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August 5, 2020
Schole is the approach of restful learning about what is true, good, and beautiful. How does this approach apply to a Charlotte Mason Education? Is it possible to practically make this a priority in our homes? You won’t want to miss this insightful episode with veteran Charlotte Mason expert, Brandy Vencel as she upacks the concept of Schole hopefully leaving you encouraged to think deep and explore big ideas.
July 29, 2020
Habit training does not happen overnight. You will need to devote time and energy to developing the habit of obedience in your home. Don’t become overwhelmed by expecting perfect obedience immediately. Begin with one of the steps above and implement it faithfully. You will see results.
July 22, 2020
The average American child spends only 4-7 MINUTES outside every day in unstructured play. Charlotte Mason recommends 4 HOURS in outside activities daily. How can we bridge this gap? Ginny Yurich of 1000 Hours Outside offers practical wisdom and inspiration to help you make outside time a priority in your homeschool.
July 15, 2020
Family life may be said to be the test of Home Education, the great Problem that all parents are trying to solve, the training ground of each new generation--and as such it is one of the most comprehensive titles under which such an address as you ask me to give to-day, can be announced.
July 8, 2020
Because of Covid 19, most of America is having to navigate the waters of balancing homeschooling and work. Perhaps you are considering continuing to homeschool and wondering how to keep working. Or maybe you are currently homeschooling, but need to bring in extra income. Either way homeschooling and being a working mom don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In this super practical episode, SarahRuth Owens discusses finding balance and managing your time as a working homeschooling mom
July 1, 2020
Julie discusses the practical applications of using a Charlotte Mason approach in high school, focusing on literary analysis and how to continue with narrations through the high school years.
June 24, 2020
Julie talks about why homeschooling in high school can be so beneficial and covers questions that many parents have about homeschooling during this time. She discusses that the principles and methods don’t change for the high school years but allow us to provide a feast of knowledge for our children.
June 17, 2020
You probably already do homeschool but you’ve also probably realized by now how insanely hard it is (or can be) so I’ve made you a list of a *few* more reasons why it’s probably not a good idea.
June 10, 2020
"A primrose by a river's brim A yellow primrose was to him— And it was nothing more." I think if Peter Bell had been a "P.N.E.U. child" the primrose would have been something more to him—because fairy stories would have formed part of his education. Fairy tales are of the greatest importance in the early education of both the imaginative and unimaginative child.
June 3, 2020
This Spring marks 14 years since I felt the soul-stirring to bring my oldest home from a transitional kindergarten into learning at home. My homeschool journey has not been a neat and tidy trip down an educational highway, but more like a spontaneous trip out West without a map or money on back roads in a beat-up VW bus. I have no perfect, prescribed plan to offer.
May 29, 2020
Life as a homeschooler isn’t what I imagined it would be all those years ago. I suppose it takes a few years and enough failures to be humble enough to see the simplest lessons. If I were younger and reading my own words today, I’d still be filled with all the hope and joy of youth, and also the sometimes blinding idealism that sweeps reality far, far away, and embraces “what might be,” or “what I’m reading about that could be,” or, “how someone said it would be.”
May 27, 2020
In this podcast, Julie reads some Parent’s Review Articles and offers some advice about what to do during the summer holidays.
May 22, 2020
The covid_19 crisis is unprecedented in our lifetime, and we all have different ways of surviving. I want to share 5 ideas that are helping me, and I hope they encourage you as well.
May 20, 2020
Charlotte Mason wrote that the traditional methods of teaching reading in her day were “one of the many ways in which children are needlessly and cruelly oppressed,” and were “an abuse of his intelligence.” In this super practical podcast, Julie H Ross (who has taught dozens of children how to read), will guide you through Miss Mason’s approach to reading lessons.
May 8, 2020
I get it. I’ve been there too. We have great intentions about doing The Peaceful Preschool four days a week, but then the baby gets sick, or we get overwhelmed with helping the first-grade student with their work, and it all falls apart. But there is a solution to this spiral of intention versus follow-through, and it’s called loop scheduling.
May 6, 2020
Are you feeling burnt out in homeschooling? Charlotte Mason says, ““If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play!” In this episode, Julie Ross and Jennifer Pepito, founder of Peaceful Press, discuss the idea of playful creativity and its role in home education. You will be inspired to explore this concept to revitalize your home.
May 1, 2020
How a Homeschool Crisis Restored My Sanity A couple of years ago I had a panic attack about homeschooling. A storm of uncertainty and despair rained down on me. Doubts began to take over my thoughts. Fear began to paralyze me.
April 29, 2020
In this podcast, Julie talks with Leah Boden about how she came to the simplicity of Charlotte Mason’s methods, ways to face the challenges of comparing your homeschool to others and feeling overwhelmed, and the importance of being patient to see the fruit of a CM education
April 17, 2020
Brandy Gleason is a mom of 8 and Grammy to 3. She has been homeschooling for 22 years and offers some advice on how to enjoy the outdoors with your kids. So often you can't get them outside, why is that? Brandy shares her top 3 tips to get your family outside … Priority, Preparation, Planning.
April 15, 2020
In this podcast, Julie talks with fellow CM homeschooler Shay Kemp about homeschooling in times of crisis, not only with the coronavirus issues our world is facing now, but also in personal times of crisis such as moving, having a new baby, etc. Using the Charlotte Mason motto, “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline and a life,”
April 8, 2020
In this podcast, Julie talks with fellow CM homeschooler Shay Kemp about homeschooling in times of crisis, not only with the coronavirus issues our world is facing now but also in personal times of crisis such as moving, having a new baby, etc.
April 3, 2020
Description: Listen in to today’s audioblog as Jenny Underwood reads her encouraging blog post on five ways to love being a homeschool mama. These points can help you to have a happier home on your homeschooling journey.
April 1, 2020
: Those who have studied or heard of Charlotte Mason have likely heard of sloyd, even if you are not sure what it is. What is sloyd, though? Why would Charlotte Mason want to include it in her programmes? What resources will help us to actually do sloyd? In this episode, Julie H. Ross talks all things sloyd with Brittney McGann to answer these questions and much more.
March 27, 2020
Julie H. Ross is joined by author Sarah Bliss as they discuss nature study for the young and special needs children. Their discussion travels through topics of the benefits of nature study, a description of a typical nature walk, how being in nature can help children with sensory processing dysfunction or ADHD, and how nature study can aid in learning the habit of attention. This rich conversation finishes with resources to use in your nature study.
March 25, 2020
In today’s episode, Julie H. Ross is joined by author Sarah Bliss as they discuss nature study for the young and special needs children. Their discussion travels through topics of the benefits of nature study, a description of a typical nature walk, how being in nature can help children with sensory processing dysfunction or ADHD, and how nature study can aid in learning the habit of attention. This rich conversation finishes with resources to use in your nature study.
March 20, 2020
I don’t really understand the 101 when people are doing something for beginners, but whatev. It’s cool. It’s the thing to do, so Simple Homeschool 101 it is. Anyway.
March 18, 2020
Emily Groth Starting a Charlotte Mason book club
March 13, 2020
The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom was the first living book I vividly remember reading. I was about eight or nine years old and I stumbled upon it in our basement while searching for yarn or something in the many random bins we had down there.
March 11, 2020
Description: What are some of Charlotte Mason’s foundational principles to her teaching philosophy, and how can I begin to implement them? What is narration and how do we start doing it? In today’s episode, Julie H. Ross and Ana Willis discuss some of the foundational elements to a Charlotte Mason education, including an example of what a day looks like for the Charlotte Mason homeschooler.
March 6, 2020
Description: What did Charlotte Mason have to say regarding education for our early learners?  What should our children be doing before beginning formal lessons at the age of 6?  What if we live in an area that is required to begin school before our children are 6 years old? In today’s episode, Julie H Ross is joined by blogger and author Amy Fisher to address these topics and more to help you apply Charlotte Mason’s principles with your early learners.
March 4, 2020
Description: What did Charlotte Mason have to say regarding education for our early learners? What should our children be doing before beginning formal lessons at the age of 6? What if we live in an area that is required to begin school before our children are 6 years old? In today’s episode, Julie H Ross is joined by blogger and author Amy Fischer to address these topics and more to help you apply Charlotte Mason’s principles with your early learners.
February 28, 2020
Leah Martin was called to be a teacher at a very young age. She taught in public schools for 7 years, before teaching at an Ambleside School, where she learned about Charlotte Mason's philosophy.
February 26, 2020
Leah Martin was called to be a teacher at a very young age. She taught in public schools for 7 years, before teaching at an Ambleside School, where she learned about Charlotte Mason's philosophy.
February 19, 2020
In this episode, Julie Ross chats with Shay Kemp, a fellow homeschooler, about the ways that her homeschool has changed since using the philosophy, principles and methods of Charlotte Mason.
February 14, 2020
Description: Charlotte Mason puts a great emphasis on children having plenty of time outdoors. In her programmes, students would study specific aspects of nature each term. How do we incorporate this part of the feast in today’s modern, mostly inside lifestyle? What about the mom who has little experience in the natural world?
February 12, 2020
In today’s episode, Lynn Seddon, creator of Exploring Nature with Children will help answer these questions and many more to help get you started on offering this rich subject in your home.
February 7, 2020
Perhaps you have heard the name Charlotte Mason in your homeschool community, but you aren’t sure who this woman was or why folks are so excited about her. In this episode, Julie H Ross gives a biography of Charlotte Mason and discusses why her philosophy is so revolutionary.
February 5, 2020
Perhaps you have heard the name Charlotte Mason in your homeschool community, but you aren’t sure who this woman was or why folks are so excited about her. In this episode, Julie H Ross gives a biography of Charlotte Mason and discusses why her philosophy is so revolutionary.
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