Simply Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Simply Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

The weekly Simply Charlotte Mason homeschooling audio podcast with Sonya Shafer

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May 5, 2021 23 min

Sonya and Amber O’Neal Johnston discuss how to balance homeschooling and working from home.

Homeschooling and Working from Home originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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Sonya shares her favorite living books about the Middle East.

Favorite Living Books About the Middle East originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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April 21, 2021 19 min

Sonya and Laura take a look at three key areas that need to be organized to keep your home school functioning smoothly.

3 Keys to Organizing Your Home School originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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Charlotte Mason had a very balanced view of authority and obedience. Let’s talk about it. We have begun a tour, looking at the core values that Charlotte Mason educators hold dear. These are the guiding principles upon which Charlotte built her whole educational approach; and if we can get a firm grasp on these values, […]

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Let me tell you, most Charlotte Mason homeschoolers are learning as we go. Sometimes we look at other Charlotte Mason homeschoolers around us and we think, “Wow, look at everything they know.” We think they’ve always known about the artists and the composers and the nature and the handicrafts, but that’s not the case. Let […]

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Today we want to talk about fun in Charlotte Mason. Laura Pitney is here to join me in this discussion. Sonya: Laura, the question we received was from a mom who was changing curriculum. She was switching from a different method to a Charlotte Mason curriculum, but she said she was going to miss all […]

Your Questions Answered: The Place of Fun in a Charlotte Mason Education originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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The main message for today is “Don’t lose hope.” We have embarked on a tour of the ideas and values that form the core of a Charlotte Mason education. When we have these core values clearly embedded in our hearts and minds, we can approach each day of homeschooling with clarity and with confidence. We […]

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Last time we started a discussion about STEM education and how it aligns with a Charlotte Mason education. If you haven’t yet read that post, I encourage you to do that. Today we want to continue that discussion by looking at how a Charlotte Mason education can help prepare a student to pursue a STEM […]

10 Ways a Charlotte Mason Education Prepares a Student for a STEM Career originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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March 10, 2021 20 min

It seems that the most recent trend in education is something called STEM. You’ve probably seen that acronym popping up in many places. And we have received questions about how a STEM education aligns with a Charlotte Mason education. So I want to share some ideas about that today. The thing to remember when looking […]

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Recently I shared my favorite living books for teaching Bible. Today I want to expand on that topic and share with you more great resources for teaching Bible. These are not living books in and of themselves, but they will help you and your children dig into and feel at home with the Living Book, […]

More Great Resources for Teaching Bible originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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Today we want to discuss an important question that one of our readers gave us: “What do you do when your child says schoolwork is pointless?” Here to help me with the discussion is my friend and co-worker, Laura Pitney. Sonya: Laura, good to have you with us again. Laura: Thank you for having me. […]

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February 17, 2021 16 min

What do you see when you look at your child? Here’s what Charlotte Mason would like you to see. Charlotte Mason created a list of 20 core values, 20 key principles that formed the foundation on which her approach to education was built. We’ve started on a tour through those 20 core values. If you […]

Personhood: Core Values of Charlotte Mason originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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February 10, 2021 17 min

When we think about homeschooling, we often limit it to what we do within our four walls, or at least within our community. But what better way is there to learn about the people in the world and make relations with them than to go there and meet them in person? So today we want […]

Worldschooling originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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February 3, 2021 12 min

In previous posts I have shared my favorite books for teaching history, and many of you said you appreciate those book reviews and would like more recommendations covering other subjects as well. So today I’m sharing some great living books for teaching Bible. Now, the first one I hope is quite obvious: the Bible. This […]

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Have you ever found yourself telling your child “Let’s just get through this so we can move on?” Well, that’s the question we want to discuss today. Laura Pitney is here to join me and discuss this question. It’s a good one. Here it goes: “I find that when our lessons are languishing or if […]

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A friend of mine made a statement recently that stopped me in my tracks. She was explaining how in the past she hadn’t felt confident deviating from a recommended book list for her Charlotte Mason home school, and she said something like, “That was before I understood the difference between Charlotte Mason’s principles and a […]

Core Values of Charlotte Mason: Introduction originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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January 13, 2021 12 min

It seems like one of the hardest concepts to wrap your head around when you’re homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason Method is the concept of living ideas versus dry facts. Now, we give our children living ideas in several ways; but for this post I’m going to focus on living books, because living books make […]

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Today we’re wrapping up our favorite history books series. We’ve covered five history time periods so far: Middle Ages and Renaissance, Early Modern, Modern Times, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. Today we’ll share our top living books for studying Ancient Rome. I hope these posts have been helpful to you. Leave a comment and let […]

Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Rome originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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We often talk about homeschooling as a journey, and we can apply that in many different settings. But when you think about it for your homeschool year, a lot of times we like to put things on cruise control and just go through the year. We think if we have our plan, we can just […]

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December 23, 2020 1 min

This time of year, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and look toward the unknown future of the coming year, we can find comfort and confidence in the truth that Jesus is called Immanuel, God with us. Charlotte Mason reminded her readers of that truth of an ever-present Savior, Who is with us in […]

God With Us originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

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