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  • The New Mason Jar with Cindy Rollins explores the application of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy to the atmosphere, discipline, and life of our homes and schools. We cover Charlotte’s timeless principles as they work themselves out in our real and modern lives. Interviewing seasoned moms who have cherished Charlotte’s works while raising real children in real families, we endeavor to lay a foundation of hope and possibility for our listeners. However imperfectly.
    Copyright 2021 Cindy Rollins
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  • S1E13: Charlotte Mason Co-ops with Liz Wetzel

    Oct 21 2021
    • Today’s guest is Liz Wetzel, mother of 5 and Charlotte Mason co-op leader
    • How Liz found the need for a learning community that was sustainable
    • How Liz came to know about Charlotte Mason’s philosophy
    • Why Liz’s family left Classical Conversations for something else
    • What happened when Liz started a Charlotte Mason reading group
    • How Liz structured their CM community with a focus on older students
    • What subjects Liz’s co-op usually does together regularly
    • What Liz suggests for trying to start a CM community of your own

    Books and Links Mentioned:

    Home Education by Charlotte Mason

    Nancy Kelly at Sage Parnassus

    Wild + Free

    The CMEC

    Charlotte Mason in Community

    Find Cindy:

    Morning Time for Moms

    Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

    Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

    The Literary Life Podcast

    Cindy’s Facebook

    Cindy’s Instagram

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    “Comradeship has Duties.–To take one more instance of an affinity–comradeship. Most of us have serious thoughts about friendship; but we are apt to take comradeship, fellowship, very casually, and to think it is sufficiently maintained if we meet for parties, games, picnics, or what not. Public school boys generally learn better; they know that comradeship mean much cheerful give-and-take, chaff, help, unsparing criticism; if need be, the taking or giving of serious reproof; loyalty each to each, plucky and faithful leading, staunch following, truth-speaking; the power to see others put first without chagrin, and to bear advancement without conceit. Here, too, are calls for attention, labour, love and reverence; but again, labour is swallowed up in delight.”

    Charlotte Mason, School Education, Vol. 3

     

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    53 mins
  • S1E12: Charlotte Mason Study Groups with Jeannette Tulis

    Oct 14 2021

    “It is no arbitrary reward which is attached to the assembling of two or three together; we warm ourselves at each others’ fires, and glow with the heat we get. Let but the heads of two or three families meet together to talk over the bringing up of their children, and the best and wisest parents will go home with new insight, renewed purpose, and warmer zeal. ‘We shall learn by degrees that education is, like religion, a social principle as well as an individual duty; and, meeting on this higher ground, we shall find out the best of one another as we never should in the common intercourse of business or society.'”

    Charlotte Mason, editorial note, Parents’ Review, March 1890

    Show Summary:

    • Today’s guest is Jeannette Tulis, a veteran homeschool mom and longtime Charlotte Mason study group leader
    • How Jeannette came to know about Charlotte Mason’s philosophy
    • How Jeannette got involved with a local group of moms
    • Why Jeannette feels a Charlotte Mason education served all her children well
    • The different ways in which Jeannette’s own community has worked over the years
    • What types of things the study group has read together
    • What advice would you give to someone wanting to start a study group?

    Books and Links Mentioned:

    Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Catherine Levison

    Penny Gardner

    Karen Andreola

    Formation of Character by Charlotte Mason

    Charlotte Mason in Community website

    Find Cindy:

    Morning Time for Moms

    Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

    Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

    The Literary Life Podcast

    Cindy’s Facebook

    Cindy’s Instagram

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    39 mins
  • S1E11: Q&A with Cindy and Dawn, No. 1

    Oct 7 2021

    “It may be that the souls of all children are waiting for the call of knowledge to awaken them to delightful living.”

    Charlotte Mason, Vol. 6, Philosophy of Education

    Show Summary:

    • Today’s episode is our first Charlotte Mason Q&A with Cindy and Dawn
    • What volume should a mother of young children start with first?
    • What does Charlotte say about asking children questions after their readings?
    • What criteria would you use to decide on a curriculum that will best suite your family?
    • How do you keep up a culture of narration in a house full of introverts?
    • What can you do when your child doesn’t enjoy reading, especially older books?
    • How can you motivate students to do as well on written narration as oral narration?

    Books Mentioned:

    Toward a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

    Home Education by Charlotte Mason

    Mind to Mind by Karen Glass

    Know and Tell by Karen Glass

    Find Cindy and Dawn:

    Morning Time for Moms

    Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

    Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

    The Literary Life Podcast

    Cindy’s Facebook

    Cindy’s Instagram

    Dawn’s Swedish Drill Website

    Dawn’s Articles on Afterthoughtsblog.net

     

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    43 mins

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So much wisdom distilled into manageable episodes. I love how gentle and practical the advice of Cindy, Dawn and their guests is for the day to day life of a home educating mother. I'm so thankful to these wonderful women for producing such helpful and edifying content.