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S2E34: Exams in the Charlotte Mason Homeschool with Celeste Cruz

Let this be the mother’s key to the whole of the education of each boy and each girl; not of her children; the Divine Spirit does not work with nouns of multitude, but with each single child. Because He is infinite, the whole world is not too great a school for this indefatigable Teacher, and because He is infinite, He is able to give the whole of his infinite attention for the whole time to each one of his multitudinous pupils. We do not sufficiently rejoice in the wealth that the infinite nature of our God brings to each of us.

Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children, Vol. 2

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Celeste Cruz, homeschooling mom of 10, speaker at Charlotte Mason conferences and supporter of parents using the CMEC curriculum
  • How Celeste first learned about Charlotte Mason’s philosophy
  • How Celeste got involved with the CMEC
  • What was the process of the PNEU exams in Charlotte Mason’s day?
  • What makes a Charlotte Mason style exam different from a typical modern school examination?
  • How could parents set up a schedule for exams?
  • What is the connection between narration and end of term examinations?
  • What advice do you have for parents who are worried about doing exams?

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Books and Links Mentioned:

Charlotte Mason Educational Center (CMEC)

Charlotte Mason Digital Collection

Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason

School Education by Charlotte Mason

A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

Find Cindy and Celeste:

Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

Cindy’s Instagram

Celeste’s Instagram

Celeste’s Blog – Joyful Lessons

Keeping Company on Instagram



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