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My Only "Beef" with Charlotte Mason

I love the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling. The turn-of-the-19th-century educational guru was really on to something.

I say yes to educating the whole person, yes to the three-pronged concept that “Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life,” yes to literature-based learning using “living books,” yes to verbal and written narrations, yes to spending time outdoors, yes to a wide variety of experiences and exposures, yes to modeling how to give your best effort and your full attention.


And yes to high expectations and high aspirations for our children.


I just have one wee little beef with her education philosophy that I’m sure will offend Charlotte Mason fans and stoke fires of indignation among veteran homeschoolers everywhere.


I believe there’s a place for twaddle.