A lovely gathering for candid conversations about all things Charlotte Mason
These are large group sessions that everyone attends together.
The Great Recognition Required of Parents ~ Emily Kiser
As we get caught up in the day by day details of home educating our children, it is easy to become discouraged, disheartened, and overwhelmed by the seemingly endless and enormous task before us. Emily Kiser will share Charlotte Mason’s inspiring and reassuring vision of education as described in her Great Recognition. An understanding of this philosophic principle of her method gives peace and joy as we all remember that the Holy Spirit is the true educator of our children.
Mathematics and a Great Recognition ~ Richele Baburina
Charlotte Mason’s oft-quoted words on the importance of the teacher over the textbook can stand like a scowling guard forbidding us to trespass into the domain of the math teacher. See how we can enter the realm of mathematics with confidence, holding the key that the One through whom mathematical laws came to be instructs not only our children but ourselves as well.
How to Learn the Charlotte Mason Method ~ Art Middlekauff
How do we avoid reducing Charlotte Mason’s method to a “bag of tricks”? How do we obtain an understanding of the principles and the philosophy that can transform a book list into a living education? We are all busy, and we have limited time in which to both teach and learn. In this session we will explore the various avenues available to us to learn Mason’s method.
The Home Story ~ Liz Cottrill
Educating children in our home is a high calling and privilege, but is not always as simple and glamorous as we hope and dream it can be. Our role as parent and teacher has challenges of time management, personality conflict, and the unpredictable twists and turns of life circumstances. How can we possibly manage guiding children from wiggly distractible beginners to competent, independent graduates? How can we teach math or handwriting with a stubborn child, find the energy to cope with family illness and rebellious teenagers, or otherwise make our way from the hopes of a conference back to the everyday nitty gritty of housework, homework, and happily ever after?