About a year ago, my husband John and I were driving home from a convention and discussing how we might be able to help more people understand the Charlotte Mason Method. (We’ve found that drive times are perfect times for brainstorming new ideas.)
We had just spent several weekends talking with people at the Simply Charlotte Mason booth, answering questions and giving suggestions about homeschooling the Charlotte Mason way. We had met eager new homeschoolers who were thrilled to learn about Charlotte; we had chatted with happy parents who had been doing Charlotte Mason for years and just wanted to fine tune the methods; we had encouraged veteran homeschoolers who had been using other approaches, had burned out, and were looking for something different.
So many stories. So many people at different points along the journey.
As we rounded a bend on the highway, John asked a question that seemed to hang in the air: “Do we have a comprehensive training tool that will take a person from A to Z with the Charlotte Mason Method?”
I had to admit that we didn’t. Oh, we had many resources that would help a person learn about various aspects of Charlotte Mason, but we didn’t have one comprehensive A to Z package.
That question became the topic of discussion for the rest of the trip and continued to dominate our attention for the months that followed. Eventually, we outlined a Preschool through High School what-you-need-to-know course and traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, with high hopes to present and video-record it as a live conference. The response was great at the live event, and we set to work on the video project with the goal of making that A to Z course available to everyone.
Learning and Living
Today we are proud to present Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way, a comprehensive 12-DVD set designed to give you the knowledge and the confidence you need to teach your children with the Charlotte Mason Method.
No matter where you are in the journey—exploring options and thinking through research ahead of time, just getting started teaching your children, feeling comfortable with a few years of experience under your belt, or looking at graduation and finishing strong—Learning and Living was designed for you.
The 12 DVDs will
- Introduce Charlotte Mason and her wonderful ideas to you,
- Walk through the practical how-to’s for her methods in every school subject,
- Let you experience what a typical day might look like using this approach,
- Explore how the Charlotte Mason Method is different from the other homeschool approaches of Classical, unit studies, unschooling, and traditional,
- Caution you about four ways to destroy your child’s love for learning,
- Give you guidance and practice in customizing a CM-style schedule for your family,
- Share the secret to smooth and easy days: habit training the Charlotte Mason way,
- Detail how to continue using Charlotte’s approach during the high school years.
And those of you with preschoolers can add the Enjoying the Early Years 2-DVD set for a complete preschool through high school package!
We’re excited about Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way, our new A to Z resource designed to equip, encourage, and inspire you in Charlotte’s wonderful methods!
If you want to fully grasp just how practical and doable the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling is, watch the sample videos and take advantage of the special introductory pricing on Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way through May 29.
6 Reasons I Love the Charlotte Mason Method
We will continue our series on 6 Reasons I Love the Charlotte Mason Method next week. Watch for Reason 4 then.