• Blog Series

    Part 3: Whose responsibility is it?

    So far in this blog series, we have discussed what education is exactly and what makes an education fitting. In this third and final post in this series, I am going to be speaking to us as parents. I’ve been looking forward to this post, because this is where my passions lie – I love to encourage people and help them move forward. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my experience and heart and watching a burden lift from the stooped shoulders of a young mom, who reminds me so much of myself in the early days of this journey. I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not yet,…

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    Part 2: A fitting education

    In the previous post in this series, we chatted about how Charlotte Mason advocated giving the student a fitting education. But what is a fitting education for our student’s today? For the sake of time and space, I have narrowed down my copious notes on the topic to these three main criteria for a fitting education. Let’s go ahead and unpack each of these a little, looking at both the spiritual and practical application aspects of each. For an education to meet the most foundational human need of the student, it has to reach deep – past the physical brain, past the deeper part of the intellect that we call the…

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    Part 1: What exactly is education?

    We all have our own ideas about what education is. Some of us may think of a good education as one that includes many experiences, a vast knowledge base, or excellent grades, while others may believe that an excellent education is based on critical thinking, cultural understanding, and global connections. Who would be correct? Education is touted as one of the most important aspects of life – with it, the sky is the limit; without it, a person is doomed to live out their days in the narrow confines of ignorance. But who is to say when someone has received a good education? Can it even be defined and determined…

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    Charlotte Mason for Today’s Student

    Why do you homeschool? Have you articulated and written down your foundational belief that leads you to live out your life with the conviction that this is the best educational choice for your family? Are you prepared to stand by your choice without wavering and give an account for what you know God has called you to do? Whether you are just now beginning your homeschooling journey, or if you have been at it for a while, but haven’t nailed your 99 theses to the wall, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Having a clearly articulated why? will help you to stay focused when the going…