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Mrs. Karen Andreola:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Andreola, Karen

Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Company
P.O.Box 296
Quarryville, Pennsylvania (PA)  17566
United States of America (US)
Keynote Speaker?Unknown
Featured Speaker?Unknown
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

How and Why to Take Part in "Mother Culture"®
During her years of research, Karen revived Mother Culture, an obscure term from the past, a term she has coined for today's busy hardworking homeschooling mom. When a mother takes part in Mother Culture, she safeguards her enthusiasm, so she will be better able to cope with her responsibilities. To partake in Mother Culture is to feed herself with the Word of God, with ideas from books, nature, art, music, to find time for a little recreation, or a practical craft, thus taking care to keep growing. If there such is a thing as the joy of childhood, there is also such a thing as the joy of motherhood, and Karen admonishes mothers to recognize and live within such a blessing. The joys and advantages of Mother Culture overflow into the family circle. Mother Culture is also a chapter in Karen’s book, A Charlotte Mason Companion.

The Gentle Art of Learning™
Description overview: The daily tasks of a homeschool mother necessitate the wearing of many hats. During her talk Karen reaches into a suitcase full of hats. Each hat she wears is a symbol of one aspect of what she calls "the gentle art of learning." Karen speaks from 15 years of personal experience when she admits that homeschool is work and that it takes dedication. But she also provides specific examples and practical "how tos" of the joys of the "educational life." She inspires her fellow homeschoolers on to high ideals while she simplifies. Karen's own philosophy and method of education is based on her unique interpretation of the life and work of the Victorian Christian, Miss Charlotte Mason. (Dads will also be encouraged by this talk!)

Karen's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother since the early 1980s.
  • Founded the Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Co. in 1989 (with her husband, Dean)
  • Charlotte Mason method expert
  • Product reviewer for Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
  • Columnist for Mary Pride’s Practical Homeschooling Magazine
  • Former editor and researcher for Parents’ Review Magazine: for Home Training and Culture
  • Author: A Charlotte Mason Companion, Personal Reflections of the Gentle Art of Learning
  • Author: Story Starters
  • Author: Pocketful of Pinecones
  • Author: A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning
  • Author: Simply Grammar: An Illustrated Primer
  • Author: Beautiful Girlhood
  • Majors in classical and modern dance from The Boston Conservatory of Music
Andreola's Bio
Date Created4/22/2009
Date Modified8/2/2011 3:24:10 PM
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Karen Andreola and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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