Sharing Teaching Ideas Inspired by Charlotte Mason
Reading through my website you’ll quickly find out that I have been inspired by Charlotte Mason. Since I have found such success using her methods for the last 12 years, it has been a great passion of mine to share it with other homeschoolers.
As there really is so much information available on the Charlotte Mason method, it is easy to learn a lot about her teaching ideas without understanding the foundations of her method. Many homeschoolers add a Charlotte Mason idea here and there to their homeschool but because they don’t understand her principles they lack many of the benefits associated with using her ideas.
Living books and nature study are often all that many homeschoolers know about Charlotte Mason’s ideas. And a lot of people stop there, confident they understand her methods. But Charlotte Mason really does have so much she can share with you on educating your children.
Over the years I’ve written many articles on how I have implemented Charlotte Mason’s ideas in my homeschool and how Mason’s principles have made me a better homeschool teacher. This ebook is a collection of those ideas.
Cooking Up Your Charlotte Mason Curriculum
When you try to tweak a cake recipe it’s always good to understand how ingredients work and basic cooking principles, then you can learn what changes will work in your tweaked creation. The Charlotte Mason method also requires tweaking and substituting resources in order to make it work for your family. Many understand the ingredients (living books, narrations, copywork, nature study, et al.) but just substituting resources will not work if you if you don’t understand her principles of education. Understanding these principles will help you to grasp her method so you can become confident when creating and cooking up your own home curriculum.
Inspired by Charlotte Mason will familiarise you with Charlotte Mason the educator and her core beliefs so you can understand how to implement her ideas and make them suit your homeschool.