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"As a teacher of twenty years, I have greatly appreciated Catherine's guidance in introducing the Charlotte Mason method in my teaching." -- Maggie Dail, MA, of Master Enterprises Learning Center

"Catherine Levison has written a perfect introduction to the Charlotte Mason method. A must." -- Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide

"Surely, you will, as I did, find something to enhance the education of your children immediately. Catherine makes it so simple for us!" -- Bob and Tina Farewell, Lifetime Books and Gifts

"When I became interested in this way of learning and wanted to know how to begin this was the only book the accomplished my goal. Highly recommended." -- Lorrie Flem, editor of TEACH magazine

About the Author

Catherine Levison has over a decade of home schooling experience. The mother of five, and a grandmother, Catherine is a popular teacher and lecturer.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; New edition (November 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891400169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891400162
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catherine Levison is the author of four books. Her writing career began in 1996 with a highly successful series of books on the well-known Charlotte Mason method of education currently published by Sourcebooks. She is the contributing author in Broadman and Holman's "Homeschooling Methods" and a long-term newspaper columnist in "The Link." Many of her articles and interviews have been published in major magazines and she has been featured on ABC's World News. Catherine's international public speaking appearances number in the hundreds and include numerous keynote addresses as far away as Seoul, Korea.

Catherine Levison's recently released book, "No One Ever Asked Me That" is not about homeschooling. It is a fun yet important book designed for people from all walks of life. Levison's interest in meaningful conversations led her to develop a series of questions to enable others to speak comfortably on deep issues. Her book compiles interviews, held over the course of more than a decade with a diverse group of people, from monks, to teachers, to dish washers as well as a bank president, a neurosurgeon and a marine biologist. The conversations included forty-two people from all over the world and from every economic and educational level. They also represent a wide variety of religious and scientific backgrounds. The results are thought-provoking, often surprising and make this a truly unforgettable book.

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116 of 118 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
Far and away the most helpful information I've found on the application of Charlotte Mason methods has come from this one little book. By doing a web search for both "Charlotte Mason" and "Catherine Levison", I located a wealth of information online about Miss Mason's educational methods and Mrs. Levison's other writings (a large number of websites, book lists, and even email newsletters). After reading through the online information, I was tempted to think I didn't need to actually spend money for any books on this topic. I thought the Web and a good search engine ............ was enough. But I've found that having each school subject's practical explanations individually listed in a single "hold-it-in-my-hand" resource has been a great benefit and definitely a worthwhile investment. The subjects covered in this book include: narration, literature, poetry, composition, handwriting, spelling, foreign language, grammar, science, math, art, music, history, geography, formation of habits, and more. In my humble opinion, no Charlotte Mason library or resource list is complete without A Charlotte Mason Education. It's short, but I found that only makes it more user-friendly; the practical tips aren't lost amidst other text. It's the perfect book for someone who's interested in getting down to business and "doing" Charlotte Mason methods in their home or school. The only problem I see with the book is that I wish more home schooling catalogs carried it so more people were aware of this helpful resource.
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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By "lgdsforjesus" on December 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a homeschooling parent I want to give my two children a great education. They are young, both in first grade. I was feeling so frustrated with my young daughter. She was not listening to me (tuning me out)and I was not sure how to deal with her. She would play around, not finish her lessons. A friend suggested the Charlotte Mason approach. I purchased Catherine Levison's book and read it through. Wow, it was wonderful. Right away I told the children there would be some changes at school. I reset our school classes. We read our Bible lessons 3 mornings a week, and classic literature 2 mornings a week. I started timing our classroom work, allowing only 20 minutes for each subject or paperwork. I told them that they each had 20 minutes for each subject, such as math, history, ect.. If they did not finish the paper that they would then stay behind and do their schoolwork "during their recess/play time". When Sarah had to stay in her seat and finish up during her recess/playtime she was not too happy. It only took two times for her to realize that mom was serious. I did not nag her. I just quietly reminded her once of the new rules. She is now listening better, finishing her work ahead of the time allowed on many days. Mom has been happier and our school days are so much more pleasant.
We went shopping for some whole,living books. We chose Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little,also Aesop's Fables to read during school time. We all three read together out loud. Then I have each child tell me what they read. I was amazed (embarassed too) when I read the list of great literature for suggested reading, in Catherine's book. Here I was a mom, and I as a child had never read any of the books listed. I soon purchased "Little Women, also Anne of Green Gables" for myself to start with.
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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
I've read Charlotte Mason's original works and every other book on Charlotte Mason topics, but I always had trouble with the details of practically applying Miss Mason's methods with my students. Levison's book took the mystery out of the method. Within the first 24 hours of reading A Charlotte Mason Education, I started applying the methods with my children and we loved it! I knew Charlotte Mason's methods were what I wanted to use... and this great little book made it possible. I highly recommend this book to anyone seriously considering implementing Charlotte Mason's methods in their home or school.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 20, 2002
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If you're brand new to Charlotte Mason and looking for a quick reference of the practical how-to's of Mason's educational methods, then this is the book for you! I believe that this book successfully accomplishes what it was written for--to present the reader with a step-by-step, topic-by-topic introduction to Miss Mason's methods. This book isn't an in-depth treatment of Charlotte Mason's entire philosophy of education, and I don't believe it was meant to cover anything more than just the practical how-to's. If you're looking at your home educational efforts and thinking something like, "How can I quickly and easily add art appreciation and poetry to our curriculum?", then you'll find the answers here. I find this to be one of the easiest to use, most helpful home education books on my shelf. I refer back to it often (ie: "I need more ideas for Nature study. I'll go back and see what Levison recommends"). The book is short, to the point, and written from the wisdom of a long-time homeschooling parent who spent several years digging through Charlotte Mason's original books and many out-of-print resources to distill Mason's vast writings on the philosophy of education into the practical nuts and bolts of how to do it at home. Presented in a manageable and readable format.
Contrary to some opinions, Levison's second book, More Charlotte Mason Education, definitely isn't a rewrite of this first book. More Charlotte Mason Education does go into greater depth on things like the life of Charlotte Mason, but none of the practical how-to's are repeated from one book to the next.
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