CMP Review 2023-06-03

CMP Review 2023-06-03

June 3, 2023

How do you spot another Charlotte Mason educator?

A House of Education graduate had a suggestion published in the April 1904 issue of L’Umile Pianta: “As it is almost impossible for most if not all of us ex-students to wear the [HOE] College Colours, as either a tie or a hatband, will ex-students all agree to wearing a small rosette or bow of the green and brown, as it would quickly catch an ex-student’s eye, without being otherwise conspicuous.”

What would be the benefit of this code of accessories? “…it is delightful to find an ‘Amblesidian’ within visiting distance, which is sometimes the case, but it’s often not quickly discovered. For instance, I see in our Magazine the address of a student who has just begun work within easy walking distance of my own post.”

So, how about your neighbor down the street or the woman at the park with her children? Perhaps they homeschool and use the CM method. Maybe we should try wearing a small rosette or bow of green and brown. Perhaps someone will notice and we’ll find a new friend for life.