Charlotte Mason Posts

I have done so many posts on Charlotte Mason and her writings that I thought it would be worth-while to have a place where one can find them when one needs them. This list is as much for me as for anyone else. I often find myself saying, “Hmm . . . I know I wrote on this before. Where was that? Amd what did I say?” Now I too can find the answers more quickly.

Below you will see all my CM-related posts listed by topic. Where my remarks were tied to a particular volume, I tried to indicate that. The page numbers refer to the editions I had; I don’t know if they line up with other editions. I will try to keep this list updated as I add new posts.

Happy Reading!

Nebby

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CM on . . .

Views of Children and their Natures (or, The Big Theory Behind it All):

The Beginning and End of Charlotte Mason

“Children are Born Persons” in a Modern World

Charlotte Mason on Children

Nature and/or Nurture

Why I Think Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy is Biblical

Approaches to Homeschooling: Classical

Charlotte Mason’s Second Principle: Goodness and Badness [“CM’s Twenty Principles”]

And again: CM on the Goodness and Badness of Children

Approaches to Homeschool: Charlotte Mason

CM on the Nature of Children [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 60, 116, 128-29; “CM’s Twenty Principles”]

Charlotte Mason and the Puritans

Autonomy and Children [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 18]

Personhood

How Children Learn (or, the Real Philosophy of a CM Education):

CM and the Not Normal Child

Little Miracles

Interesting Article on Education

Things I Highlighted in CM, Volume 1 [Vol. 1, Home Education, pp. 12, 29]

Approaches to Homeschool: Unit Studies

Approaches to Homeschool: Charlotte Mason

The Science of Relations [“CM’s Twenty Principles”]

The Fine Art of Standing Aside [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 54, 57]

Education from Without vs. Self-Education [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education]

Authority and Attention [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 72, 74]

Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education]

Imagination in Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 195,199]

Letting Go [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 114]

Girls and Little Children [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 177-83]

Should Education be Interesting and How Do We Make It So? [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 249]

CM on Stages in Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 241]

John Taylor Gatto and Charlotte Mason

More on Intellectual Training [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 117-23]

Reading Comprehension, Or What to Study and How to Study It [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 201-04]

The Goal of Education (or, What are We Trying to Accomplish Here Anyway?):

The Beginning and End of Charlotte Mason

The Purpose of Education, and Life

CM on the Education of Girls [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 171-72]

Charlotte Mason on Standardized Testing [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, pp. 108-110]

The Goal of Education

Knowledge versus Information [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 161-62]

Charlotte Mason on Standardized Tests and Curricula [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 121-22]

Charlotte Mason and the Puritans on Education

John Taylor Gatto and Charlotte Mason

A Common Curriculum? [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 207, 216]

The Lost Tools of Learning [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 246]

Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series: Wrapping Up [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 241-61]

Raising Who Children in a What World

How Do You Know If Your CM Education is Working?

Education and Sanctification

Subjects/What to Teach/A Broad Education (or, the How-To Section):

What to Teach in Homeschool [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 118]

Chesterton and the Education of Girls

How to Educate Girls

A Varied Education [“CM’s Twenty Principles”]

CM on the Value of Math and Grammar [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 116]

More from CM on Standardizing Education [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, pp. 112-13]

Is Algebra (or Grammar or Science or…) Necessary?

More from CM on Variety in Education [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 151, 161, 167-68]

Charlotte Mason and the Puritans on Education

Why We Give a Broad Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 213-230]

CM Education and the Pressure to Do More

How Much Time Do You Spend on School? [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 118]

Training and Discipline (or, Moral Education and Habit-Training):

Habit Training and Sanctification

On Habits and Character

Appealing to the Conscience [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 219]

Charlotte Mason on Training Children [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 113]

CM on Discipline [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p.40]

Household Rules [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p.18]

Charlotte Mason’s Second Volume: Authority [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p.14, 16]

The Overly Sensitive Conscience [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p.106]

More from Charlotte Mason on Discipline [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p.90]

More CM Educators Plus Volume Five [Vol. 5, Formation of Character]

CM on Habit-Training and Staycations [Vol. 5, Formation of Character]

Authority and Attention [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 71]

Some Thoughts on Maintaining the Right Home Atmosphere [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 131-36]

Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education]

The Drawbacks of Homeschooling [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 193]

Teaching Children to Will [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 130-37]

Encouraging Values in Our Children [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 251]

Encouragement for Lazy Mothers [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 263]

Teaching Citizenship and Decency [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 188]

How to Raise Moral Children [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 127-29]

Manipulating Emotions [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 182-83]

Religious Education (Or, Teaching Kids about the Bible and God):

Let’s Talk about Sunday School

Saving Our Children [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 107-08]

CM on Teaching Children about God [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 36]

Children and Spiritual Things [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 31]

Letting Go [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 114]

CM on Christian Literature [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 166]

CM on Natural Disasters [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 201-202]

A Few Thoughts from CM on Religious Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 223-25]

How to Raise Your Children to Believe What You Believe [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 203, 218]

CM on the Knowledge of God [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 158]

Thoughts of Charlotte Mason which Relate to Reiki [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 148-50]

CM on Children and Church [Vol. 3, School Education]

Sacred vs. Secular/the Great Educator (Really This Shouldn’t be So Low on the List; This is a Major Part of CM’s Philosophy Too):

Sacred and Secular in Education [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, pp. 115-16, 136; Vol. 3, School Education, p. 73]

CM on Our Attitude Toward Science [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 115]

Letting Go [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 114]

More on Intellectual Training [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 117-23]

Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series: Wrapping Up [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 241-61]

Worship:

Beauty and Worship [Vol. 3; should be 4?]

Personal Holiness:

Desire, Buddhism and CM’s Volume 4 [Vol. 4, Ourselves]

Conscience

Motivating Children/Inspiring Interests/Masterly Inactivity/Play (or, How to Get Your Kids Into All This):

Charlotte Mason and the Puritans

More on Motivation [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 124-25]

Yet More on Motivation [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education]

Is Your Child Bored with School? [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 259-60]

John Taylor Gatto and Charlotte Mason

Developing Intimacies [Vol. 3, School Education]

Thoreau on Entertainment

Books in which Children Find Themselves

Play and Masterly Inactivity [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 131]

Girls and Little Children [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 181, 185-86]

The Importance of Ideas (or, The Food of a CM Education):

Inspiring Interests in Children

Google, Memory and Education

Charlotte Mason on Learning Facts [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 223-26]

The Role of Ideas in a Charlotte Mason Education [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 25, 28]

Let’s Talk about Sunday School

Why We Need to Use the Best Materials in Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 166]

The Study of Literature [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 183]

Reading, Twaddle, and Living Books (The Heart of a CM Education):

TV for Toddlers

What Makes Good Books Good? [Vol. 4, Ourselves, p. 72]

CM on Books and Reading [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p.116]

Gobbling up Books [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education]

What Makes a Living Book? [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 164]

The How and Why of Good Books [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 139-45]

CM on Christian Literature [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 166]

Questions about Ideas in Books

Why We Need to Use the Best Materials in Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 166]

The Books We Let Our Children Read [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 237]

The Study of Literature [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 183]

The Power of What We Read

Thoughts on Selecting Books [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 193, 195]

On Using Good Books [Vol. 3, School Education]

The Importance of Authorship

Fairytales:

Children and Spiritual Things [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 32]

CM on Fairytales [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 130]

Narration and Language Arts:

Charlotte Mason and Reformed Theology (really, this is not in the wrong section)

The Power of the Word

A Few Thoughts on Writing [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 69-70]

Narration (Help Appreciated!) [“CM’s Twenty Principles”]

New Approaches to Education at Harvard

Some Research on Writing

Imagination in Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 195,199]

Encouraging Words on Writing [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 191]

IEW and CM

Reading Comprehension, Or What to Study and How to Study It [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 201-04]

Three Big Ideas about Narration

Science Education and Nature Study:

Teaching Science

Nature Study Tip [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 250]

Issues of Science and Faith:

Charlotte Mason, Science, and Biblical Scholarship [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, pp.29-30]

CM on Our Attitude Toward Science [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 115]

Charlotte Mason and the Puritans on Education

History:

Learning History [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 169-74]

The Arts:

The How and Why of Art and Music [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 151-52]

Why We Give a Broad Education [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 213-230]

Teaching Art [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 214-15]

Geography:

A Geography Idea

Teaching Geography: How and Why [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 224, 228]

Math:

Why Study Math? [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 230-31]

More on Intellectual Training [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 117-23]

Logic

Logic, the CM Way

Facts and Memorywork:

Charlotte Mason on Learning Facts [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 107-08]

Memory and Memorization in Learning

Memorization: Good, Bad or Neutral?

The Outdoors:

Things I Highlighted in CM, Volume 1 [Vol. 1, Home Education, p. 39]

Sex Ed:

CM on Sex Ed [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 125]

The Physical Body:

The Need for Downtime [Vol. 2, Parents and Children, p. 46]

Homeschool PE [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 194-96]

Extracurriculars: PE and Crafts [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 233-34]

The Virtues Acquired Through Physical Training [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 104-111]

Why PE? and How to Make a Hero [Vol. 3, School Education]

Handicrafts:

Extracurriculars: PE and Crafts [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education, pp. 233-34]

Reason:

CM on Reason [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 87]

The Way of Reason [Vol. 6, Towards a Philosophy of Education]

Being Good Stewards of Our Thoughts [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 113]

The Way of Reason in the Book of Judges

High School:

CM in High School: How we do it

Raising Who Children in a What World

Giftedness and Special Needs:

Labelling Children as Gifted

CM and the Not Normal Child

The Role of Fathers:

One Thought on the Education of Girls [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 127]

Socialization (Despite Popular Opinion, This Topic Does Not Deserve to be at the Top of Every Homeschooling List):

Social Atmosphere [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 118-19]

Do You Lose Your Children if You Send them to School? [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, p. 123]

Shielding Children from Life [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 183-84]

Comradeship [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 202]

Travel (CM covers it all; doesn’t she?):

CM on Habit-Training and Staycations [Vol. 5, Formation of Character, pp. 91-92]

Interior Decorating (Really, is there a Topic She Doesn’t Cover?):

CM on Decorating One’s House [Vol. 5, Formation of Character]

CM in Our Homeschool/General Posts (Or, Things that Just Didn’t Seem to Fit Anywhere Else):

CM isn’t tricky

Calvin and Mason

How Our First Year Went

Our School Day

What I Love about a CM Education

Our Homeschool Plans 2012-13

CM Education: Specifics [Vol. 3, School Education, p. 193]

Charlotte Mason’s Alter-Ego

CM on What to Avoid in Education [Vol. 3, School Education, pp. 165, 173-74]

Who are Our Heroes? [Vol. 3, School Education]

Oh, How Many Ways There are to Mess Up [Vol. 3, School Education]

Unschooling and Charlotte Mason

The Cost of a CM Education

Getting Started with a CM Education

Book Review: Minds More Awake

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