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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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Ourselves

7/16/2019
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Editor’s Note: In 1905, Charlotte Mason published the fourth volume of her Home Education Series and called it Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies. Four years later, a teacher wrote about her experiences using the book with a class of children. Published in the 1909 Parents’ Review, this article stirs the imagination with what can be accomplished with Miss Mason’s …

Duration:00:21:41

Reminiscences

7/9/2019
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Editor’s Note: On November 26, 1948, the PNEU celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. Many great figures from the PNEU were present and spoke, including Henrietta Franklin, Elizabeth Molyneux, and Elsie Kitching. One man was invited, but he was unable to attend. “How I wish that I could be at the Anniversary Luncheon to bear testimony,”[1] he wrote. Why …

Duration:00:40:47

On Teaching French To Young Children

7/2/2019
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Editor’s note: In April, 1909, Charlotte Mason hosted the Fourth Students’ Conference at Scale How, which drew fifty-five former students of the House of Education to Ambleside: In all our annals was ever a conference like this in the world before? And the days flew by, and the week was done, did ever week go so …

Duration:00:13:02

My Tongue’s Use

6/25/2019
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Editor’s Note: Mrs. Dermod O’Brien was the President of the Dublin Branch of the PNEU for many years. In the January 1943 issue of The Parents’ Review (which was published after her death) it was stated that she was “a most loyal and brilliant colleague and a most gracious personality… Her wise as well as witty …

Duration:00:51:44

The Place of Habit

6/18/2019
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Editor’s Note: In Charlotte Mason circles today, we sometimes hear the claim that Miss Mason retracted or even recanted some of her beliefs about the role of habit in education. I like to say that if that’s the case, somebody forgot to tell the rest of the PNEU. As late as 1967, an article in the PNEU …

Duration:00:15:26

A Tradition of Music Appreciation

6/11/2019
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In my first and second articles, I traced the history of music appreciation in the PNEU from its commencement in 1905 all the way to 1924, the year after Charlotte Mason’s death. I showed how a variety of music programme authors influenced how music appreciation was conducted, and I also showed the impact of technology, …

Duration:00:36:29

Nature Note Books

6/4/2019
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Editor’s Note: Agnes Drury, Charlotte Mason’s trusted colleague, was the inspector of nature notebooks at the House of Education from 1939 until her death in 1958. As early as 1913, she wrote an article in The Parents’ Review on nature study. Then in 1941, she wrote her magnificent manual on how to keep a nature notebook. Finally, in 1952, she again …

Duration:00:12:51

Ask Art #4 – The Spirit and the Letter

5/28/2019
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A listener asked, “If Charlotte wanted us to rely most of all on the Holy Spirit for guidance, why was she so specific (e.g. the timetables etc.)? If we were handed her 20 principles alone, I think there would be a wider array of practices, but she expounded on the specifics of her methods. Should …

Duration:00:54:10

Opinions and Principles

5/21/2019
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Editor’s note: On November 15, 1909, the faithful of the Parents’ National Education Union gathered in Birmingham for their thirteenth annual conference. By this time, Charlotte Mason had already completed the first five volumes of The Home Education Series. On day two of the conference, Lady Campbell read a paper by Mason entitled “Opinions and Principles.” In …

Duration:00:46:46

Music Appreciation in the PNEU

5/14/2019
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Music appreciation changed over time in the PNEU due to various personal, historical, and technological influences, but still maintained certain important elements. In my first article on music appreciation we looked at Mrs. Glover’s first eleven music programmes. Over the years the different authors’ own experiences, opinions, and perspectives influenced their music selections and articles, …

Duration:01:11:19

Music

5/7/2019
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Editor’s Note, by Dawn Tull Charlotte Mason met Mrs. Glover’s “musical baby” in 1895 during a visit to London. In that same year a ground-breaking article was published in the Parents’ Review detailing the careful musical training she had given him in early childhood and explaining how the musical atmosphere had affected him. In a …

Duration:00:17:38

Sunday Schools

4/30/2019
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Editor’s Note: In 1903, F. Noël Armfield wrote a letter to the editor of The Parents’ Review stating: I would like to mention that an active interest in the P.N.E.U. is being taken by our Colonial members, a branch of the P.N.E.U. is likely to be formed in Melbourne, a lady at Bulawayo has interested six of her …

Duration:00:24:15

A Journey in Musical Appreciation

4/23/2019
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My introduction to Charlotte Mason was similar to many of you who started homeschooling before the current era of blogs and podcasts. Ten years ago a good friend gave me a copy of For the Children’s Sake, and we had many discussions about it in the year leading up to our daughters starting kindergarten. She …

Duration:00:21:20

Our Relations with Music and Art

4/16/2019
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Editor’s Note, by Dawn Tull In 1949 Henrietta Franklin spoke on the history of the PNEU during the Diamond Jubilee celebration. She reflected on the various lectures heard over the years. Moreover, it was not only the great and learned ones of the time who gave lectures, ‘simple mothers’ if one may call them so …

Duration:00:42:42

Ask Art #3 – Scaffolding

4/9/2019
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What is scaffolding? Does it mean one thing in some educational circles and something else in Charlotte Mason educational circles? Is there anything wrong with scaffolding “the Charlotte Mason way”? Does the concept affect how we approach lessons in a living education? Join me as I weigh in on the scaffolding debate in a detailed discussion with Ashley Olander. …

Duration:01:00:59

Narration the Charlotte Mason Way

4/2/2019
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Editor’s Note: In 1924, H.W. Household visited several PNEU schools and found that narration was not being conducted the Charlotte Mason way. To correct this, he wrote a memorandum to the staff of each school for them to read and discuss. His memorandum offered several clarifications on how narration lessons should be done. But more than …

Duration:00:07:08

Ask Art #2 – What Happened?

3/26/2019
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From time to time, people ask, “What happened to the PNEU?” There is usually more than just idle curiosity behind the question. The asker is often wondering, “If the Charlotte Mason method is so great, why didn’t the PNEU just keep growing and growing?” Or some wonder if there is an active PNEU somewhere in the …

Duration:00:57:24

How We Teach Literature

3/19/2019
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Editor’s Note: In May of 1913, Daphne Chaplin was among five former students of the House of Education addressing attendees at the annual PNEU Conference. Their subject matter: how certain subjects are taught in the Parents’ Union School, with Miss Chaplin’s focus on the teaching of Literature. Her paper, while short, succeeds in accounting the central …

Duration:00:15:39

Supplies for Nature Notebooking

3/12/2019
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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of original articles by Nicole Handfield on the topic of keeping a nature notebook. In my first article on nature notebooks, I invited you to enter with open heart and eyes into God’s Out-of-Doors. In my next article I explained how to expand your nature notebooking …

Duration:00:29:18

The Object of Faith

3/5/2019
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Editor’s Note: Charlotte Mason wrote: Well did our Lord say: ‘I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me.’ The pity of it is that He, the altogether lovely, is so seldom lifted up to our adoring gaze. Perhaps, when our teachers invite us to behold the face of Christ, we shall learn …

Duration:00:18:59