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S1E17: Charlotte Mason Methods in a School Setting with Adrienne Freas

And what a barren and dry land should we dwell in if our spirits were narrowed to the limits of that which we can comprehend! Where we err is in supposing that mystery is confined to our religion, that everything else is obvious and open to our understanding: whereas the great things of life, birth, death, hope, love, patriotism, why a leaf is green, and why a bird is clothed in feathers–all such things as these are mysteries; and it is only as we can receive that which we cannot understand, and can discern the truth of that which we cannot prove, and can distinguish between a luminous mystery and a bewildering superstition, that we are able to live the full life for which we were made.

Charlotte Mason, Ourselves, Volume 4, Book 2

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Adrienne Freas, a classical Charlotte Mason education consultant
  • How did you make the connection between classical and Charlotte Mason education?
  • How did you come to learn about Charlotte Mason in the first place?
  • How did you get into applying these principles to charter and public school settings?
  • How do you train and help school teachers to use these methods?
  • What are the biggest challenges in helping a school convert to Charlotte Mason methods?
  • What is the value of discord and challenges in understanding?

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Books and Links Mentioned:

Ourselves by Charlotte Mason

Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Better Late Than Early by Raymond and Dorothy Moore


The Literary Life of Adrienne Freas

2019 Back to School Conference

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Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

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