Sharing Teaching Ideas Inspired by Charlotte Mason
Reading through my website you’ll quickly find out that I have been very much 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.
There 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 but because they don’t understand her principles they don’t reap all of the benefits that can come from using her ideas.
Living books and nature study are often all that many homeschoolers know about Charlotte Mason’s ideas. These are great to incorporate but I’d encourage you not to stop there! Charlotte Mason has so much she can share with you on educating your children.
Over the years I’ve written many articles about how I’ve implemented Charlotte Mason’s ideas in my homeschool and how her principles have made me a better homeschool teacher. This ebook is simply a collection of those ideas.
Cooking Up Your Charlotte Mason Curriculum
When you try to tweak a recipe it’s always good to understand how each of the ingredients work and basic cooking principles. This way you can learn what changes will work to bake a delicious meal. 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) 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.