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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.

Feb 25, 2020

Marc Hays and Daniel Shirley continue their conversation about The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis. Covering the first half of the second essay "The Way", Marc and Daniel discuss Lewis's "Innovators" and the "Tao".

Feb 18, 2020

In this first episode of a four-part series, Marc Hays and Daniel Shirley delve into the first Essay of C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man discussing ideas like the head, heart, and appetites and what it means to inculcate proper sentiment in students.

Feb 11, 2020

Join Daniel Shirley and Heather Shirley as they discuss the Parent Resources on pages 68-69 of the 2020 Classical Conversations Catalog. Learn how each of these well-chosen books can inform and enrich parents’ homeschool journey across each Classical Conversations program from Scribblers through Challenge IV and beyond.

Feb 4, 2020

Just how important is the canon of Delivery?  What are the elements that will help us move an audience?  How can we help our students overcome a possible reluctance to present?  If you’ve wondered about these questions, or even if you just want to finish out the Five Canons podcast, join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Brittany Lewis as they talk about  sharpening the skills of Delivery with all our children.

Jan 28, 2020

Is the Canon of Memory more than just memorizing a speech?  Join podcasters Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Brittany Lewis as they probe this canon more deeply!  You’ll discover that Memory blesses as it allow students to focus on their audience, distill their message, and revive their confidence.  Find out how the canon of Memory can be practiced by students of every age, and enjoyed by families as they read together, share stories, learn hymns, and memorize scripture.

Jan 21, 2020

If you are ready to explore ways to be memorable and moving with your communication, join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Brittany Lewis as they think about the canon of Elocution.  Discover how the style of our communication should be governed by both the subject material and our audience, and get some practical ideas for incorporating elocution into all your lessons with all your students.

Jan 14, 2020

In the second of our podcasts on the Five Canons of Rhetoric, our team discusses “Arrangement” and how this canon leads us to organize our thoughts, to love our neighbor, and to become clearer thinkers.  With insights gleaned from years of leading students and children, Jennifer Courtney, Brittany Lewis, and Lisa Bailey examine how to use Arrangement across all subject strands to grow our understanding.  Listen, and learn how Arrangement helps us communicate effectively and think deeply.

Jan 6, 2020

As classical, Christian educators, we are interested in finding the truth and communicating that truth well!  An ancient tool can help us achieve that goal; join Lisa Bailey, Brittany Lewis, and Jennifer Courtney as they begin to explore the 5 Canons of Rhetoric in this podcast on the canon of Invention.  You’ll be encouraged as these veteran homeschoolers share how Invention can help your student overcome the “tyranny of the blank page” when thinking and writing about a new idea, and how Invention can help us all become more gracious communicators.

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