255). There is something about a hands-on demonstration that clarifies and cements the concepts in your mind, that helps you better understand the details. This is true whether […]