Saturday, June 1, 2013

Unschooling Charlotte Mason

I consider our family to be interest-led learners - way over on the unschooling end of the spectrum. Learning for us is simply part of our lifestyle, not an isolated, scheduled "school" time.

That said, I will openly admit to being a Charlotte Mason method groupie. <3  

Whole and living books, handicrafts, nature study, family read aloud times, real-life, hands on learning, narration in the form of meaningful conversations and discussions and an emphasis on forming connections to and relationships with an abundance of interesting ideas, topics, people, things and experiences. *sigh* Truly makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy. 

The Charlotte Mason method may lose me with its implied schedule and structure, but the spirit of the approach has certainly captured my heart. 

So in my continuing search for more like-minded souls, I have started a new Facebook group - Unschooling Charlotte Mason. This is a group for unschoolers and interest-led learners who are interested in incorporating the lovely ideas of the Charlotte Mason method into their family's lifestyle of learning.

Unschooling...with a Charlotte Mason flair. :)