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Charlotte Mason Poetry is dedicated to promoting Charlotte Mason's living ideas. We strive to share an authentic interpretation of Mason’s life work through a combination of original and vintage articles by a wide variety of authors. Our team draws from and transcribes many rare and wonderful documents from the PNEU many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the web.

Charlotte Mason Poetry is dedicated to promoting Charlotte Mason's living ideas. We strive to share an authentic interpretation of Mason’s life work through a combination of original and vintage articles by a wide variety of authors. Our team draws from and transcribes many rare and wonderful documents from the PNEU many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the web.
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Charlotte Mason Poetry is dedicated to promoting Charlotte Mason's living ideas. We strive to share an authentic interpretation of Mason’s life work through a combination of original and vintage articles by a wide variety of authors. Our team draws from and transcribes many rare and wonderful documents from the PNEU many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the web.

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A Journey with “The Scarlet Letter”

8/14/2018
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My name is Anesley Middlekauff. I am 15 years old and have been homeschooled with Charlotte Mason my whole life. I am the daughter of Art and Barbara Middlekauff, and I have enjoyed having them as my teachers and travel companions for every conference I’ve been lucky to be a part of. I am very …

Duration:00:09:12

Christian Conflict with the Inklings

8/9/2018
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I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. But I knew little of their writing group, the Inklings, until I read the book Bandersnatch. Had it only been about meeting in Lewis’s dusty rooms to read their latest poems and book chapters I would have been sold, but there is so much more …

Duration:01:19:41

Into God’s Out-of-doors

8/7/2018
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Did you know that keeping a nature notebook has the power to awaken your senses, to teach you how to truly see things that you may have “seen” in a vague way thousands of times before yet never truly seen at all? It’s true. And, by truly seeing, you can then be truly grateful to …

Duration:00:12:02

How to Learn the Charlotte Mason Method

7/31/2018
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I know of two ways to learn the Charlotte Mason: the way I learned it, and a better way. You don’t have to make the same mistakes I made. Listen in on this talk recorded at the 2018 Living Education Retreat. Special thanks to the music performance by Greg Rolling and Tyson Suemnicht. The accompanying slides …

Duration:00:59:10

The Atmosphere of Education

7/24/2018
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“What is the most precious thing to have in a house?” Charlotte Mason poses this question at the dinner table one evening. She gleans answers from the dinner guests that we all would agree with: answers such as “a bookcase” and “a cradle.” But not Mason; she rebuts with, “I think I would put space …

Duration:00:13:56

Applying an Authentic Interpretation

7/17/2018
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I didn’t know her name. I only knew her question. She wrote it anonymously on a piece of paper, a question for the “experts.” We were wrapping up two wonderful days of celebrating Charlotte Mason’s life-giving method at the 2018 Charlotte Mason Soirée Summer Mountain Mini. I was feeling a glow as I sat with the …

Duration:00:21:53

Idyll Challenge 2.0

7/10/2018
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Just over two years ago, I first read the article “Three Educational Idylls,” by Charlotte Mason. Published in 1912, it reveals many profound thoughts about Charlotte Mason’s vision for education. (To be honest, I had to look up the word idyll; it means, “a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic …

Duration:00:12:13

Mason’s Program for Bible Lessons

7/3/2018
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Charlotte Mason wrote, ”Now our objective in this most important part of education is to give the children the knowledge of God.” Mason did not approach this ”most important part of education” in a haphazard fashion; rather, she developed a progressive program of study for children from ages 6 to 18 that is breathtaking in …

Duration:01:14:13

The Sacredness of the Person

6/26/2018
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Editor’s Note: In April of 1930, the Ambleside Old Students’ Association held their biennial conference at Scale How in Ambleside. The conference featured ten papers which focused on three elements of Charlotte Mason’s thought: the sacredness of the person, the evolution of the individual, and the solidarity of the race. The topic of the sacredness of the person was approached …

Duration:00:29:35

The Value of Manual Training in Education

6/19/2018
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Editor’s note: Roger N. Goodman (1863-1941) was a practicing medical doctor who served patients out of his own house. He was also an avid educationalist and a leader in the Surbiton branch of the PNEU. He was a keen advocate of manual training in education, including sloyd in particular and woodworking in general. In today’s article he notes …

Duration:00:23:17

Highest Thinking and Simplest Living

6/12/2018
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Editor’s Note: In 2017, Simplicity was the theme for the Living Education Retreat. I didn’t attend, but I did get to hear Mary Beuving’s recorded talk on her journey toward simplifying her life, getting rid of things to make room for people. Mary’s testimony is moving and inspiring, but also filled with practical wisdom for …

Duration:01:06:58

A Few Remarks on Music Teaching, Part I

6/5/2018
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Editor’s Note, by Heidi Buschbach Mr. W. Henry Leslie, choral director, judge, and music educator wrote an important Parents’ Review article in 1926, three years after Mason’s death. The article, “On Music Teaching,” was listed for many years in the PNEU programmes under the Singing heading. It was to be read by parents and teachers to …

Duration:00:33:34

On Questions and Questioning

5/29/2018
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A Charlotte Mason education is, for most of us, a radical shift in thinking. We are educating in a way we ourselves have not experienced. Though we admire how her philosophy and practice go hand in hand, we often have more questions than answers, the natural result of a lack of knowledge and experience. The …

Duration:00:19:58

From an Ordinary Mother’s View Point

5/22/2018
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Editor’s Note, by Paul Hughes: In 1929, the PNEU branch in Melbourne, Australia met to hear the words not of a great educationalist, but of an ordinary mother. Her name was Mrs. H. J. Hannah, and she explained that Charlotte Mason’s call to parents makes us exclaim, “Who is sufficient for these things”? But Mrs. Hannah doesn’t end …

Duration:00:10:35

Miss Mason’s Message to the Children

5/15/2018
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Editor’s Note, by Tessa Keath: In June of 1915, World War I had been underway for almost a year. Charlotte Mason wanted to speak to the children about the war. With the harsh realities they were facing each day, we might have expected her to speak words of comfort. Instead, she told the children that …

Duration:00:09:26

Nature Study

5/1/2018
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Editor’s Note, by Nicole Williams: Many people seek a Charlotte Mason education for their children because of nature study. They know intuitively that time outside is important, but once faced with actually doing “nature study” they are unsure what is required of them. In the following article, C. Cooper, a former House of Education student, …

Duration:00:28:36

The Montessori System

4/10/2018
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Editor’s note: On December 3, 1912, The Times Educational Supplement published a letter entitled, “Miss Mason on the Montessori System.” The following year, five introductory paragraphs were added to the letter, and it was published as Chapter VII of The Basis of National Strength. Two years after that, the original text of the 1912 letter (without the added paragraphs) …

Duration:00:16:11

Towards an Authentic Interpretation

4/6/2018
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At Charlotte Mason Poetry, our goal is to promote an authentic interpretation of Charlotte Mason’s writings. What do we mean by an “authentic interpretation,” and why is it so important? Today we are delighted to partner with A Delectable Education in a joint release of the audio version of our defining 2017 article “Towards an Authentic Interpretation.” …

Duration:00:19:24

What Worked Fifty Years Ago

4/3/2018
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“What worked even fifty years ago will not work to-day, and what fulfils our needs to-day will not serve fifty years hence; there is no last word to be said upon education; it evolves with the evolution of the race.” (Charlotte Mason, Volume 3) Did you know Charlotte Mason said this? Have you read this …

Duration:00:16:39

What Would Charlotte Do?

3/27/2018
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On January 16, 1923, Charlotte Mason entered the next life. I can only suppose that the very next day some new question came up, and a PNEU member asked, “What would Charlotte do?” That question has probably been asked almost daily for the 95 years that have followed. It is a question often raised by the …

Duration:00:19:48