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November 26, 2022

Advent for All: Hope in Beginnings

Holidays

Week 1 of the CMI Advent and Christmas series of resources for families, classes, neighborhood, etc. Read or download.

November 22, 2022

Neurodiversity on Our Bookshelves with Danielle Merritt-Sunseri

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Danielle Merritt-Sunseri talks about bringing neurodiversity to our bookshelves in this video from the Blue Orchard Bee.

November 16, 2022

Choosing Gifts - Advice from the Parents' Review

Holidays

What makes a good toy? One of the writers in the Parents' Review, the journal of which Charlotte Mason was editor, offers some guiding principles.

November 16, 2022

Noticing November - Education as Service

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Citizen science projects, Thanksgiving sonnet, acorn whistling and more to enjoy yourself or with others.

November 15, 2022

Charlotte Mason In Spanish

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This video featuring Johanna Peréz Ray gives an exciting glimpse into the efforts to create Mason resources in Spanish!

October 26, 2022

Activities for October

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Geography games, Music, Art, and Poetry to enjoy yourself or with your students.

October 25, 2022

Scavenging for Literary Beauty with Kathryn Forney

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I’m excited to talk about one of my favorite ways to go hunting for literary beauty: a common place book.

September 23, 2022

September Selections

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A September collection of small things to enjoy alone or with your students.

September 22, 2022

Charlotte Mason Centenary Conference

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Registration is open and details about speaking posted for the Charlotte Mason Centenary Conference in Ambleside, England!

June 30, 2022

Introducing the New CMI and Alveary!

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We are excited to present new branding and new websites for the Charlotte Mason Institute (CMI) and Alveary.

May 18, 2022

Bookish Beauty

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In celebration of our upcoming conference (in person and broadcast online) centered around Literature and the Humanities in a Charlotte Mason education, this month’

May 18, 2022

Charlotte Mason in Canada

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First shown at the CMI 2021 Conference, this video featuring Sarah Hobbs gives a glimpse at the Mason movement in Canada during the 2020-21 school year. We’re looki

April 27, 2022

Mountains, Planets, and Picture Books

Book reviews

Activities and opportunities to see and enjoy more around you – for yourself and/or your students. View: Fuiji, Mountains in Clear Weather — also known as “Fine ...

April 13, 2022

Bringing Geology to Life with Stephanie Russell

Book reviews

Charlotte Mason’s oft-quoted goal of education from her third volume School Education is: “The question is not,––how much does the youth know? when he has finished

April 12, 2022

Charlotte Mason in Indonesia

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First shown at the CMI 2021 Conference, this video featuring Susan Gunawan gives an exciting glimpseat the Mason movement taking root in Indonesia!

March 16, 2022

Birds & Notebooks

Book reviews

Activities and opportunities to see and enjoy more around you – for yourself and/or your students.

March 16, 2022

The Wingfeather Saga Series – Book Review by Chalise Bondurant

Book reviews

“So once someone remembers their true name, they’re cured?” Janner asked. “I wish it were so. We all forget from time to time, and so we need each other to tell us

March 16, 2022

Mason in the Classroom – Blue Willow Tutorial

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As the Mason movement continues to grow back into classrooms (in charter schools, private schools, and various alternative models) across North America, we are exci

February 17, 2022

A Soldier of the Great War – Book Review by Scott Forney

Book reviews

Helprin, Mark. A Soldier of the Great War. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1991.

February 16, 2022

February Finds

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Activities and opportunities to see and enjoy more around you – for yourself and/or your students.

February 2, 2014

Practical Suggestions for Narration by Carroll Smith

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We end this series on narration for those new to Charlotte Mason with some practical suggestions. I hope these suggestions help teachers and parents to get started

January 19, 2014

Narration for the Newbie by Carroll Smith

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Narration, the practice of students telling back after a single reading what they have heard or read, is a cornerstone

January 14, 2014

More Thoughts About Narration by Carroll Smith

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In this post I try to answer such questions as, is narration a fad; what are basic guidelines for narrations; what about preschool children; and what can parents

September 15, 2013

Creating a Mason Atmosphere on a Dime by Carroll Smith

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Education as an atmosphere is one of Mason’s fundamental pillars for education. What are the components of education as an atmosphere?