resources for educators

The Charlotte Mason Institute offers more. Utilize our resources to translate Mason’s ideas into your context.

apply Mason’s philosophy in a neuroatypical setting

Blue Orchard Bee

Mason said that in order to guide a child’s whole person, we must fully understand what it means to offend not, despise not, hinder not. Other aspects in the field of education might evolve over time, but this vocation is absolute.

The Blue Orchard Bee is the location of CMI’s online support for those living out this vocation with neuroatypical children. Consistent with the model of the PNEU, CMI will build community, support the observation of the children, navigate current research, and reflect on our vocation. We are excited to share this journey with you, as we learn how to relate to our blue orchard bees.

A Reading Course Through Mason’s Volumes

Community Study groups

Join others to study and grow as you apply the beauty of Mason’s philosophy and practice. We have portioned the readings to allow a manageable load of about 20 pages over the month. Study group seasons run from July – December and January – June, though individual month registrations are also available.

8-week course on Charlotte Mason’s Living ideas

CORE teacher training

Conversations on Relational Education is an 8-week online teacher-training class. You will join a small cohort of educators for a rigorous study of Mason’s ideas and to learn and discuss what they look like in practice.

  • Gain confidence in Mason’s core principles and methods to implement them in your context.
  • Grow in understanding the “why” behind Mason’s methods.
  • Discuss practical strategies for lesson planning, teacher prep, scheduling, and classroom management.
  • Interact with other Mason educators and experts to glean encouragement and insight.

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CMI Educational Reviews

Ten years ago, 2007, Dr. Carroll Smith started publishing the Charlotte Mason Educational Review.  It was a journal to help those interested in learning more about the educational theories and practices of Charlotte Mason. Located here are the old issues of the Review for anyone to enjoy.