How a parent’s tact, watchfulness, and persistence play key roles in the child’s successful habit training.
Three tips that will help you have a successful year of homeschooling. (That is, if you follow them. If you just read them, no guarantees.)
A look at five essentials that will help you and your children learn the most from a narration lesson.
Take a closer look at what Charlotte meant when she said, “There is no education but self-education” and how her methods embody the tools to do that.
A Growing Time (8)
Charlotte taught that the goal of education is growth—growing, not just knowing. This series discusses three essential elements to growth.
Books & Things (7)
Charlotte Mason’s practical suggestions for using living books and things to give our children a real education.
Thoughts on whether the Charlotte Mason approach can accurately be described as gentle.
Techniques Charlotte Mason used to teach elementary arithmetic.
CM Myths (4)
Statements we’ve heard people make about Charlotte Mason, along with the facts that either support or disprove them.
Posts and comments on the methods Charlotte Mason advocated for assessing short-term, intermediate, and long-term learning.
Ideas for combining the children for as many homeschool subjects as possible.
Education Is (8)
Posts and comments about Charlotte’s philosophy of education as an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.
Our top picks for living books that cover the Middle Ages and Renaissance time periods.
A look at Charlotte Mason’s encouragement and ideas toward forming just opinions—an important duty for each person in life.
Getting Started (6)
Practical help and tips for the homeschooler who is new to the Charlotte Mason Method.
Good Habits (3)
The two keys to developing good habits in your life and your children’s lives.
How the Charlotte Mason approach differs from the other main homeschooling approaches.
Ideas and practical tips from Charlotte Mason on including handicrafts in your home school.
Ideas from Charlotte Mason’s schools that we can use to encourage physical activity and recreation in our homeschools.
CM Methods are effective for all ages, not just for the elementary years. These articles discuss what changes, what stays the same, how to handle grades and transcripts, and habit-training in the high school years in a Charlotte Mason way.
Thoughts on Charlotte’s motto for students and what it means to parents.
Charlotte Mason’s methods and philosophy of education are wonderfully balanced in so many ways. Here are gems of wisdom from her ideas that will help you keep a good balance in your own life.
Discover the simple, sensible, and effective ways that Charlotte Mason taught language arts.
Posts and comments about the five categories of habits Charlotte Mason mentioned in her writings.
Practical ideas and tips to help you make the transition to the Charlotte Mason Method in your home school.
Posts and comments about Charlotte Mason’s thoughts on allowing children freedom within boundaries.
Narration Q&A (18)
In which we answer your questions about this wonderfully versatile staple of the Charlotte Mason home school
Nature Study (8)
The beautiful picture that unfolded as we studied Charlotte Mason’s writings about Nature Study.
Picture Study (4)
The delightfully simple yet effective way that Charlotte Mason gave her students an appreciation for art.
Tips and hints on the art of reading aloud.
Practical ideas to help make homeschool days flow smoother.
Posts and comments based on Charlotte Mason’s principles of habit-training.
Subject by Subject (18)
How to teach each school subject in a Charlotte Mason way.
Teaching Reading (5)
Charlotte Mason’s gentle and natural ideas for making reading lessons a delight.
The Early Years (8)
Practical counsel from Charlotte Mason for the preschool years.
How prepared dictation fits into the overall scheme of Charlotte Mason’s approach to language arts
Charlotte Mason’s thoughts on how we can help our children strengthen their wills to be able to do what is right even when they don’t feel like it.
Three helpful gems taken from Charlotte Mason’s counsel to her student teachers.
A look at the three foundational questions Charlotte encouraged mothers to answer as they plan their children’s education.