I haven’t written much about our homeschooling, but it is very much a part of our lives.
When my husband and I married, we planned to homeschool. Maybe all the way through high school–yikes ?!
It wasn’t something that I ever really thought of when I was younger (there weren’t many homeschoolers around back then), but as I met more homeschooling families, and as we talked about it more, I was impressed with the idea.
So we took the plunge.
And we are still swimming !
When I was asked to offer this homeschooling giveaway, I thought it looked like a great course–one that I would love to win for myself.
If you’ve been in homeschooling circles for awhile, you’ve likely heard of Charlotte Mason.
Charlotte Mason was a British educator who lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her teaching methods were very “well rounded” using is Atmosphere, Discipline, and Life as focal points,
Instead of using “dead” textbooks, Mason focused on using “living books.”
In the spirit of Charlotte Mason, CM Live! offers an affordable way to provide your teen with quality, interactive, online, homeschool literature courses. These courses are taught by a homeschool mom (Kat Patrick) who has a Ph.D in literature.
Now, I can tell you, that just because you are a PhD doesn’t mean you are very smart necessarily–it just means you finished your work. But I looked over CM Live’s site and I think that Kat Patrick appears to be a fabulous educator. This is a great way to expose your children (and yourself) to great literature.
I know from where I speak. My hubby is an English Prof and he adds a lot to our homeschool literature experience. Tons, in fact, because science and math were my strong points. That and languages.
His experience and knowledge add so much to our home life now.
With CM Live, you get the benefit of having an instructor with a PhD–without the collegiate prices. (And college costs a TON these days. Sigh.)
Be sure to hop on over and read more about CM Live! and see what sets them apart from other online courses.
And what a treat! You can win a free course from CM Live.
Win a free CM Live! Course (Two Winners)
There will be two lucky winners who will receive their choice of a free literature course, a package worth $265.
CM Live! is an affordable way to expose your children to classical books guided by an instructor with a Ph.D in literature.
- The courses include 30 weekly online class sessions. (Texts purchased separately; many available free/online.)
- Courses are open to all middle and high school teens with an interest in reading quality literature, who can type (using “text chat” in class), and who have access to a computer with Internet access.
- The giveaway runs from 8/31 – 9/6/2013.
- Courses begin September 10th.
I think this is a great site. I looked over their offerings and the testimonials and it seems like they have a great thing going.
Great education, great support and decent pricing.
Not a Winner? You Can Still Get a Big Discount
Good news! Even if you don’t win one of the free courses during our giveaway, you can still be a “winner”! Between now and September 13, 2013, get 20% off any course (that’s a $53 value) using this Promo Code: CMLIVETWENTY.
This is in addition to CM Live’s many generous discount programs! See discount and registration details on the CM Live! website.
The best to all of you!
Do you use Charlotte Mason’s teaching style in your homeschool?