If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name Charlotte Mason. An educator at the turn of the 20th century, her writings are still valuable today. Our own homeschool has been influenced by her thoughts on things like living books, habit training, and nature study.
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Regardless of your homeschooling style or methods, I believe there are things that all homeschoolers can learn from Charlotte Mason. As many of us are wrapping up our current school year and planning out the next, I wanted to share three truths from Charlotte Mason to encourage each of us in this wonderful, but often challenging homeschool journey.
- Education is not meant to be a one-size fits all endeavor.
“Now, Education as we understand it deals entirely with individuals; not with children, but with the child.” Charlotte Mason, Volume 5 – Formation of Character
- Education is more than receiving grades.
“We learn for life, not for the schools.” Charlotte Mason, Volume 5 – Formation of Character
- Education reaches beyond the memorization of facts.
“The question is not, — how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education — but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?” Charlotte Mason, Volume 3 – School Education
These are just a few of the truths Charlotte Mason wrote years ago that are still true today. I highly recommend reading some of her work for more encouragement and inspiration.
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