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Karen Andreola

Karen Andreola


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Home educators know Karen Andreola by her groundbreaking book A Charlotte Mason Companion-Personal Reflections of the Gentle Art of Learning. Karen taught her three children through high school, studying with them all the many wonderful things her own education was missing. The entire Andreola family writes product reviews for Rainbow Resource Center. Knitting and historic needlework is enjoyed in Karen's leisure. For an array of contemplative ideas visit her blog: www.momentswithmotherculture.blogspot.com.


Homeschooling Articles by Karen Andreola

Homeschool without Homework Karen Andreola introduces the Charlotte Mason method.

Start a Nature Notebook Karen Andreola shows us how to start a Nature notebook - Charlotte Mason Style.

A Dickens of an Idea! Karen Andreola introduces us to this grand old author.

Narration Beats Tests and Reviews Karen Andreola explains how it works.

Picture Study Art appreciation the Charlotte Mason way.

Columnists Face Off - Charlotte Mason Method Karen Andreola tells why she thinks Charlotte Mason's methods are best.

"Does Poetry only belong to bygone days?" The Charlotte Mason approach to poetry.

Learn Writing Without Writing Charlotte Mason promotes a simple, natural approach to teaching children to write.

Being Enthusiastic Educators Karen Andreola encourages parents to consider enthusiasm in the scheme of education.

What Drew Me to a Charlotte Mason Education Karen Andreola explains what drew her to this popular homeschool method.

Great Kids Need Great Thoughts Karen Andreola explains how a worldview can be based on the character trait of "magnanimity."

Illustrating Science Lessons is Another Form of Narration Karen Andreola's kids are "drawn" to science!

The Atmosphere of Home Creating the right atmosphere for your children's education.

Learning from the Inside Out How to keep your child's interest.

Support Groups, Then and Now Support Groups Charlotte Mason style.

Education is a Lifestyle of Establishing Relations It's what you love.

Beautiful Dreamer Covering the basics the Charlotte Mason way.

12 Quick Tips 12 quick tips that really help.

Holiday Cheer and Teachable Tasks Including Karen's favorite Christmas books and songs!

Real Life First! Real life first, virtual world second.

Homeschool on a Shoestring or Otherwise Kindergarten on a missionary budget.

Mother Culture A mother is only a woman, but she needs the love of Jacob, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Moses, the foresight of Joseph, and the firmness of Daniel.

Mother Culture & You Mother Culture - What is it?

The Majesty of Motherhood Here comes the Queen - it's you!

The Children's Magna Carta How to cultivate the love of knowledge.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Start a Nature Notebook

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Critical Thinking and Logic

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The History of Public Education

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Bears in the House

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Gift of a Mentor

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

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Shakespeare Camp

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