Charlotte Mason teaching philosophy from Wikipedia - Mason's philosophy of education is probably best summarized by the principles given at the beginning of each book mentioned above. Two key mottos taken from those principles are "Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life" and "Education is the science of relations." She believed that children were born persons and should be respected as such; they should also be taught the Way of the Will and the Way of Reason. Her motto for students was "I am, I can, I ought, I will."

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The ABC's of Charlotte Mason
http://homepage.bushnell.net/~peanuts/faq1.html

Charlotte Mason Method
http://www.homeschoollearning.com/approaches/mason.shtml

Resources for homeschooling using the Charlotte Mason Method
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/methcmason/

"Saviour of the World" by Charlotte Marie Mason
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/SaviouroftheWorld/

Simply Charlotte Mason
http://simplycharlottemason.com/

What is Charlotte Mason?
http://www.amblesideonline.org/WhatIsCM.shtml

Wikipedia - Charlotte Mason
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Mason

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What is Classical Education? (from http://www.welltrainedmind.com/classical-education/ - Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium.

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Association of Classical and Christian Schools
http://www.accsedu.org/

Classical Christian Homeschooling
http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/v2/index.php?page=3

Classical Christian Homeschooling
http://www.classicalhomeschooling.org/

Classical Conversations
http://www.classicalconversations.com/

A Classical Education
http://aclassicaleducation.com/

Classical Home Education Through Online Supplies
http://www.classicalhomeeducation.com/

Classical Homeschooling Magazine
http://www.classicalhomeschooling.com/

Introduction to Classical Education
http://www.gbt.org/text/intro.html

Memoria Press Classical Education
http://www.memoriapress.com/

Schola Classical Tutorials
http://www.scholatutorials.org/

Trivium Pursuit Online
http://www.triviumpursuit.com/

The Well Trained Mind
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

Why Classical Education?
http://www.gbt.org/clasced.html

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From Wikipedia: Distance education or distance learning, is a field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom.

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Distance Learning
http://distancelearn.about.com/

Distance Learning 101
http://distancelearn.about.com/od/distancelearning101/

Distance Learning Programs
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/distance_learning.htm

eLearners
http://www.elearners.com/

Internet Homeschool
http://www.internethomeschool.com/

Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/

Online Journal of Distance Learning Education
http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/

United States Distance Learning Association
http://www.usdla.org/

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Characteristics of the Eclectic Learning method from Brighthub.com: There is no one set of characteristics for eclectic learning. An eclectic education is an education that includes elements and characteristics of several different methods and curriculi.

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Definition of the Montessori Method from Encarta World English Dictionary -
Mon·tes·so·ri meth·od NOUN: special method for teaching children: a system of educating young children devised by Maria Montessori that aims to develop the child's natural interests and activities and does not use formal teaching methods.

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3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program
http://www.montessori-home-schooling.com/

Montessori For All
http://members.shaw.ca/montessori4all/

Montessori Homeschool
http://www.monthome.com/

Montessori Homeschooling
http://www.montessori.edu/homeschooling.html

Montessori, International
http://www.montessori.edu/

The Montessori Method
http://www.michaelolaf.net/

North American Montessori Center
http://montessoritraining.net/

Online Montessori
http://www.montessorifortheearth.com/

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From http://www.moorefoundation.com/:
THE FORMULA
1) Study from a few minutes to several hours a day, depending on the child's maturity.
2) Manual work at least as much as study.
3) Home and/or community service an hour or so a day. Focus on kids' interests and needs; be an example in consistency, curiosity, and patience. Live with them! Worry less about tests; we'll help you there. With the Moore Formula, if you are loving and can read, write, count, and speak clearly, you are a master teacher.

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Moore Formula
http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teacherslounge/styles/mooreformula.php

Moore Formula
http://home-school.lovetoknow.com/Moore_Formula

The Moore Formula
http://www.homeschool.com/advisors/moore/default.asp#2

The Moore Formula
http://www.homeschooldiner.com/guide/moore_formula.html

The Moore Foundation
http://www.moorefoundation.com/

Moore Homeschool
http://www.moorehomeschool.com/

Unschooling and the Moore Formula
http://www.homeeducator.com/FamilyTimes/articles/9-3article4.htm

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What is "the Reggio Approach"? (from http://www.reggioalliance.org/) The Reggio Emilia philosophy and approach to early childhood education has developed and continues to evolve as a result of over 40 years of experience within a system of municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy...The Reggio Emilia approach is built upon a solid foundation of connected philosophical principles and extensive experience. Educators in Reggio Emilia have been inspired by many early childhood psychologists and philosophers, such as Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner and Bruner.

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Chevy Chase Reggio
http://www.chevychasereggio.com/

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
http://www.reggioalliance.org/

Reggio Emilia Approach
http://www.education.com/reference/article/reggio-emilia-approach/

Reggio Emilia Approach
http://www.brainy-child.com/article/reggioemilia.shtml

The Reggio Emilia Approach to Pre-School Education
http://www.reggioemiliaapproach.net/

Reggio Emilia Philosophy
http://www.youngchildrenslearning.ecsd.net/reggio%20emilia%20philosophy.htm

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