Category Archives: News/Updates

Exciting News

I have exciting news—at least, it’s exciting to me, and I hope it will be to others. I’ve been working on a big project—another book!—for over two years. This one isn’t directly linked to Consider This in any way. Instead, it’s a book about a topic that I care passionately about—narration.

Know and Tell: The Art of Narration is almost ready for publication, and I’m excited to begin talking about what I’ve included in this book. You can read more about it here.

I hope you find this announcement as exciting as I do—narration is a long process, and sometimes it can be discouraging. I’m hoping Know and Tell will give teachers some resources and encouragement to make the task a little easier.

Best wishes!

 

Karen

Charlotte Mason, en español!

Dear friends, I know some of you have been waiting for this news. Mind to Mind, my abridgement-with-extras of An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education is available in Spanish!

De mente a mente has been the work of Silvia Cachia from start to finish. She assembled a team of volunteer translators (native speakers), and edited their work to give a consistent, seamless voice to Charlotte Mason in Spanish. She’d love to tell you all about it–you’ll need to understand Spanish!

Karen

There’s news!

I rarely send out these updates, because I rarely have news, but suddenly, I have a lot of news!

First, the Spanish translation of Mind to Mind–De mente a mente–will be available very, very soon–probably later this month.

Silvia Cachia has overseen the translation, and done all the editing single-handedly. She has a proof copy in hand, and it won’t be long now.

 

 

 


Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t, that there’s been some noise about whether or not Charlotte Mason and Classical Education have anything in common. I finally had something to say, and I tackled the topic in two recent blog posts: Classical or Not? and Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition.


If that topic doesn’t really interest you, I’ve got something better! I’m starting a blog series that will last several weeks based on my reading of In Memoriam. The first one is up and ready to read–look for them every Friday for the next several weeks.

And look–there’s a freshly-published physical copy available now:

 

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And finally, if you look at my updated front page, you’ll see a hint about the real news I’ve been promising: I have been working on another book for the past couple of years. This one is on a completely different topic, although it’s Charlotte Mason-related, of course. I really can’t wait to tell you all about it (and show you the beautiful cover!), and my announcement should be ready to go about the time the In Memoriam series is done.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

Karen Glass

 

Blog series this week!

In spite of genuine concern that I might actually be mistaken for a faithful blogger, I have written a whole series–five posts!–which is going up this week, one new post each day, beginning today. I’ve been writing about Charlotte Mason’s principles, but I am mindful that some practices in CM’s philosophy of education actually are principles. So that’s the series: “Some practices are principles.” If this topic interests you, I hope you’ll read along. The first post is here.

Enjoy your week!

Karen Glass

Many Irons in the Fire

It’s been a while since I sent out an update (I did promise they’d be infrequent and I wouldn’t be bombarding your inbox!). However, I wanted to let you all know about a few things I’ve done so far this year.

There are a couple of new articles up, which I hope will be informative and refreshing.

Education is the Science of Relations

The Spirit and the Letter of a Charlotte Mason Education

And I did a podcast with the Schole Sisters, if you want to hear us talk about some of those same ideas.

The Norms and Nobility discussion is in full swing at the AmblesideOnline forum. Lots of good participation, and I think we are all learning more than if we were reading on our own.

The Spanish translation of Mind to Mind is in the formatting and editing stage, and I hope to announce a release date (and show you a picture of the cover) very soon.

Much of my time is going into one big, big project that I’m still not ready to talk about, but it won’t be long. I can’t wait to tell everyone what I’ve been working on!

As the weather warms up in the northern hemisphere and we look forward to spring and summer, I hope you’ll find time to keep on learning. Charlotte Mason urged her students to teach from a moving stream, not a stagnant pool. I hope you’ll pick up a good book or two for summer reading. Next week, on the blog, I’ll be making a few suggestions.

Blessings to you!

Karen Glass

Update, January 2017

Well, it’s a new year, and I hope it will bring, among other things, the announcement I’ve been wanting to make for months.

In the meantime, the initial Spanish translation of Mind to Mind has been completed, and we are moving on to the formatting stage. We don’t have a definite publication date yet, but I hope it will be in the early part of this year. Do you know anyone who would like to read Charlotte Mason in Spanish?

I finished up the blog series, “Charlotte Mason and Comenius” with a total of 8 posts. I linked to the first 4 in my last update. Here are the links to the rest:

5 Charlotte Mason Comenius–Narration

6 Charlotte Mason and Comenius–Nature Study

7 Charlotte Mason and Comenius–Will and Reason

8 Charlotte Mason and Comenius–Conclusion

Some of you may be aware of a lengthy critique of Consider This by Art Middlekauff, published in May 2016 on the Charlotte Mason Institute blog. I wrote a response to the critique, and you can find it on the Charlotte Mason Institute website in two parts (it’s long, but not as long as the original critique).

Part I
Part II

If you weren’t aware of the critique, or didn’t care to read it, you probably won’t find my response of interest. But it’s there for anyone who is interested.

The discussion of Norms and Nobility has begun on the AmblesideOnline forum, and so far it has been amazing. It’s not too late to join in, as we are reading at a nice, slow pace throughout all of 2017. It will be harder to catch up later, so if you are interested in joining the discussion, now is the time.

I look forward to continuing to read and share some of the things I’m learning. 2017 is shaping up to be a great year, and I hope all of us will look back on it twelve months from now and think, “Wow, I learned some amazing new things this year!”

Blessing and a belated Happy New Year!

Karen Glass

Blog series underway

As promised, I have been blogging about the similarities between Charlotte Mason and 17th-century educator John Amos Comenius. There have been four installments so far, and four more are planned. I’ve actually been doing a good job of getting them posted each Monday. If you’re interested in following along, here are the links:

#1–Introduction
#2–Eternal Things
#3–Mind and Body
#4–Synthetic Thinking

And a sneak preview! #5 is scheduled for Monday, November 7, and it will be on narration.

Thank you for reading along!

Bits of News

It has been a long time since I’ve sent out an update, because it has been a good while since I updated anything! I spent several months away from home this year, and while I was traveling, I really didn’t have time to devote to this website. But things are finally settling down, and I’ve updated the main page, linked to a couple of new reviews, and shared a few fun things on the blog, about a friend’s new book and an interesting painting.

I also added a full-length article to the article page, which might offer some insight if you’ve pondered over the question of whether Charlotte Mason’s philosophy could be both progressive and classical in nature.

What’s next? Well, I’m planning a series of blog posts over the next few weeks about Comenius. I’ll share more about that very soon. I’m also planning to conduct a year-long book discussion of David Hick’s book Norms and Nobility. That discussion will take place on the forum at AmblesideOnline, beginning in December with the preface. Please feel free to read along or join in–it’s easy and free to become a member of the forum, and I welcome participation.

Thank you being patient while I’ve been busy elsewhere!

Karen Glass

Update to speaking engagements

Greetings!

If you have been thinking about attending the July 7 event in Lancaster, PA, and have been waiting for details, they are ready for you. An RSVP is requested, so if you’d like to attend, please check the speaking schedule for details.

Thank you!

Karen Glass

Updates to Speaking Engagements

When I shared my summer plans yesterday, I inadvertently left one meeting off the list. I’ll be meeting with some people in Ann Arbor, Michigan, so if that’s near you, please check the list for details.

I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be doing an all-day seminar in London (England) on Saturday, September 10. The theme will be “A Large Room.”You can check out the details and register here.

It is a privilege to share Charlotte Mason’s wonderful educational philosophy with others, and I look forward to each of these meetings.

Karen Glass