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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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Now displaying: June, 2020

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.

Jun 30, 2020

Looking for some more “organic” ways to seize the teachable moments with your children?  In this second episode on “as-you-go-discipleship”, guest Jill Philbrick shares some key principles and some practical examples for parents seeking winsome ways to talk about spiritual matters with our kids.  Be sure you stick around for the blessing at the end!  And, don’t miss the “As You Go-Discipleship for Families” devotional offerings on CC Connected later this summer.

Jun 23, 2020

Wondering why your efforts at family devotion time fall flat?  Maybe you need a new perspective!  In Part 1 of this series, veteran homeschool mom Jill Philbrick shares her struggles with “devotions” and how she has discovered a more winsome way to share Biblical truth with her children.    

Jun 16, 2020

Practicum-at-home:  cause for mourning or reason to celebrate?  The answer might surprise you!  While we all miss our community and the exhilaration of being together, Cultivating the Conversation:  The Art of Exposition is surprisingly adaptable to our “new normal”.  Listen in as four Practicum Speakers share how the content of this year’s Practicum (teaching reading!) meets the needs of all families, while the On Demand format means more folks than ever can be part of the conversation!  Discover conversational tools to excavate truth and find inviting ways to engage with others about hope and life!

Jun 9, 2020

You’ve come to the last stop on the educational journey, senior year of high school!  Is Challenge IV right for your family?  Listen in as Brittany Lewis and Lisa Bailey, veteran homeschoolers and CC directors, describe this crown jewel of the Challenge program.  They’ll discuss the skills sharpened and the subjects used in the sharpening!  You will find discover how Challenge IV prepares students for life not just academics, developing the moral imagination needed to identify virtue and live it out.  You’ll hear about leadership education and how the pace of this last year of high school is designed as a “gift of contemplation” for students, encouraging them to become deeper thinkers, truer friends, and better citizens.   Parents will find their role as mentors and cheerleaders as the homeschool journey draws to a satisfying end.

Jun 2, 2020

As your student moves into the latter years of high school, you might have some questions about the Challenge program.  Listen in as Karin Carpenter and Lisa Bailey reveal the gems to be mined in the Challenge III year!  You will hear how the study of Latin, algebra, American history and Shakespeare are winsomely pursued, and how community day provides chances for each student to help and be helped as they stretch the learning muscles.   You’ll discover how community day conversations give students the chance to love their neighbors more naturally, as they practice sharing ideas together.

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