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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 9, 2024

Why go to Practicum?  Will you really learn anything “practical”?  Listen as Lisa and Jill Philbrick answer this question and give you some enticing reasons to register for the 2024 Practicum.  You’ll be encouraged by Jill’s testimony and intrigued by our 2024 topic as well!

 

You’re invited to our 2024 National Events Weekend in sunny Southern Pines, North Carolina! Register at https://classicalconversationsfoundation.org/.

 

 

Apr 2, 2024

So, what does homeschooling look like when Community Days are done for the year?  Do you wonder what you should/could/will do?  Listen in as Amy Jones and Lisa talk about what God has for us as we move into a slower-paced season.  This episode offers encouragement for your heart and practical suggestions for your days! 

 

Classical Conversations® is constantly striving to build relationships with like-minded organizations to assist families in their homeschooling journey and in furthering our mission to know God and to make Him known. 

Visit https://classicalconversations.com/relationships/ for more information.

 

Mar 26, 2024

Have you struggled with end of the year assessments in the past, wondering what good they do and how to go about them?  Have you wondered what assessment and celebration have in common??  Listen in as Lisa and guest Jill Philbrick discuss the importance of celebration (It’s biblical!) and share some great ways to celebrate as a family and community all that the Lord has done in the year past.

 

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Mar 19, 2024

As we enter this season of finishing and ending (Faces of History, Mock Trial, Graduation!) your family is likely looking for ways to celebrate the accomplishments of the year.  This week, guest Kelli Wilt and host Lisa Bailey encourage you to celebrate “classically” as your festivities begin.  How can you nurture a spirit of joyful remembrance?  How might this season of celebration prepare you for heaven?? 

 

Learn more about the Copper Lodge Library at https://copperlodgelibrary.com/

 

 

Mar 12, 2024

You may have heard about The Math Map, but do you “get it”?  Do you know what’s so different, why you should use it, and how it could change math experiences for your family?  If you’d like to find these answers and more, listen to Leigh Bortins cast her vision for The Math Map on this week’s episode.  Included are personal stories, practical tips, and plenty of encouragement.

 

Are you looking to become a better “everyday educator”? Join other homeschool parents in your area at a 2024 Practicum event! https://ccpracticum.com/

Mar 5, 2024

For families living the last days of their homeschool journey, and families contemplating moving on before finishing that last challenge, this one’s for you!  Listen in as Brittany Lewis, long-time Challenge director and lover of students, shares how vital and beautiful that “last leg of the climb” can be.  You’ll hear insights on the benefits of Challenge IV and some details about the Senior Thesis as well.

 

·       CC parents, tutors, and Directors – are you looking to level up your skills in guiding and assessing your student’s learning at home or in community? Join this Spring semester’s Classical Learning Cohort! https://classicalconversations.com/cohort/

 

Feb 27, 2024

Some families love it, some worry about it…Mock Trial is always discussion worthy!  How can parents help their students make the most of the Mock Trial experience?  What can parents do to help?  Listen in as Stephanie Meter, long-time Mock Trial-lover and Challenge B tutor, outlines how students benefit from their participation, and how Mock Trial is very much the synthesis of Challenge B learning.  You will be inspired!

Feb 20, 2024

Are you looking for a good family movie that will encourage deep conversation with your family?  Sam Sorbo’s latest movie “Miracle in East Texas” will fit the bill!  A “tall tale based on an absolutely true story”, the movie is full of rich characters, wrestlings with truth, and a redeeming end. You’ll love hearing the behind the scenes reasons to love it, too.  Listen in, then go stream the movie with your family.

Download the free discussion guides now at https://www.sorbostudios.com/miracle-in-east-texas/downloads/homeschool-packet

 

Feb 13, 2024

“Children know, need, and love the truth”, so says film star, writer, and lecturer Sam Sorbo.  Listen in as Sam shares her reasons for “emancipating” her children from the modern education system.  In Part 1 of this 2-part podcast, Lisa and Sam discuss the whys and hows of homeschooling.  You’ll love hearing her heart for her family, and her heart for helping you love your family in the best ways!

 

Download the free discussion guides now at https://www.sorbostudios.com/miracle-in-east-texas/downloads/homeschool-packet

 

 

Feb 6, 2024

Homeschooling parents:  you homeschool to give your children a most excellent education, right?  But what does teaching children—your own and others—teach YOU?  Listen as guest Cynthia Knotts, veteran CC mom and tutor, shares the surprising benefits of tutoring on her family.  If you’ve ever considered becoming a tutor, Cynthia’s insights may just tip the scale.

The Copper Lodge Library series from Classical Conversations® preserves history's best stories for future generations. View the library on ClassicalConversationsBooks.com.

Jan 30, 2024

Have you started your Faces of History project yet?  Are you excited?  Worried?  Confused?  Listen in as today’s guest, Courtney Bradshaw, gives a great synopsis of this project.  You’ll discover the why, the how, and the what else of FOH and be encouraged while you make notes!

 

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Jan 23, 2024

Are the doldrums of January getting you down?  Jazz up January by instituting a “January Term” in your homeschool!  Listen in this week as Lisa and guest Amy Jones talk about the refreshment that comes when you take a week or two to learn something new together.  Full of super-practical suggestions, this episode is one of my favorites because it reminds us to be real about our struggles and to enjoy the journey we’re on.

Jan 16, 2024

Could it really be THAT easy?  Is the key to success…small habits?  Listen in this week as veteran homeschoolers Lisa Bailey and Kelli Wilt ponder the power of routine to activate productivity and achieve success.  What small habits can you begin now that will strengthen your family and position you all for a more peaceful life?

Jan 9, 2024

As we all prepare for the new semester, it is natural to look back on the fall and determine:  What didn’t go so well?  What should I change?  How can we “do better”?  These frank questions have value, but only alongside another assessment:  What went WELL?  How did we grow in non-academic ways?  Listen as guest Brittany Lewis shares some wonderful insights and encouragements!

Jan 2, 2024

The holidays—thrilling, frantic, moving, and full—have come and gone…and maybe they’ve left you strangely unmotivated to begin the school routine again.  What’s up with that, and how do we all keep going?  Listen in as Lisa and guest Jennifer Courtney acknowledge the January blahs AND offer insights to ease you into and through the transition back to your “real life”!

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