HS 175: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Explained with Brandy Vencel

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The final interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that direction I think. I just love chatting with her about Charlotte Mason.

Brandy, who has used Ambleside Online since her oldest was in first grade, is on the Ambleside Online Auxiliary Board. She also provides excellent Charlotte Mason support on her blog Afterthoughts.

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Audio Notes

The minute and second mark to find the following topics.

  • 2:34 What influenced Brandy’s decision to use the Charlotte Mason method of education.
  • 3:52 Why Brandy thinks it’s okay to start with Charlotte Mason practices before you completely understand Charlotte Mason principles.
  • 7:04 Why Charlotte Mason principles are great for meeting the child where he or she is.
  • 8:54 Charlotte Mason’s 20 principles and why they are the heart of a Charlotte Mason education.
  • 14:30 Brandy’s typical day – goats and all.
  • 16:10 All about Brandy’s Morning Time (She calls it Circle Time.)
  • 23:49 Can you still use some favorite mainstream curriculum with a Charlotte Mason education?
  • 28:38 Brandy’s “one thing” that she feels is the heart of a Charlotte Mason education.
  • 29:21 Why Brandy feels the Charlotte Mason method is the best way to educate a child.

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