Modern Miss Mason
By Charlotte Mason Lifestyle || Leah Boden
Modern Miss Mason Jun 02, 2023
Narration Advice - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Composed On Westminster Bridge
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
Earth has not any thing to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
Wordsworth On Wednesday - My Heart Leaps Up
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
Reading Alone Versus Reading Together - With Leah Boden
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Book Club Questions:
1. What were your initial thoughts about the book? Did your opinion change as you kept reading?
2. How would you describe the author's writing style? Did it enhance or hinder your reading experience?
3. Which character did you really relate to or find the most interesting? Why?
4. Any particular themes or messages that really grabbed your attention? How did the author explore them?
5. What parts of the story hooked or surprised you the most? Did any plot twists totally throw you off?
6. Did the book evoke any strong emotions? Which scenes or moments got you right in the feels?
7. Could you picture the settings described in the book? Did the author do a good job of bringing them to life?
8. Were there any quotes or lines that really spoke to you? Share your favourites and chat about what they meant to you.
9. Did the pacing of the book feel right to you? Were there any parts that dragged or went too fast?
10. What did you make of the ending? Did it leave you satisfied or wanting more?
What would you add?
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To The Daisy
by William Wordsworth.
With little here to do or see
Of things that in the great world be,
Daisy! again I talk to thee,
For thou art worthy,
Thou unassuming Common-place
Of Nature, with that homely face,
And yet with something of a grace,
Which Love makes for thee!
Oft on the dappled turf at ease
I sit, and play with similes,
Loose types of things through all degrees,
Thoughts of thy raising:
And many a fond and idle name
I give to thee, for praise or blame,
As is the humour of the game,
While I am gazing.
A nun demure of lowly port;
Or sprightly maiden, of Love's court,
In thy simplicity the sport
Of all temptations;
A queen in crown of rubies drest;
A starveling in a scanty vest;
Are all, as seems to suit thee best,
A little Cyclops with one eye
Staring to threaten and defy,
That thought comes next — and instantly
The freak is over,
The shape will vanish — and behold
A silver shield with boss of gold,
That spreads itself, some faery bold
In fight to cover!
I see thee glittering from afar —
And then thou art a pretty star;
Not quite so fair as many are
In heaven above thee!
Yet like a star, with glittering crest,
Self-poised in air thou seem'st to rest; —
May peace come never to his nest,
Who shall reprove thee!
Bright Flower ! for by that name at last,
When all my reveries are past,
I call thee, and to that cleave fast,
Sweet silent creature!
That breath'st with me in sun and air,
Do thou, as thou art wont, repair
My heart with gladness, and a share
Of thy meek nature!
On The Stage And Off: An Actors Life - With Daniel J Carver
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Ode, Composed On A May Morning
The star that led the dawn,
Blithe Flora from her couch upstarts,
For May is on the lawn.
A quickening hope, a freshening glee,
Foreran the expected Power,
Whose first-drawn breath, from bush and tree,
Shakes off that pearly shower.
All Nature welcomes Her whose sway
Tempers the year's extremes;
Who scattereth lustres o'er noon-day,
Like morning's dewy gleams;
While mellow warble, sprightly trill,
The tremulous heart excite;
And hums the balmy air to still
The balance of delight.
Time was, blest Power! when youth and maids
At peep of dawn would rise,
And wander forth, in forest glades
Thy birth to solemnize.
Though mute the song---to grace the rite
Untouched the hawthorn bough,
Thy Spirit triumphs o'er the slight;
Man changes, but not Thou!
Thy feathered Lieges bill and wings
In love's disport employ;
Warmed by thy influence, creeping things
Awake to silent joy:
Queen art thou still for each gay plant
Where the slim wild deer roves;
And served in depths where fishes haunt
Their own mysterious groves.
Cloud-piercing peak, and trackless heath,
Instinctive homage pay;
Nor wants the dim-lit cave a wreath
To honor thee, sweet May!
Where cities fanned by thy brisk airs
Behold a smokeless sky,
Their puniest flower-pot-nursling dares
To open a bright eye.
And if, on this thy natal morn,
The pole, from which thy name
Hath not departed, stands forlorn
Of song and dance and game;
Still from the village-green a vow
Aspires to thee addrest,
Wherever peace is on the brow,
Or love within the breast.
Yes! where Love nestles thou canst teach
The soul to love the more;
Hearts also shall thy lessons reach
That never loved before.
Stript is the haughty one of pride,
The bashful freed from fear,
While rising, like the ocean-tide,
In flow the joyous year.
Hush, feeble lyre! weak words refuse
The service to prolong!
To yon exulting thrush the Muse
Entrusts the imperfect song;
His voice shall chant, in accents clear,
Throughout the live-long day,
Till the first silver star appear,
The sovereignty of May.
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To My Sister
How To Stay Flexible As A Charlotte Mason Educator - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - The Small Celandine
That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain;
And, the first moment that the sun may shine,
Bright as the sun itself, 'tis out again!
When hailstones have been falling, swarm on swarm,—
Or blasts the green field and the trees distress'd,
Oft have I seen it muffled up from harm,
In close self-shelter, like a Thing at rest.
But lately, one rough day, this Flower I pass'd,
And recognized it, though an alter'd Form,
Now standing forth an offering to the Blast,
And buffeted at will by Rain and Storm.
I stopp'd, and said with inly-muttered voice,
"It doth not love the shower, nor seek the cold;
This neither is its courage nor its choice,
But its necessity in being old.
The sunshine may not bless it, nor the dew;
It cannot help itself in its decay;
Stiff in its members, withered, changed of hue."
And, in my spleen, I smiled that it was grey.
To be a Prodigal's Favorite—then, worse truth,
A Miser's Pensioner—behold our lot!
O Man! that from thy fair and shining youth
Age might but take the things Youth needed not!
Wordsworth On Wednesdays - To A Skylark
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
Ethereal minstrel! pilgrim of the sky!
Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound?
Or, while the wings aspire, are heart and eye
Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground?
Thy nest which thou canst drop into at will,
Those quivering wings composed, that music still!
Leave to the nightingale her shady wood;
A privacy of glorious light is thine;
Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood
Of harmony, with instinct more divine;
Type of the wise who soar, but never roam;
True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home!
Coffee & Catch Up - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
How To Revamp Your Nature Study - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Lines Written In Early Spring
Picture Study Within A Charlotte Mason Education - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - To The Cuckoo
What Is A Living Book Anyway? - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - The Tables Turned
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
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Ten Tips For Navigating Narration - With Leah Boden
Wordsworth On Wednesday - Written In March
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Where Do I Start With The Charlotte Mason Philosophy? - With Leah Boden
Realistic Tips For Rest - With Leah Boden
Modern Miss Mason, The Book, One Month On - With Dave & Leah Boden
Part 2: Numeracy & Literacy Within The Charlotte Mason Philosophy - With Leah Boden
Numeracy & Literacy Within The Charlotte Mason Philosophy Pt.1 - With Leah Boden
Charlotte Mason Meets Waldorf - With Rachel Kovac
Book Launch Party 🎉 - With Greta Eskridge & Leah Boden
A Christmas Greeting & A Poem - With Leah Boden
Advice For December - With Leah Boden
Charlotte Mason In Australia - With Michelle Morrow
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Make Learning Stick - With Dave & Leah Boden
We talk about: Link learning, Engage the senses, Ask good questions, Repetition, and Nurturing relationships
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OFF THE CUFF - Let’s Talk About The Book
Modern Miss Mason is your invitation into an adventure, a call to turn a corner on your already incredible journey of parenting and let Leah Boden show you the fresh face of an age-old perspective on motherhood, childhood, and education.
As a young mother and new home educator, Leah was overwhelmed by the breadth of available resources. How to know which to choose? What would best guide and inspire her children? Whose voices should she trust?
That's when she discovered the timeless work and words of Charlotte Mason. A ground-breaking and revolutionary voice in education, Charlotte breathed life and beauty back into childhood in a stiff, archaic age, opening the eyes of parent-teachers and the hearts of students--and changing the future of home education.
Let Leah Boden show you how Charlotte Mason's ideas can transform your homeschooling experience.
She will help you:
find methods that you and your children can explore by learning through books, being outdoors, and through living experiences;
recognise that each child is unique and discover how to plan their learning journey accordingly; and
learn how to practically incorporate Charlotte's timeless philosophy into your home every day.
In an overwhelming digital age that can distract and divert our attention from the past, turn back to Charlotte Mason's educational ideas that started it all--and discover what they can do for you and your family.
Charlotte Mason And The Unschooler - With Amy Hughes
It's raw and unedited, but it's fantastic!
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Another Way To Learn - With Molly Ashton
Another Way To Learn - About the book
Over the past century, the role of parents in the education of children has changed dramatically. This timely book, written by an experienced group of British home educators, is a call for parents to take back this role, a battle cry to defend our right to do so and a vision for the restoration of family within our nation. It is a handbook to equip and empower families in the daily rhythms and choices of home education.
This book will inspire those who are curious and encourage those already on the journey. Packed with practical advice, it is an irresistible call to bring education right back to the heart and hearth of the family.
www.anotherwaytolearn.co.uk/ Book website
Why And How To Look At Art - With Russ Ramsey
Aside from his books, Russ has written for The Rabbit Room, She Reads Truth, The Gospel Coalition, Crossway, The Art House, Lifeway, Parenting Teens, Dec 2015, The Blazing Center, and To Write Love On Her Arms, among other blogs, podcasts, and printed media.
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Fighting Fear With Stories - With Jennifer Pepito
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Shakespeare, Script Writing, And Life On The Stage - With Daniel J Carver
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The Beauty Of Botany - With Leif Bersweden
Modern Miss Mason Conference 2022 Q&A - Speakers Panel
An Artist’s Year - With Anna Koska
OFF THE CUFF - Large Family Homeschooling
OFF THE CUFF - Living Books
OFF THE CUFF - Teaching A Child To Read
Worlds Of Wonder: Writing & Illustrating Charlotte Mason's Story - With Lanaya Gore & Twila Farmer
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OFF THE CUFF - The Reluctant Learner
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OFF THE CUFF: What is the Charlotte Mason philosophy?
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Ambleside, The Armitt, and Adventures In Archaeology - With Faye Morrissey
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The More You Read, The More You Know - With Cindy Rollins
Life On The Lake With Boys And Books - With Betsy Jenkins
Art That Makes The World Go Round - With Lauren Hoffman
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Your Place In The Story: A Christmas Poem - With Leah Boden
Music: The Poetry Of The Air - With Joel Clarkson
“Let young people study as far as possible under one master until they have received some of this teaching and know its style." Charlotte Mason || I could think of no better guest to discuss the power of music with than author, musician and composer, Joel Clarkson. || Joel is a treasure trove of wisdom, and inspiration when it comes to making, playing and listening to good music - today we particularly talk about orchestral and classical music, which as Charlotte Mason educators, I know it’s right up your street! When we wrapped up this conversation I felt like I’d paid good money for a classical music and composition workshop, honestly I learnt so much, and I know you will too! || Hang on until the last few minutes of the interview and you’ll hear a snippet of Joel’s music which he was so generous to let me use on the podcast. Please, check out his book, his albums, his audio readings of the Green Ember series by S D Smith, and anything else he has produced or created. || If you love the podcast I’d be so grateful if you could rate, review and share the love - it really gets the word around, and it would be the perfect Christmas present! Thank you. || Joel Clarkson: https://www.joelclarkson.com || Leah's Links: https://www.leahboden.com
When The Poets Speak - With David Bowden
Life Through A Lens - With Nina Constable
Today’s guest is Cornwall dwelling self shooting freelance conservation film maker, the absolutely delightful Nina Constable.
I hope today's conversation sharpens your curiosity for the natural world, inspires you to look deep and further into the green spaces around you, as well as provoking you to begin those important conversations with your children about conservation.
I also hope today's conversation lifts nature study off the sketch paper and watercolour pallet and enables you to view this observational life through a different lense.
Let's lean in and listen to episode 2 of season 4 with Nina Constable, Life through a lens.
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Beauty Is My Job - With Tim & Chris Willard
A May Morning - With Dave & Leah Boden
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Podcast Episode: The PNEU In You - With Em Bowers
Taylor Swift - The Lakes
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Confidence, Connection And The Art Of Slowing Down - With Leslie Martino
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Our Muslim Homeschool - With Dr. Gemma Somauroo
Our conversation today covers homeschool beginnings, organisation, emotional health advice as well as a general get to know Gemma, I know you’re going to love it.
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Learning & Living Well - With Alicia Hutchinson
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Farming, Writing & Finally Living - With Christine Bailey
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Beauty From Ashes - With Sarah Clarkson
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A Spacious Place - With Christie Purifoy
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Recitation & Memorisation For Delight & Growth - With Serena McCarthy (feat. Paul Sheffield)
In this week's conversation I’m speaking to returning guest Serena McCarthy (https://instagram.com/the_nature_of_light?igshid=17fg0ywjbdlza). Serena has a long background in theatre, direction and acting; she’s a writer, editor, pastor voracious reader (I love all her recommendations, she recently text me and said “stop what you’re doing, click onto Amazon and order “my name is Asher Lev”, so I did) and as an adult woman she chooses to continue to remember and delight in beautiful verse, words and scriptures. There’s also a special guest appearance on this episode, my dad! Paul Sheffield makes an appearance because I’ve known him all my life as someone who memorises - but not for show, but to richly feed his inner life. Listen in...
My name is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok
Verse Worth Remembering - Stanley Maxwell
Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
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Contentment As A Growth Strategy - With Amber O’Neil Johnston
Creativity, And The Courage To Continue - With Kyle Campbell
Here’s our conversation about creativity and courage to continue...
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We’re Back! Introduction to Season 3 and tips for growth with Rachel Kovac
Building Community, Inspiring Freedom & Telling Of It - Ainsley Arment
Light And Literature - With Cindy Rollins
The Tale Of An Irish Storyteller - With Meghan Elise Bell
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A Longing To Learn - With Karen Glass
A Bird, A Motto, A Legacy - With Dr. Susie Nyman
Eastap, L. et al. (2018). Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide - 2nd Edition. British Dyslexia Association. www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/shop/books/dyslexia-friendly-schools-good-practice-guide-2nd-edition
Nyman, S. (2019). The Multi-sensory Teaching Toolkit. Chichester: Oaka Books: www.oakabooks.co.uk/products/dr-susie-nymans-multi-sensory-teaching-toollkit
Nyman, S. (2020). How to become a Grade Riser. Chichester: Oaka Books: www.oakabooks.co.uk/collections/revision-extras/products/how-to-be-a-grade-riser-by-dr-susie-nyman-teacher-must-have
Tales Of Wisdom And Wonder - With Sally Clarkson
Where Charlotte Mason Wears An Afro - With Amber O’Neal Johnston
Brave Enough To Learn - With Julie Bogart
A Relationship Revolution - With Dr. Carroll Smith
The Mighty Mother - With Eloise Rickman
Grit & Growth In Education - With Dave Boden
The PNEU In You - With Em Bowers
The Serendipity of Shakespeare - With Serena McCarthy
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