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Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way DVD Set
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Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way DVD Set

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5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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$129.00

Our 12-DVD set to equip, encourage, and inspire you in Charlotte Mason's wonderful methods for learning and living! If you want to fully grasp just how practical and doable the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling is, Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way is for you!

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Product Description

Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way brings you practical help and lots of encouragement for your children’s education. This 12-DVD set, recorded live at an SCM conference in Jacksonville, Florida, is designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence you need to teach your children the Charlotte Mason way—all the way through high school.

Disc 1: Meet Charlotte Mason and Her Methods
Charlotte’s methods are simple and effective. Learn about who Charlotte was and try some of her methods for yourself.

Disc 2: Living Books and Narration
Living books and narration make learning stick. Discover what makes a living book “living” and practice using one to narrate.

Disc 3: Learning with Books
Now that you know how to use living books effectively, find out which school subjects depend on them, along with other techniques to keep learning enjoyable.

Disc 4: Learning with Language
Increase your confidence as you get a firm grasp on language arts the Charlotte Mason way. Plus, discover her wonderful method for teaching foreign languages!

Disc 5: Learning with Things
Art, music, nature, handicrafts—so many fascinating things are around us! Learn how to include these things as you spread the feast of ideas for your student.

Disc 6: Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits
Good habits are the secret to smooth and easy days. Find out how to instill them, along with practical tips for Charlotte’s Top Three habits.

Discs 7 & 8: A CM-Style Morning of Studies
Witness Charlotte Mason methods in action! Experience a morning of studies and see what this style of education actually looks like. These two discs walk you through the studies in real time, so you can participate along with the conference attendees.

Disc 9: Reflections on a Charlotte Mason Education
Compare Charlotte Mason to other homeschooling styles and explore some key principles that were evident throughout the morning of studies—ideas that can make a big difference in your own home school!

Disc 10: Four Ways to Destroy Your Child’s Love for Knowledge
Now that you have experienced Charlotte Mason-style studies, you will better appreciate Charlotte’s comments on four ways you can destroy your child’s love for knowledge. (This session was not part of the live conference, but we think the information is so valuable that we have included it in the DVD set as a special bonus disc.)

Disc 11: Putting It All Together
A wide variety of subjects is essential to spreading the feast for your student. Learn how to put it all together to schedule a delightful week of studies with these hands-on guidelines.

Disc 12: Navigating the High School Years
Yes, you can homeschool the Charlotte Mason way through high school! Gain encouragement and practical insights for staying the course and finishing well.

Learning and Living Notebook
More than 180 pages of notes, samples, and ideas in a handy spiral notebook that corresponds to the 12-DVD set. Plus, a For Further Study section with passages from Charlotte’s writings that relate to the topics discussed throughout the sessions. Included in the beautiful boxed set of DVDs.

Add the Enjoying the Early Years 2-DVD set for a complete Preschool through High School package!

Sample Videos

Comments from Homeschool Parents at the Conference

Awesome! Tangible.

It’s a lifestyle of developing, learning, growing, strengthening a person.

I love Sonya! She’s an awesome speaker; she gets it down where we are instead of talking over our heads.

You really feel like she’s there urging you on, wanting you to succeed.

The morning of studies gave me a concept of, “Oh, this is how I could do a day!” and I’m very thankful for that.

Traditional school was so hard. Now I have another way!

Comparison to Other SCM Videos

Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way replaces the All-Day Charlotte Mason Seminar and the Books & Things Seminar. This new 12-DVD set not only covers the same topics but expands on them, including updated and new material.

Discs 1–5 are similar to what was covered on the All-Day Charlotte Mason Seminar and the Books & Things Seminar; however, the explanations of how to teach the subjects of composition, foreign language, and math have been expanded. Disc 6 (Laying Down the Rails) contains the same principles as the previously released recording, but has been updated with more examples and illustrations. The first half of Disc 10, Four Ways to Destroy Your Child’s Love for Knowledge, is similar to that session from Books & Things, but contains a new section about Spreading the Feast of ideas.

Group Video Showings

Learning and Living works wonderfully for group study and discussion. We’re happy to accommodate group showings of these videos and provide additional notebooks and a free downloadable leader’s guide. Visit the Learning and Living group video showing page for details and practical help for group leaders.


If you would like information on having Sonya present a seminar live to your group, visit our Speaking Request page.

Additional Information

Weight 2.64 lbs
Dimensions 3.7 x 7.6 x 5.4 in
Media Type

Video DVD

Author

Sonya Shafer

ISBN

978-1-61634-252-4

Running Time

Disc 1: 50 minutes, Disc 2: 50 minutes, Disc 3: 45 minutes, Disc 4: 45 minutes, Disc 5: 35 minutes, Disc 6: 70 minutes, Disc 7: 80 minutes, Disc 8: 30 minutes, Disc 9: 30 minutes, Disc 10: 25 minutes, Disc 11: 35 minutes, Disc 12: 75 minutes

Links & Tips

This page of ideas, links, and tips that correspond to Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way will give you quick access to all the resources mentioned in the DVD set and companion notebook.

4 reviews for Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way DVD Set

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I received this set in the mail yesterday and I am already hooked – Sonya’s years of experience, and ability to explain things simply and clearly, are helping me understand CM education on a whole new level. I can’t wait to finish watching the whole set. Thank you SCM team.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Three months after starting, I was ready to throw up my hands and enroll my son in school. I felt like I was failing him. I was so stressed out I was having panic attacks at night. Something had to change, and I really didn’t want to send him off to school.

    The Learning and Living DVD’s offer SO much fantastic information on how to make a CM education work for us. In addition to the practical how-to information Sonya presents a lot of grace in “teaching to the child”.

    My educational background is through the public school system, so my thoughts needed to be reorganized from “teaching the program, facts, and information” to “teaching the child to learn.”

    Thanks so much to Sonya for the grace and hope you offered me through this series.

    I initially hesitated to spend the money on this set, but I realized if we continue to homeschool through high school, this comes out to about $10 per year. Well worth it to avoid all the stress, arguments, panic attacks, and feelings of failure.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    I received this as a birthday gift and have watched all the way through twice. Multiple friends have borrowed it and it has brought the CM style of schooling into their homes. Sonya makes it seem so simple!

  4. (verified owner):

    Love this set. Watched it a couple times last summer. Fixing to get it out to watch it again. Thinking this may become a summer tradition. :)

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