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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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The Teaching of Nature Study

12/11/2018
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Violet C. Curry was born in 1892 and enrolled in the House of Education in 1911. Her early interest in nature was evidenced by an inspection of her nature notebook the following year: A very full and interesting book. The notes show close and careful observation of Nature, and the Drawings are very good.[1] Furthermore, she …

Duration:00:26:17

Waiting for the Light

12/4/2018
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The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. – Isaiah 9:2 (KJV) Our family has approached the season of Advent intentionally over the years. One year, my husband Kent carefully crafted a wooden ring with 24 holes for candles and a miniature Mary on a donkey accompanied by Joseph on foot. Each …

Duration:00:11:34

Nature Notebook Phases

11/27/2018
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of original articles by Nicole Handfield on the topic of keeping a nature notebook. When I started learning about Charlotte Mason about five years ago, I was pretty sure the nature notebook was supposed to look like Edith Holden’s The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. …

Duration:00:33:58

Characteristics of a PNEU School

11/20/2018
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Editor’s Note: Charlotte Mason defined her Short Synopsis in 1904. We typically refer to it today as her “Twenty Principles.” Sixty years later, some in the PNEU were thinking that this synopsis was no longer the most accessible “elevator pitch” for the Charlotte Mason method: For some time it has been thought that The Synopsis was …

Duration:00:11:00

Sermons on Faith

11/13/2018
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Editor’s Note: Chapter 13 of Charlotte Mason’s Parents and Children is a lengthy exposition of Henry Beeching’s Eleven Sermons on Faith. This chapter is a lynchpin of Mason’s theology, a stunning repudiation of dualism. In fact, she opens the chapter with the heading, “Things ‘Sacred’ and Things ‘Secular’ an Irreligious Classification.” For years, Mason’s detailed exposition …

Duration:00:20:36

Growing Up with Charlotte Mason

11/6/2018
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Editor’s Note: At the 2018 Charlotte Mason Living Retreat, I spoke on the topic of “How to Learn the Charlotte Mason Method.” In that talk, I suggest that parents new to the method “start with four.” When I finished my presentation, my fifteen-year-old daughter Anesley came forward and shared about her experience growing up with these …

Duration:00:12:13

Of Punishments

10/30/2018
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Edith Escombe (1866–1950) was a writer of stories and essays who contributed many articles to The Parents’ Review. A collection of her articles was republished in 1906 in a book entitled Old Maids’ Children. Charlotte Mason described the book as being “evoked, we may hope, by the Parents’ Review.” According to Mason, “The author knows …

Duration:00:13:55

The Sacrament of Education

10/23/2018
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Is education scientific or is it sacred? Is it physical or spiritual? Pragmatic or ideal? Listen to Art Middlekauff’s synthesis of Charlotte Mason’s thought. Recorded live at the 2018 Charlotte Mason Living Retreat. The accompanying slides are available for download.

Duration:00:55:00

The Spirit and the Letter

10/16/2018
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Editor’s Note: Rose Amy Pennethorne (1875-1955) studied at Charlotte Mason’s House of Education and graduated in 1898. She then “had several posts in Home Schoolrooms,” during which time she was editor of L’Umile Pianta, the alumnae magazine of the House of Education. Her love for the Charlotte Mason method blossomed into full-time service to the PNEU when the Executive Committee …

Duration:00:13:36

The Origin of Ideas

10/9/2018
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Not so very long ago, I was in the car with my six-year old when he asked, “Did God make that truck?” “Nope. But God made the people who made the truck.” He studied my face. “Okay.” Then he resumed staring out the window. Several weeks later, I thought of that exchange, and I saw …

Duration:00:10:21

A Liberal Education

10/2/2018
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Editor’s note: On January 5, 1929, six years after Charlotte Mason’s death, Horace West Household spoke at the The North of England Education Conference in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Household was then the Director of Education for Gloucestershire, and he would later be referred to as Mason’s “ardent disciple.” The topic for his talk was “A Liberal Education in the Rural Elementary School.” …

Duration:00:38:36

Building Without Scaffolds

9/25/2018
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June was a big month for me: it was my first time teaching a workshop about the Charlotte Mason method. I was the local hostess for the Charlotte Mason Soirée Summer Mountain Mini, and my topic was scaffolding. I worked out a session description with my co-presenter: With such a rich feast it’s easy to …

Duration:00:28:36

The Meeting

9/18/2018
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“Great things are done when men and mountains meet: This is not done by jostling in the street.” —William Blake. By Elsie KitchingThe Parents’ Review, 1921, pp.44-54, 92-101 We all feel the jostling of the after war problems and are sometimes inclined to wonder if ever the jostling will cease and a time come when …

Duration:00:51:22

The God of Living Ideas

9/11/2018
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An Exploration of the Religious Philosophy of Charlotte Mason A paper submitted to Dr. James Moore in fulfillment of the requirements for the Educational Ministries Capston Portfolio/Internship course of the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Deerfield, IllinoisSeptember 2017 Introduction to Charlotte Mason Charlotte Mason is a name not much heard of in Christian education. Mason was a devout Anglican …

Duration:00:56:43

Ruminating on Recitation

9/4/2018
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Situated on Chambersburg Street, a main thoroughfare of historic Gettysburg, is a nineteenth-century church that is home to the sorts of gatherings we seldom hear of in our modern time—evenings of song, speech, and verse, evenings dedicated to remembering the lives of men and women who were pressed into the service of our nation, as …

Duration:00:26:41

Education for the Kingdom (Part 5 of 5)

8/31/2018
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Editor’s note: I am pleased today to share the final essay in our series by Dr. Benjamin Bernier, read to us so engagingly by musician Greg Rolling. I am confident that with Dr. Bernier’s careful presentation of original documents and historical facts, “the essential Christian discipleship aspect of Mason’s work will be recognized for what it …

Duration:00:25:49

Education for the Kingdom (Part 4 of 5)

8/30/2018
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Editor’s note: Today we share the fourth in a series of five essays from 2017. This episode explains that the core of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy “is the concept that the primary task of education is the ‘nourishment of ideas.’ This nourishment is directly related to both the work of the Holy Spirit (as the educator of mankind) and the person …

Duration:00:19:24

Education for the Kingdom (Part 3 of 5)

8/29/2018
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Editor’s note: Today’s episode is the third in a series of five essays from 2017 which demonstrate that Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy can be characterized as a Christ-centered philosophy of education for Christian discipleship, a unique contribution in the history of Christian and educational thought. Greg Rolling shares his wonderful talent as reader and performer to bring …

Duration:00:23:57

Education for the Kingdom (Part 2 of 5)

8/28/2018
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Editor’s note: Today we share the second in a series of five essays from 2017 which demonstrate that Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy can be characterized as a Christ-centered philosophy of education for Christian discipleship, a unique contribution in the history of Christian and educational thought. Greg Rolling has again shared his wonderful talent as reader and …

Duration:00:22:40

Education for the Kingdom (Part 1 of 5)

8/27/2018
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Editor’s note: In the early months of 2017, Dr. Benjamin Bernier wrote a series of five original essays to demonstrate that Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy can be characterized as a Christ-centered philosophy of education for Christian discipleship, a unique contribution in the history of Christian and educational thought. Later that year, Charlotte Mason Poetry introduced a …

Duration:00:11:52