For many families, Advent is full of traditions and memory-making opportunities; some of my favorite Christmas times involve reading aloud as a family. Reading aloud allows us to build family culture, to get to know the same characters, and to develop “inside jokes” and literary references that draw us together. Reading aloud is also just plain fun! This year’s Everyday Educator Advent series introduces listeners to some new friends from all across the country; listen this week as the Knotts from Connecticut share what they love to read together, and why reading as a family is so powerful. Your family may find a new read aloud to share tonight!
Excellence in our homeschooling is a worthy goal, but is that different from “mastery”? Can mastery actually be a limiting goal?? On this episode of the Everyday Educator, Lisa Bailey talks to Marc Hays, veteran homeschool dad, about what we gain when we pursue mastery and what we might miss. Perhaps what we need is a different definition of “mastery”…
What will your children remember about homeschooling in twenty years? The math problem sets? The Latin translations? The timeline?! We think not. Join Amanda Butler as she shares with host Lisa Bailey what she has learned about the really memorable moments of the homeschool journey. Discover ways to seek a spirit of joy in your home, and uncover the beauty of your child’s soul.
Do you sometimes feel that you have so much to cover as a home educator that you can’t afford to repeat anything? Join Lisa Bailey and her guest, Lanelle Lowe, as they talk about this common myth and how a thorough understanding of the classical model can reveal the value of repetition. We believe you’ll end up relishing the repeating for practical as well as relational reasons.
Have you ever bought into a myth because “everybody says so”? Lots of misguided folks believe that classical education is just for smart kids; or even that classical education makes kids smart. Join Lisa and her guest Chelly Barnard as they bust that myth wide open! Chelly will help you remember to consider both the purpose of education and the mission of CC; and you’ll discover the tools that might make you “smart” but will lead you and yours to realize the potential the Lord intended you to fulfill all along.