Archives: March 2017

  1. Charlotte Mason and TLP Part Two: "The Gentle Art of Learning."

    Charlotte Mason and TLP Part Two: "The Gentle Art of Learning."
    I've stolen the phrase, "The Gentle Art of Learning," from Karen Andreola's book "A Charlotte Mason Companion," because it is the perfect description of how many believe we should educate our children. There is no valid reason for the strict schedules and rigid pre-set goals forced upon many students by arbitrary scope and sequences and standardized tests. Children are predisposed...
  2. Charlotte Mason and TLP Part One: Candles to be Lit

    Charlotte Mason and TLP Part One:  Candles to be Lit
    When asked about my preferences regarding how to approach learning, I enthusiastically and without hesitation talk about Charlotte Mason. Although she lived in the 1800s, her advice about how children learn is as relevant now as it was then. Much of her philosophy can be summed up in how she viewed children. In her opinion they are "not vessels to...
  3. Reluctant Reader: NOT! Does My Child Read Too Much?

    Reluctant Reader:  NOT! Does My Child Read Too Much?
    Getting a good dose of Vitamin D So you shake your head at all this Reluctant Reader talk and wildly wave your hand in the air. "Can my child read too much?" you ask, then duck your head against the glares shot your direction. You are not showing off. Your concern is real. Can my child read too much? All he wants...
  4. Thinking and the Reluctant Reader: Like Oil and Water

    You fight the battle every day of motivating your reluctant reader to finish his school work. The struggle is wearing you down. Homeschooling shouldn't alienate you from your children, yet you feel battle lines have been drawn. You can't give up, but you're tempted to give in. So you make compromises that you know are not working. Comic books can count...

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