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Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.
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Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

Mar 23, 2018

We hope you enjoy this episode as Kate Deddens explores science discovery within the research strand in Challenge B. You are sure to enjoy this audio and delight in the incredible gifts of God given to us in science!

Mar 15, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation from the Leigh!@Lunch archives. Leigh Bortins interviews Douglas Wilson about Classical Christian Education. Douglas Wilson is the Pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, ID. He is a strong supporter of the Classical Christian model and wrote the books Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and The Case for Classical Christian Education.

 

Mar 7, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful article by April Foster as she answers some questions about starting homeschool that many parents have considered and asked about.

Feb 23, 2018

Can We Put the Phone Down is an insightful article written by Tifany Borgelt. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Feb 16, 2018

Have you considered the 5 Common Topics and its relationship to the universe around us? We hope you enjoy this audio from Challenge I Tutor David Bailey.

Feb 7, 2018

We hope you enjoy this wonderful article from Jen Greenholt.

Jan 24, 2018

Listen in to this exciting episode from our L@L archives as Leigh Bortins interviews Martin Cothran! Martin is the author of Traditional Logic, Books I and II, as well as Classical Rhetoric with Aristotle, both published by Memoria Press. He is also Latin, logic and rhetoric instructor at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky and is Master Teacher at Mars Hill, Lexington. In addition to being editor-in-chief of Classical Teacher magazine, he serves as senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky, where he directs legislative and media relations and is a frequent guest on political and cultural issues on radio and television in his home state of Kentucky. He holds a B.A. in economics and philosohpy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.A. degree in Christian Apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School (now part of Trinity University. He lives with his wife and four children in Danville, Kentucky.

Jan 15, 2018

You are sure to enjoy this fantastic episode as Leigh Bortins interviews president of Foundation for Economic Education. This episode aired in 2011. 

Lawrence W. Reed became president of FEE in 2008. He was a founder and president for twenty years of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, 200 radio commentaries, dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the U. S. and abroad, as well as five books. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 69 countries on six continents. Lawrence W. Reed holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in History from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania.

Jan 9, 2018

A Lead Learner sounds intimidating right? But should it? Listen in to this wonderful Writer's Circle episode as Leslie Hubbard talks the importance of "becoming." We hope you enjoy the audio! You can read the article here!

Jan 8, 2018

Whew! We made it through the prologue in David Hicks astounding book Norms and Nobility. Please be sure to check out this last section of the Prologue and be ready for more episodes to come where we can actually start on CHAPTER ONE! :)

Jan 3, 2018

Sit down with Lisa Bailey and Elisabeth Webber to talk Memory Master and its importance. You are sure to benefit from this rich and lively discussion!

Dec 19, 2017

Dual Enrollment? Concurrent Enrollment? is an article written by Linda Tomkinson. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Dec 7, 2017

Raising Imaginative Children is an article written by Lisa Bailey. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Dec 7, 2017

Homeschooling Through Every Season is an article written by Cara McLauchlan. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Dec 6, 2017

This particular audio is based from an article written by Marc Hays. The article demonstrates a socratic dialogue read in parts. We hope you enjoy the article!

Nov 29, 2017

CCMM's Math in Motion 2nd edition will be coming next year. In order to help us think more about music and math, here is a podcast done by your CCMM education team. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Nov 17, 2017

Making a Home for the Holidays is an article written by Ruth Holleran. We hope you enjoy the audio. You can also read the article here.

Nov 17, 2017

The Truth about Thanksgiving is an article written by Courtney Sanford. We hope you enjoy the audio. You can also read the article here!

Nov 15, 2017

We finally made it! Through the prologue... But it was worth it. Please listen in to our discussion on the 3rd section of David Hicks prologue to his thoughtful and inspiring book Norms and Nobility. We know you will be encouraged through this discussion!

Nov 3, 2017

What Potlucks Teach Us About Choosing Curriculum is written by Rachel Brown. We hop you enjoy the audio!

Oct 27, 2017

Ready to keep tackling David Hicks' Norms and Nobility? Well, we are going slow and still talking about the prologue in this second episode on Hicks' intriguing treatise of education. What is the difference between prescriptive and descriptive education? Normative or analytical? Join this episode as members of the CCMM education team wrestle and struggle through the intro of Norms and Nobility.

Oct 23, 2017

Listen in to this special episode about playing with numbers. Are you curious about math sense? Do you want to learn more about numbers? This episode also includes Nation Number Knockout guru Elisabeth Webber and 2017 N2K winner Ethan Gates!

Oct 9, 2017

Be sure to tune into this wonderful episode! Matt Bianco interviews Dr. Kopff on the Classics and Latin.

Dr. Kopff has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder since 1973. For about five of the last thirty years he has lived in Rome, Italy, teaching and studying. He is editor of a critical edition of the Greek text of Euripides' Bacchae (Teubner, 1982) and author of over 100 articles and reviews on scholarly, pedagogical and popular topics. He currently works with the Classics Department of the University of Urbino, Italy on ancient Greek lyric poetry.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CU Committee on Research. His book, The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition is widely cited in the new Classical Education movement.

Dr. Kopff is the founding faculty father of the CU-Boulder Honors Journal, which is the elite undergraduate publication for the university. He is winner of the Jacob Van Ek Mentor Award, the Faculty Essay Award of the CU Graduate School Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and two-time winner of the SOAR Award (Student Organization for Alumni Relations. To win this award twice is a very exceptional accomplishment).

Oct 4, 2017

Do you have insecurities about teaching math? Do you feel like you are not a "math person"? Well we want to help! Join us on this episode as Lisa Bailey and Elisabeth Webber talk math and why learning to love math is like any journey worth having!

Sep 29, 2017

The Real Impact of Imagination is an article written by Stephanie Meter. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

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