A Living Education Magazine

A living education was an Australian Charlotte Mason inspired magazine that was published from 2001-2008. It had many encouraging articles from homeschooling mothers exploring how to implement the practices of Charlotte Mason in their homeschool. It also contains book reviews, children’s narrations and letters from other homeschooling families.

You will find that these articles are inspirational and perfect for a refreshing read with a good deal of food for thought.

This magazine has ceased to be published but there are still a few back issues available for purchase from Mary Collis. I highly recommend them.

To purchase copies of A Living Education contact Mary Collis.

Copies are $4.00 each with a discount for over five copies. Hurry and get these while stocks last.

“A Living Education is an Australian journal for home educators who wish to apply some of Charlotte Mason’s ideas in their families. Not a purist Charlotte Mason magazine, it nevertheless looks at a great many aspects of her philosophy and practice, and relates that to the Australian homeschooling experience…If you have questions about any particular aspect of Charlotte Mason education, I encourage you to get the issue on that topic.” Mary Collis

#1 – LIGHT BLUE (Vol I, Issue I, Sept. 2001)

  • What is a Living Book?
  • The Importance of Ideas
  • Starting Out with Charlotte Mason Still Learning!
  • Dore, Kendall & O’Dell

#2 – YELLOW (Vol I, Issue 2, Dec. 2001)

  • Nature Study-Methods and Inspiration—Louise Flood Wheeler & Lester
  • Nature Study–Cindy Rushton
  • Masterly Inactivity,
  • Part 1 `Wild Days’-Karen Rackliffe

#3 – GOLD  (Vol 2, Issue I, March 2002) Sold Out

#4 – CREAM (Vol. 2, Issue 2, June 2002)

  • Foreign Languages—Julia Thiele Evans
  • The Great Conversation – by Lynn Bruce
  • Narration Tips
  • A Balanced Education
  • Milne & Giotto
  • Notebooking

#5—GREEN (Vol 2, Issue 3, Sept. 2002) Sold Out

#6—LILAC(Vol 2, Issue 4, Dec. 2002)

  • Maths—Elizabeth Brunacci
  • Teaching Children With Life Stories— Diana Waring
  • Habits of the Mind (Part 2)
  • Australian History Chadwick,
  • Whistler and Thompson
  • Raising a Reader

#7 – DARK GREEN (Vol 3, Issue 1, Mar 2003)

  • Overcoming Passivity – Carol Hudson
  • Charlotte Mason in Larger Families
  • The End of Charlotte Mason
  • Habit of Remembering
  • Alexander’s Great Surprise

#8—RED (Vol 3, Issue 2, June 2003)

  • For the Love of Books—Jacqueline de Keizer
  • “Children Are Born Persons”
  • CM and Learning Difficulties—Janette Cassey
  • Century Books
  • Margaret, Queen of Scotland

# 9 – TURQUOISE (Vol 3, Issue 3, Sept. 2003)

  • A Fruitful Idea
  • The Habit of Usefulness
  • Beowulf
  • CM & learning Styles
  • Different Curricula

# 10 – PURPLE (Vol. 3, Issue 4, Dec. 2003)

  • Charlotte Mason Interview with seasoned homeschoolers (Part One)
  • Art Appreciation
  • Charlotte Mason and Maria Montessori
  • History – Herodotus
  • Grammar 101
  • An Author’s License

#11—BLUE-VIOLET (Vol 4, Issue I, March 2004)

  • CM Interview with seasoned homeschoolers (Part Two)
  • Teaching a Lesson
  • Report on ‘The Big Picture’ Conference
  • The Big Three – Defining aspects of Charlotte Mason Education
  • New Babies and Homeschooling

#12 – GOLDEN OCHRE (Vol 4, Issue 2, June 2004) Sold Out

#13 – CORAL PINK (Vol 4, Issue 3, Dec. 2004) Sold Out

#14 – LIME GREEN (Vol 5, Issue I, Mar 2005)

  • A Sober Mind
  • Unit Studies with Living Books
  • Winslow Homer
  • Mater Amabilis
  • Solon the Lawmaker

#15 – ORANGE (Vol 5, Issue 2, Oct 2005) Sold Out

#16–SUNNY YELLOW (July 2006)

  • Life long learning
  • Thoughts on classics
  • Making use of assignments (Part 1)
  • When children don’t love to learn
  • Children’s narrations

#17–LIGHT PINK (October 2006)

  • Mothercare
  • The Imperfect homeschooler
  • Assignments-The Essay (Part 2)

#18–January 2007

  • Isolated homeschools
  • CM and Workbooks
  • Homeschool Dad
  • Teaching History

#19–April 2007

  • Thoughts on motherhood
  • Achievement and failure in the homeschool
  • How our homeschool evolves
  • Australian history
  • Books that speak
  • Real Families

#20–July 2007

  • Who is in control?
  • Nature Lover
  • Overcoming burnout
  • The step of ‘others’
  • Excursions

#21– July 2008 (Final Issue)

  • The time challenged CM educator
  • Perfect timing
  • Blessings every morning
  • Homeschooling in faith
  • Geography adventure
  • Storing up treasure

 

This book list has been used with the permission of Mary Collis.