Charlotte Mason

  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...

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