056. Charlotte Mason 101 with Leah Boden
“Education is the science of relations.” Charlotte Mason
What is Charlotte Mason? What does that mean? Is that a school? An education philosophy? And actual person? I keep hearing “Charlotte Mason” or “Charlotte Mason inspired”—what does that mean?
These are common questions for parents who are new to homeschooling and I’ve brought the brilliant Leah Boden onto the show to get you those answers!
Leah Boden is married to Dave, they have four children and live in England. Leah is a long-time student and practitioner of the Charlotte Mason method of education and is passionate about helping parents find their freedom within the philosophy. Leah writes, speaks and podcasts from a foundation of faith whilst using the Charlotte Mason philosophy as a springboard into her lessons on childhood, motherhood and education. Leah delights in coaching and leading others in this refreshing way of life.
Leah is a Pastor at Mosaic Church - Coventry, speaker and writer for the international Wild + Free homeschooling community and creator of Modern Miss Mason.
In this episode, Leah & I talk about:
The Short List:
· Gratitude, integrity, discernment, peace, gentleness, inspiration, revelation, perspective, and joy.
The Long List:
· All things Charlotte Mason: who Charlotte was, her education philosophies, some history,
· Charlotte Mason in a nutshell
· Motherhood, Childhood, & Education
· Our homeschool journeys
· Some interesting education differences between US & UK education framework
· What Charlotte Mason meant when she said “education is the science of relations”
· The importance of connection
· How Charlotte Mason is truly a rich education
· Discount Code for the Charlotte Mason Unboxed: LORIBETH20
Interesting mentions from the show:
· Ambleside Online
· Margaret A. Coombs book: Charlotte Mason Hidden Heritage
· The National Curriculum (UK version of common core, if you will)
· The Charlotte Mason Companion
· Catherine Levison (how to manuals)
· Charlotte Mason’s 6 Volumes
Instagram: @leahvboden & @modernmissmason
Course: Charlotte Mason Unboxed https://coursecraft.net/courses/z9Yfe/splash?fbclid=IwAR0QIB_FlFgBKkiaHwRue2EVSOso6hMW928cM-X1hlxLreLX7Gh8OhGGxuY
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