Reply To: Life Changing Principles?

May 11, 2016 at 6:32 pm #9332

Reading A Philosophy of Education as a whole really hit home for me. I had dabbled in parts, pulled out quotes, and used it as a reference prior, but studying it over a 16 month period just brought everything to life. Reading her words were so comforting because some of them were thoughts that I’d had, but would suppress due to societal pressure. It gave me perspective and I totally agree that ‘children are born persons’ is huge! It comes to mind almost daily, not only when I look at my own children, but when I look at people in general because of course, we are all children of God.

My personal top five from A Philosophy of Education are highlighted here:

http://reflectionsfromdrywoodcreek.blogspot.com/search/label/Charlotte%20Mason

Principle 1 – Children are born persons.

Principles 5-8 – Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life. (PNEU motto)

Principle 9 – We hold that the child’s mind is no mere sac….

Principle 12 – Education is the Science of Relations…

Principles 14 & 15 – As knowledge is assimilated until it is reproduced, children should “tell back”. – I didn’t realize the importance of narration, but if I had to pick one method of utmost importance, as in if you did nothing else but, it would be narration.

OK, so this is almost half of Charlotte’s whole philosophy ;-p