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Classical Conversations Podcast

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.

Apr 23, 2019

In this episode Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley discuss and define the "tyrannizing image" encountering questions like, "What is the use of poetry?" "How do we teach without boring our students?"

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Apr 16, 2019

In this episode Marc Hays and Daniel Shirley discuss the final section of Norms and Nobility Chapter 3. They discuss questions like, "How can we learn without encountering what we don't know?" and "What does friendship between parents as teachers and their children as students look like?

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Apr 8, 2019

Daniel Shirley and Marc Hays continue the conversation about Norms and Nobility delving into the question, "How do we keep healthy tension between having all the answers and being curious about the world around us?

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Apr 3, 2019

In this episode Daniel Shirley and Marc Hays discuss David Hicks’ Norms and Nobility Chapter 2 on the necessity of story and of messy friendship within classical Christian education.


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Mar 27, 2019

Join Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley for this ongoing discussion of David Hicks’ book Norms & Nobility. In this episode, they look at HOW to teach virtue and define some key terms in the book like “logos” and “mythos.” They discuss questions like “what’s the relationship between words and meaning in the universe?” big questions like “What is virtue?” and “Can virtue be taught?” Along the way, gather some tips for reading and highlighting well and for teaching virtues in your own homeschool.

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

Mar 18, 2019

Join Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley for this ongoing discussion of David Hicks’ book Norms & Nobility. In this episode, they discuss big questions like “What is virtue?” and “Can virtue be taught?” This is the perfect episode for families and directors of Challenge II-IV students. Along the way, gather some tips for reading and highlighting well and for teaching virtues in your own homeschool.

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

Mar 11, 2019

Join Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley for a discussion of David Hicks’ Norms & Nobility. In this episode, the panelists tackle questions like “What is classical education? What is the purpose of education? and What is the theoretic life?” Get tips on reading and marking up your copy of the book as well as ways to apply these ideas in your own homeschool.

20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

Mar 6, 2019

Join Jennifer Courtney, Lisa Bailey, and Jamie Hays as they discuss the valuable topic of the why and how of schedules, specifically what works and what does not.

Feb 21, 2019

Jennifer Courtney, Lisa Bailey, and Marc Hays share their experiences as first time parents. They discuss their expectations, anticipations and assumptions, as well as how realizing that though reality often failed to meet expectations, maturing alongside their firstborn didn't mean they had failed as parents, but meant accepting that His mercies are new everyday.

Feb 13, 2019

Jennifer Courtney, Lisa Bailey, and Jamie Hays share some of their journey as homeschooling mothers through classical education, remembering the enjoyable moments and the tough times. 

Jan 29, 2019

Leigh Bortins and Jennifer Courtney discuss the development of a child's ability to read beginning with pre-reading skills, the phonics stage, middle school, high school, and beyond Challenge IV. 

Jan 25, 2019

In this Episode of the Leigh Bortins Show, Leigh speaks with Chris, Tobin, Jeremiah and William, about movies, and the Christian entertainment industry. From, horror to fantasy – they dissect the goals of cinema, as both an art form and a rhetorical device. Listen to them model tools of conversations, this week – On Movies and Films.

Jan 23, 2019

Do you want to incorporate fine arts into your home education but don't know how? Join veteran home educators Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Jamie Hays as they discuss painting, poetry, music, dance, sports, and even home economics. Gather some fresh ideas for enjoying these arts with your family.

Jan 9, 2019

In this series, we are discussing the book The Core by Leigh Bortins a chapter at a time. This episode features on the three big ideas you need to know as you learn to love math and as you teach math to your children. 

Jan 8, 2019

Listen in on this discussion of science for students ages 4-12. Learn how to inspire wonder in your children and how to teach them to use their five senses while observing God's world. Science helps us to know God through His world. As we marvel at the beauty and order, we will worship Him.

Dec 31, 2018

Be sure and tune in to this insightful episode on Leigh Bortins' book The CoreIn this eighth installment in our CCP series, we will explore the 8th chapter from The Core and discuss history! 

Dec 27, 2018

We hope you enjoy the final episode of a three-part series on the topic of "Advent." We hope you enjoy Part 3 as we discuss a variety of topics surrounding advent and anticipation. 

Dec 14, 2018

We hope you enjoy episode 2 of part of a three-part series on the topic of "Advent." We hope you enjoy Part 2 as we discuss a variety of topics surrounding advent and memory. 

Dec 14, 2018

We hope you enjoy this new podcast series "The Leigh Bortins Show"! On our first episode, Leigh sits down with Tobin Duby, Jeremiah Wentz, and Christopher Blackburn to talk on the hot topic immigration. Immigration is a topic many disagree on, and we hope this episode helps instruct how to converse with one another in a loving and understanding way. 

Dec 7, 2018

We hope you enjoy this seventh installment in our CCP series on Leigh Bortins' book, The Core. Join us as we explore the 7th chapter from The Core and discuss the importance of geography!

Dec 7, 2018

This is the first part of a three-part series on the topic of "Assessment." We hope you enjoy Part 1 "Advent Assessment" as we discuss a variety of topics surrounding assessment during the current season. 

 

Dec 5, 2018

We hope you enjoy this fifth installment in our CCP series on Leigh Bortins' book, The Core. Join us as we explore the 5th chapter from The Core and discuss the value of training our students and kids to be writers for life. 

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Nov 7, 2018

We hope you enjoy this fourth installment in our CCP series on Leigh Bortins' book, The Core. You can learn more about the rewards of reading by reading Chapter 4 in The Core. 

Also be sure to check out other special CCP offers by visiting our bookstore online

Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your total order when you use the offer code CCP2018 at checkout.* Finally, be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

Nov 7, 2018

Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales "Golden Fleece."

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Nov 7, 2018

We hope you enjoy this fourth installment in our CCP series on Leigh Bortins' book, The Core. You can learn more about the magic of reading by reading Chapter 4 in The Core. 

Also be sure to check out other special CCP offers by visiting our bookstore online

Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your total order when you use the offer code CCP2018 at checkout.* Finally, be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

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