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Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.

Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.
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Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute. Learn more at circeinstitute.com.

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Episodes

Homeschooling during the High School Years

9/11/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the challenges of homeschooling during the high school years. Topics of conversation include the value of reading widely, how to empower kids to take ownership of their day, lessons she learned along the way, preparing young children for those upcoming years, the challenge of letting go, and more. Show notes: As promised, here is Cindy's plan for the tenth grade year *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group...

Duration:00:47:16

Dawn Duran on Swedish Drill and the Goings-on in the Charlotte Mason World

9/4/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with her old friend, Dawn Duran, about the value of Swedish Drill, a new Charlotte Mason magazine, the various things going on (and the ideas being discussed) in the world of Charlotte Mason, and much more. Show notes: You can learn more about that here. And here is the magazine she mentions *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! If you like this show...

Duration:00:58:39

A Walk through Cindy's Plans for the Year

8/28/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about Cindy's plans for this school year. Topics include: composter study, artist study, spelling, history, poetry, using third-party curricula, and much more. Show notes: http://shakespeare.mit.edu Spelling http://www.draardsmasdrills.comhttp://amblesideonline.org *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! If you like this show - and would...

Duration:00:56:41

On Grammar during Morning Time

8/21/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about including grammar-study in Morning Time. Topics include how Cindy learned to love grammar, why grammar is love-able, when to start with grammar with your kids, the nature of sentence diagramming, grammar resources to use, and much more. Resources mentioned in this episode: Michael Clay Thompson's practice books The Mother Tongue Books from Blue Sky Daisies Sentence Sense from Cottage Press Know and Tell by Karen Glass Drawing...

Duration:00:30:30

On Self-Assessment and Anxiety

8/16/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the frustrations and anxieties that can arise when self-assessment factors into our teaching. They chat about the universality of this struggle, the ways that plannings can actually cause problems in creating a positive educational atmosphere, the relationship between fear and franticness, and more. *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your...

Duration:00:37:39

Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part I): A Collaboration with the Schole Sisters

8/7/2018
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In this very special episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Mystie Winckler, Pam Barnhill, and Brandy Vencel, her friends from the Schole Sisters, for part one of a two-part conversation about self-education for moms. And once you've listened to this part of the conversation head over to the Schole Sisters podcast for part 2! In part one, discussion touches on Charlotte Mason's views on self-education and how that applies to moms. In part two, the ladies take it all a step further with...

Duration:00:54:23

Why Poetry is the Most Important Thing You Can Teach Other Than Scripture

8/1/2018
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Join Cindy and David for a chat about the essential nature of poetry and why it's the most important part of any child's education other than Scripture. They discuss the best anthologies to keep in your home's library, how to use those anthologies, how poetry can change the lives of our students, and more. Anthologies mentioned: The Oxford Book of English VerseThe Classic Hundred PoemsThe Harp and Laurel Wreath, *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe...

Duration:00:35:57

On Recitation, with Maria Bell

6/16/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Maria Bell about recitation. Topics include why Charlotte Mason's views on recitation were distinctive even in her own day, Shakespeare and recitation, the Bible and recitation, principles of recitation, and much more. *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please...

Duration:00:53:39

Q&A Episode: May 2018

5/15/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include how to balance the demands your put on your kids and their own independent work, the relationship between writing programs and narration, whether kids should be rewarded for reading, Charlotte Mason for dummies, and much more (including baseball and Mother's Day talk). Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

Duration:00:49:54

Dawn Garrett (On Growing and Changing as a Homeschooling Family)

4/30/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Dawn Garrett (also known online by the romantic moniker of Lady Dusk) about the ways she and her family have changed, grown, and evolved over the years - and why that kind of journey is good and healthy for any homeschooling family. *** Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus...

Duration:00:43:47

Q&A Episode: April 2018 (The Rapid Fire Edition)

4/19/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include poems for little boys to memorize, favorite journals and art supplies, great baseball books, getting started with Shakespeare, moving from narration to writing more intentionally, homeschooling while pregnant, combining kids in Ambleside online, and how to determine which of the many amazing ideas out there are best for your situation and family. Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and...

Duration:00:52:49

Jeannette Tulis on Springtime Nature Study

4/2/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy chats with her friend Jeannette Tulis, a nature study expert, about doing nature study during the spring. Topics of conversation include what resources to use, flowers to look for, some personal stories, and much more. Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! --- A note from Jeannette: As referenced in the episode, here is the link to The Charlotte Mason Series...

Duration:00:52:52

Q&A Episode: March 2018

3/20/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include whether there should be a distinction between being a mom and being a teacher, overcoming school-choice insecurity, and the renaissance of the Danish Hygge trend. Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

Duration:00:37:24

Q&A: February 2018

2/20/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include: Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

Duration:00:36:33

What does it mean that "children are born" persons?

1/31/2018
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Join Cindy and David as they chat about Charlotte Mason's belief that "children are born persons," focusing, in particular, on the idea that children are not things to be "molded" or "shaped." How does literature and the way that great stories form the moral imagination play into this concept? What about discipline? Would Vigen Guroian's classic book, Tending the Heart of Virtue jive with Mason's ideas? And much more! This episode is brought to you by our friends at Grove City College, a...

Duration:00:39:16

The Mason Jar Q&A: January 2018

1/16/2018
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include: Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! This episode is brought to you by our friends at Grove City College!

Duration:01:01:59

Karen Glass on Narration

12/30/2017
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On this episode of the Mason Jar, Cindy Rollins is joined by Karen Glass, author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, to discuss the topic of Narration and her forthcoming book, Know and Tell. This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler! NOTES: Learn more about Karen at her website Find a copy Consider This here.

Duration:00:44:13

The Mason Jar #51: Q&A for December 2017

12/13/2017
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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include: Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts! This episode is brought to you by our friends at The Homegrown Preschooler!

Duration:00:49:10

#50: Pam Barnhill Cross-over Episode!

11/22/2017
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Join Cindy Rollins and special guest Pam Barnhill for this special cross-over episode between Pam's Your Morning Basket podcast and the Mason Jar. Drawing on their vast experience, Cindy and Pam chat about which subjects are best for Morning Time plus a whole lot more. Make sure you search out for the Morning Basket on your favorite podcast app to get the rest of the story!

Duration:00:49:59

#49: Gayle Boss and Megan Hoyt on Advent Nature Study

11/21/2017
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We know you've got errands to run and a ton of cooking to take care of this week, so this Thanksgiving week we'll be bringing you two episode of the Mason Jar! Up first: Cindy chats with Gayle Boss and friend of the show, Megan Hoyt, about Gayle's new Advent resource which combines Advent and Nature Study. It's called All Creation Waits, and is available now.

Duration:00:41:45