Olufunmike’s Newsletter

Olufunmike
A newsletter about Education, Homeschooling and the Charlotte Mason Philosophy.
Created 05 Feb 2021
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  • What Does a Charlotte Mason Education Look Like for a 6-year-old?
    08 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    People have often asked me, “ What does a Charlotte Mason homeschool look like?” Before the age of six, you do foundation work. You implement Picture Painting as preparation for Narration, Memory Work...
  • Mathematics, without Drill and Kill.
    01 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    “No child should use a multiplication table until he has made one” - Mary Everest Boole. Can we talk about the reason why we have our children memorise the multiplication table? We do it so our childr...
  • Our Job as Educators
    24 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    It’s tempting to want to know what happens at the end of a book or movie. However, without some background knowledge, the ending might not make sense. That’s why the specifics of the curriculum were l...
  • A Curriculum of Books and Things
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Every child has a right of entry to several fields of knowledge. Every [neurotypical] child has an appetite for such knowledge. This appetite or desire for knowledge is a sufficient stimulus for schoo...
  • What Has Interest Got to Do with Education?
    10 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    It’s not uncommon for adults to ask children what they would like to become in future. There is a good chance you’ll get an answer. I count it unfair to pressure children to come up with an answer bef...
  • Who is the Child's Real Teacher?
    03 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    One unexpected benefit of being deliberate about your child’s Education is that you put a lot more thought into toys and your home environment. I despise with all of my soul any talking toy. Those thi...
  • Similar, but different
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    You may or may not have encountered different families following the Charlotte Mason philosophy. You will notice that the homeschools are similar but different, almost like several instances of an obj...
  • How to Use School Books
    23 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    How to Use School Books Now that we understand the purpose of education, we can ask ourselves, "what is the inspiring idea our children are engaged in with this study?" For we know that the purpose of...
  • School Books and How They Bring About Education
    23 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    What manner of book will work its way into a child's mind with enough force to create enthusiasm about the subject? The answer cannot be, "whatever the child likes". A child might be drawn to a book b...
  • A Master-Thought Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life. The statement above should mean more to us than just a mantra to chant. We should live it. Without attention to the other aspects of Education, we cou...
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