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AfterCast: An Audio Companion for the Classical, Charlotte Mason Mama

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For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast. Go to afterthoughtsblog.net to learn more.

For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast. Go to afterthoughtsblog.net to learn more.
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For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast. Go to afterthoughtsblog.net to learn more.

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Episodes

EP 22: A Living Reproduction of the Past

9/6/2018
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For this final episode of the season, we’re tackling some tough questions: why are names like classical education and great conversation so difficult to define? Is Charlotte Mason for everyone? And what does it mean to duplicate a tradition in a living way? *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:13:42

EP 21: How Education Is Like Sandpaper

8/23/2018
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In a Charlotte Mason education, there is no specialization. All students are to study all subjects. The question is WHY? Today, we’re going to take a look at some possible reasons using Socrates, Aristotle, MBTI, and some lesson Miss Mason teaches us in her book Formation of Character. *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:16:16

EP 20: Christian Conflict with the Inklings

8/9/2018
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Today’s episode is a crossover episode with the Charlotte Mason Poetry Podcast, and I’m chatting with CMP’s very own Brittney McGann! Brittney and I read the book Bandersnatch together – it was an excellent read (I highly recommend it) and a great place to start for a conversation about conflict in community. Join us today as we learn lessons from how the Inklings succeeded … and also failed ... and learn from them about building a healthy community. *** To access the posts and show...

Duration:01:28:56

EP 19: How to Move Forward

7/26/2018
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So, you figured out something is wrong with your homeschool. Good. The question is what to do next. A lot of us find it paralyzing to discover our imperfections. Today, we’re devising an action plan to get moving. *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:11:53

EP 18: Putting the Generosity Back in Generous Education

7/12/2018
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Charlotte Mason prescribe a “broad and generous education” for her students. For a variety of reasons, this can be a daunting task. Today, we’re taking a look at one of the biggest obstacles to implementing this sort of education: OURSELVES. *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:14:02

EP 17: What Did Charlotte Mason Mean by "Short Lessons?"

6/29/2018
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If you’re thinking that because Charlotte Mason prescribed short lessons, this means your high schooler should only do 20 minutes of math, you’re thinking wrong! Today, we’re doing a deep dive into what we mean when we say “short lessons.” *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:13:34

EP 16: How to Help Your Children with Hard Books

6/14/2018
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It’s easy to say that our children should read hard books, but what does that look like in practice? Do we just throw them into the deep end and hope for the best? No! There’s actually a lot we can do to help, which is our topic for today. *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:19:58

EP 15: If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

5/31/2018
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Are you feeling the pressure to change things in your homeschool because there are new, hip curricula on the market? Or maybe it's the opposite -- you're tempted to hang on to something that isn't really working? Either way, this episode is for you! *** To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:14:28

EP 14: Why Your Curriculum Should Include Hard Books

12/7/2017
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Is YOUR child reading a hard book right now? Is he really struggling? Is your mommy heart going out to him, tempting you to let him drop the book? It’s completely normal to feel this way… BUT … before you let him drop the book, let’s think through the situation a bit. Sometimes, we need to drop a book. But lots of times, we don’t. It takes wisdom to know the difference. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on...

Duration:00:08:05

EP 13: The Use and Misuse of Charlotte Mason’s First Principle

11/9/2017
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Children are born persons. — Charlotte Mason’s First Principle of Education In today's episode, we're digging deeply into this principle. What does it mean? What are its limitations? How do we apply (or misapply) this principle? To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:11:39

(IN 01) Let's Talk About ... Charlotte Mason History (with Karen Glass!)

10/5/2017
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I received a couple questions recently regarding AmblesideOnline, Charlotte Mason, the teaching of history, memorization of timelines, and more that made me think of conversations I've had in the past with Karen Glass. I decided to use them as an excuse to have a conversation with her and record it for AfterCast. That's what I'm presenting to you today. Karen Glass, if you aren't familiar with her, is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, and also the...

Duration:00:31:03

EP 12: Starving Our Children

9/21/2017
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Today's episode discusses something I picked up in Charlotte Mason's book, Home Education ... that IDEAS are the food of the MIND. What are the implications of this? What about when children are limited in their ability to read and discover ideas for themselves? How does this change the way that we treat our children? To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an...

Duration:00:14:08

EP 11: Far as the Curse is Found (Suffering and Holiness)

9/14/2017
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Today's episode isn't about homeschooling, unless you count the fact that it's part of my series, The Low-Energy Mom's Guide to Homeschooling. Life continues, even though we're homeschooling, and sometimes life gets ugly. Let's talk about why that is. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:07:33

EP 10: Music and the Poetry of Education

8/31/2017
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In today’s episode, I have a bit of debate with a chapter in Clark and Jain’s book, The Liberal Arts Tradition. I love what they said in terms of philosophy, but I don’t think they took the practical implementation of their philosophy nearly far enough. I tried to provide what I think is a helpful push in the right direction. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, click here. To support the show, click here. Find Brandy on Facebook. Find Brandy on Instagram. Thanks for...

Duration:00:13:25

EP 09: Are You Sabotaging Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool?

8/24/2017
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If you feel like you’re messing up your Charlotte Mason homeschool, the first thing you need to know is that you’re not alone. Returning to our basic principles – and remembering that principles and practices are not always the same thing – can help us focus on what matters most. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast. To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate. To find Brandy on Facebook, go to...

Duration:00:15:22

EP 08: The Best Kept Secret of Homeschooling

8/17/2017
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Homeschooling has a lot of side-benefits, as you probably know. These benefits aren’t reasons to homeschool, but they are good things nonetheless. We could talk about how children are able to get more sleep or have more free time. But are these the BEST kept secret? Nope. The best kept secret benefits US – the teachers – not the children. What is it? Keep listening and you’ll find out. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast. To support...

Duration:00:15:17

EP 07: My Child Doesn't Like X: Homeschooling Meets Resistance

2/16/2017
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Why we don't need to rearrange the entire curriculum just because Johnny hates something on the day's agenda ... with some help from Aristotle via C.S. Lewis. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast. To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate. To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog. Thanks for being an Afterthinker!

Duration:00:14:32

EP 06: My Teacher, My Logos?

2/9/2017
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If a logos is a central organizing principle, then we should think about what is the central organizing principle of our homeschools. We might hope it is one thing when in fact it's another -- which means it's time to be honest with ourselves! To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast. To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate. To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog. Thanks for being an...

Duration:00:10:24

RT 01: Observing Holy-Days with Eusebius

2/2/2017
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Eusebius, The Church History (translated by Paul Maier) is a book I've been reading with E-Age-Fourteen for our Bible/Church History category and it is just fantastic. It reminds me a lot of the book of Acts, and also Bede's Ecclesiastical History. I honestly think reading through it has been a great way to kick off high school. In today's episode, I read an excerpt and then attempt to pull out a principle that I personally found helpful, and I hope you do, too. I'd tell you what that...

Duration:00:07:13

EP 05: Possibility, Not Heredity

1/26/2017
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Charlotte Mason's 2nd principle says, "[Children] are not born either good or bad, but with possibilities for good and for evil." This can trip some people up, especially Protestants. When we look at the context of hereditary determinism, we start to understand what she was fighting against. That's what we're doing today: using a bit of Charles Dickens in order to understand the historical context. To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to...

Duration:00:09:18