I’ll be speaking in a number of different places this summer. One of them might be close to you! Check out my schedule, and if you can make it to one of the events, I’d love to see you there.
Have you read it yet?
Amongst both school and home educators, Charlotte Mason’s methods and Classical Education have long been considered two different things. In fact, they should not be. Charlotte Mason deliberately looked back to classical educators such as Plato, Plutarch, Comenius, and Milton for her inspiration. She drew her ideas from the past and presented them to her contemporaries in a form that was easy to understand and implement. She wasn’t just a marginal Victorian teacher—she was a modern thinker whose ideas about education have their source in the classical past. Because the postmodern world that we live in finds its beginnings in the world she lived in, her message is still pertinent and timely, and needed even more sorely than when she first wrote.
Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition takes a look at the most vital ideas that influenced the classical educators and shows how Charlotte Mason’s principles reflect the same ideas and values.
Charlotte Mason is more accessible.
Knowledge…is passed, like the light of a torch, from mind to mind
While Consider This is now making its own way in the world, without much assistance from me, I have been contemplating a number of future writing projects. One project I began while I was still writing Consider This, and because it is essentially a collaborative project, in which most of the work had already been done by Charlotte Mason, it is the next thing that will be finished.
It is with both joy and trepidation that I can announce the imminent publication of Mind to Mind: An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education.
If you are familiar with Charlotte Mason’s writings, you probably know that the title of her last, most mature, book was An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education (shortened to A Philosophy of Education in modern reprints.) With fear and trembling, I have ventured to shorten more than the title of this last volume in order to make it more accessible to modern readers.