SS #20: Mothers, Don’t Let Your Methods Grow up to Be Systems (with Karen Glass)
We are thrilled to have our friend Karen Glass on the show today. Karen is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, and also the brain behind Mind to Mind, an abridgment of Charlotte Mason’s sixth volume. Karen Glass is part of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, ages 12 to 26, who have been homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end. She has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education for over twenty years.
In today’s episode, Karen, Mystie, and Brandy discuss the difference between methods and systems as well as the relationship between principles and practices.
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- Scholé RDA
- City of God by Augustine (audio book)
- The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
- City of God by Augustine
- Essays on Educational Reformers by Robert Hebert Quick
- Vittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist Educators by William Woodward
- Set Your Voice Free by Roger Love
- Topical Discussion: Mothers, Don’t Let Your Methods Grow up to Be Systems
- Karen’s new blog post on this topic
- Home Education by Charlotte Mason
- Narration Cube
- 20 Principles
- Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
- SS 010: Which Comes First? The Principles or the Practical?
- Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins
- Mind to Mind
- Nitty Gritty Homeschool Question
- Poetic Knowledge by James Taylor
- The Living Page by Laurie Bestvater
- Example PR Article: Some Radical Questions by Mrs. Dawson
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