A Rose By Another Name by Jennifer Spencer

In my last blog, I mentioned the clash of worlds in which I currently find myself: A Mason elementary teacher working in a public high school. My job as an instructional assistant gives me a great deal of time to observe and reflect on the ways in which my remedial students could benefit from a Mason education. I work in …

Charlotte Mason’s Early Correspondence by Dr. John Thorley

The Charlotte Mason archive in the Armitt Library in Ambleside, UK, contains around a dozen letters to or from Charlotte from the period 1860 to 1873. These were the years when she was at the Home and Colonial College in London (1860) and at the Davison School in Worthing, on the south coast of England (1861-73). These years were in …

On Time by Melanie Walker

The idea of time and the way it shapes my teaching and learning has been rolling around in my head for quite a while now. Aware of an internal rushing that I was always managing, I have longed to silence it. This sinister voice, ‘get going, seize the moment, multi-task’ seemed cloaked as a virtue, but somewhere deep down I …

Charlotte Mason and Special Needs Children by Tammy Glaser

The Charlotte Mason philosophy of education fits well with my autistic teen. Other special needs students also benefit from this style of learning. A few years ago, I wrote an article spotlighting the elements of her philosophy that work for these learners. I have revised it to reflect what I have learned since then: * Short Lessons – Special needs …