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For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast. Go to afterthoughtsblog.net to learn more.

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For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast. Go to afterthoughtsblog.net to learn more.

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Love the content, but not the music

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I really enjoy the podcast, but have to skip the intro and closing every time

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Brandy is one of my favorite thinkers. I love to follow after - now on my earbuds!

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96 Ratings
Average Ratings
87
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Love the content, but not the music

By marylymade - Mar 04 2019
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I really enjoy the podcast, but have to skip the intro and closing every time

Best Thinker

By mystiewinckler - Feb 08 2017
Read more
Brandy is one of my favorite thinkers. I love to follow after - now on my earbuds!

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AfterCast: An Audio Companion for the Classical, Charlotte Mason Mama

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For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas. At Afterthoughts, we have spent over a decade nourishing our minds on theology, educational philosophy, and a million other books and subjects thrown in – all the while bringing these ideas into a direct collision course with our daily lives. As an audio companion, this podcast is a chance to hear Afterthoughts blog posts rather than read them. Couple that with some bonus content focused on books and interviews, and you’ve got AfterCast. Go to afterthoughtsblog.net to learn more.

Rank #1: EP 29: The Mother's Compass

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Today, I’m interrupting our Charlotte Mason series to bring you this season’s special conversation. Brittney McGann is back with me today; I hope you recognize her from last season. Brittney has been studying Charlotte Mason for over seven years. Mason’s philosophy embodies all the things Brittney loved about her own upbringing and everything she would have wished for in her education, had she known it was possible. Brittney hosted the Grace to Build Retreat in Black Mountain, North Carolina for three years and has presented workshops at multiple Charlotte Mason conferences. These days she is teaching her three children, leading two Charlotte Mason groups and working with her husband to restore native plants to their 3.5 acres.

Today, Brittney and I discuss the "Mother’s Compass". We talk about working within limitations -- for both ourselves and our children. It’s a great discussion you won’t want to miss!

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Jan 24 2019

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Rank #2: (IN 01) Let's Talk About ... Charlotte Mason History (with Karen Glass!)

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I received a couple questions recently regarding AmblesideOnline, Charlotte Mason, the teaching of history, memorization of timelines, and more that made me think of conversations I've had in the past with Karen Glass. I decided to use them as an excuse to have a conversation with her and record it for AfterCast. That's what I'm presenting to you today.

Karen Glass, if you aren't familiar with her, is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, and also the brain behind Mind to Mind, an abridgment of Charlotte Mason’s sixth volume. Karen is part of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, ages 13 to 27, who have been homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end. She has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education for over twenty years.

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Oct 05 2017

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Rank #3: EP 02: Education is Enculturation

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When Charlotte Mason was asked her opinion on "moral instruction direct and indirect," she offered an interesting third way: wide reading. Today, we'll talk about how wide reading feeds the imagination which fuels moral development.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

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Jan 07 2017

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Rank #4: EP 09: Are You Sabotaging Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool?

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If you feel like you’re messing up your Charlotte Mason homeschool, the first thing you need to know is that you’re not alone. Returning to our basic principles – and remembering that principles and practices are not always the same thing – can help us focus on what matters most.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast. To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate. To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog.

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Aug 24 2017

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Rank #5: EP 03: All Education is Self-Education

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Charlotte Mason once said that "all education is self-education." Okay. That's great. But what if my child is a late bloomer? Does this mean that I as the mother need to start being more aggressive and take my child's learning in my own hands? Can I MAKE learning happen?

Is it possible that our jobs as mother-teachers requires patience more than anything else?

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Jan 12 2017

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Rank #6: EP 17: What Did Charlotte Mason Mean by "Short Lessons?"

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If you’re thinking that because Charlotte Mason prescribed short lessons, this means your high schooler should only do 20 minutes of math, you’re thinking wrong! Today, we’re doing a deep dive into what we mean when we say “short lessons.”

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Jun 29 2018

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Rank #7: EP 04: The Don't Look Theory of Parenting

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When it comes to parenting, I can have an overwhelming desire to intervene. Unfortunately, this desire can interrupt the necessary process of learning through experience. I needed to take drastic measures in order to protect my children ... from ME. Thus the genesis of my Don't Look Theory of Parenting. Turns out, it's far less tempting to intervene if you're not looking.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast .

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Jan 19 2017

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Rank #8: EP 27: A Brief History of Charlotte Mason's Mothers' Education Course

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Are you ready to take a look at Charlotte Mason’s Mothers’ Education Course? Before we talk content, we need to know our history, and I think you’ll find this lesson particularly interesting.

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Jan 10 2019

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Rank #9: EP 07: My Child Doesn't Like X: Homeschooling Meets Resistance

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Why we don't need to rearrange the entire curriculum just because Johnny hates something on the day's agenda ... with some help from Aristotle via C.S. Lewis.

To access the posts and show notes for this podcast, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/podcast. To support the show, go to afterthoughtsblog.net/donate. To find Brandy on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/AfterthoughtsBlog.

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Feb 16 2017

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Rank #10: EP 13: The Use and Misuse of Charlotte Mason’s First Principle

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Children are born persons. — Charlotte Mason’s First Principle of Education

In today's episode, we're digging deeply into this principle. What does it mean? What are its limitations? How do we apply (or misapply) this principle?

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Nov 09 2017

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Rank #11: EP 24: The Self-Education of Miss Charlotte Mason

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Today, we're taking a look at Charlotte Mason’s personal habits. She was quite the well-read lady, and it turns out this didn’t happen by accident. Let’s check out what Miss Mason did and think about how we can make better choices with our time.

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Dec 20 2018

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Rank #12: EP 14: Why Your Curriculum Should Include Hard Books

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Is YOUR child reading a hard book right now? Is he really struggling? Is your mommy heart going out to him, tempting you to let him drop the book? It’s completely normal to feel this way… BUT … before you let him drop the book, let’s think through the situation a bit. Sometimes, we need to drop a book. But lots of times, we don’t. It takes wisdom to know the difference.

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Dec 07 2017

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Rank #13: EP 21: How Education Is Like Sandpaper

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In a Charlotte Mason education, there is no specialization. All students are to study all subjects. The question is WHY? Today, we’re going to take a look at some possible reasons using Socrates, Aristotle, MBTI, and some lesson Miss Mason teaches us in her book Formation of Character.

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Aug 23 2018

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Rank #14: EP 12: Starving Our Children

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Today's episode discusses something I picked up in Charlotte Mason's book, Home Education ... that IDEAS are the food of the MIND. What are the implications of this? What about when children are limited in their ability to read and discover ideas for themselves? How does this change the way that we treat our children?

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Sep 21 2017

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Rank #15: EP 05: Possibility, Not Heredity

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Charlotte Mason's 2nd principle says, "[Children] are not born either good or bad, but with possibilities for good and for evil." This can trip some people up, especially Protestants.

When we look at the context of hereditary determinism, we start to understand what she was fighting against. That's what we're doing today: using a bit of Charles Dickens in order to understand the historical context.

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Jan 26 2017

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