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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.

Jun 21, 2022

In this second episode of the Summer Book Club series on The Peacemaker, Lisa Bailey, Kristi Dye, and Kelli Wilt share some transparent testimony about their own parts in conflicts within families and communities.  Join these ladies as they discuss chapters 4 and 5, exploring how “getting the log out of our own eyes” first makes dealing with conflict a stewardship of God’s peace.

Jun 14, 2022

Are you a peace faker?  Peace breaker? Peacemaker?  In a world full of turmoil and conflict on every hand, we are called by God to be peacemakers.  How can we become people who view conflicts as opportunities, not accidents?  The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande offers us some keen insights on these questions.  This summer, join the EE Book Club as we read and discuss this book, wrestling with the big ideas and discussing how we can be stewards of peace.  This week, Stephanie Meter and Heatherly Sylvia join Lisa as we kick off this new series.

Jun 7, 2022

What’s the big deal about Practicum?  Find out this week on the Everyday Educator Podcast as host Lisa Bailey and guest Jill Philbrick explore what Practicum is, who should come, what attendees should expect, and how to get the most out of Practicum.  You’ll be inspired, encouraged, and equipped—just by listening!

Jun 1, 2022

How can we celebrate fathers this season?  By recognizing that dads are Lead Learners, too!  If you are wondering how to make that true in your home, listen in as Tim Knotts gives some pointers and shares some wisdom from his own journey as a homeschool dad.  You’ll glean practical ideas on how to learn alongside your children at every age, and find encouragement for “team teaching” with your spouse!

May 24, 2022

What in the world is a “Scribbler”?  And, why is Scribblers curriculum a very good place to start as you begin a homeschool journey?  Listen in as Lisa Bailey and Amy Jones introduce this brand new resource; you’ll be encouraged to think about what truly provides a firm foundation for your children’s education:  presence, play, and permission to grow and explore together! 

May 17, 2022

Join Shelly Stockton and special guests Debra Switzer, Jenn Martin, and Barby Hobcroft for part five of the series Twenty-five Reasons to Homeschool Classically. Listen in on this final episode as these homeschool veterans discuss the hard work of homeschooling, subject integration, and falling in love with learning.

May 3, 2022

Families who are considering Challenge programs for the first time or for another year, I have a game-changer for you!  On this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast, veteran Challenge director Heatherly Sylvia offers us her “7 things parents need to know/do” to make the most of the challenge years.  Guys, this is what you REALLY need to know!  Listen and glean insight into what the Challenge program is designed to be:  a blessing for students, families, and communities.

Apr 27, 2022

Families, are you up for a Challenge?  Many parents and students wrestle with the idea of homeschooling through high school, wondering if they are up to it, wondering if it is a good fit for their family, wondering if the Challenge years really prepare students for the world to come.  Join Lisa Bailey and Heatherly Sylvia for a rousing discussion of CC’s Challenge program; these seasoned moms and Challenge tutors offer a view of Challenge that will truly expand your understanding!

Apr 19, 2022

What in the world is “Protocol”?  Is it really worth all the time and money?  In this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast, guest Sonya Lindsey invites us to see Protocol as a way to love our neighbor well—whoever he might be, and wherever we might encounter him.  Seeing Protocol events as more than good manners prepares families for the true benefit:  being prepared to serve God, no matter where we are.  Tune in for details on what, when and how; stay for so much more!

Apr 12, 2022

How does your family celebrate the Holy season of Easter?  Are you looking for some fresh ways to approach the reality of Easter with your children?  Listen in as host Lisa Bailey and her husband, David, talk about connecting with the heart of the Father as you and your family find ways to share the hope of Easter with your community. 

Apr 5, 2022

Join Shelly Stockton and guests as they discuss 5 more benefits of classical education. Shelly interviews four International homeschooling moms and leaders from Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom and Chile as they reflect on the role of character, the power of questions, and the value of consistent relationships in home-education. 

Mar 29, 2022
The Challenge program is designed to keep students stretching and growing as thinkers…but when springtime comes, finishing the semester strong seems like the greatest challenge of all! Join Lisa and guest Chelly Barnard for some practical tips and some gentle reminders of how to strengthen the skills of learning that will build not just a great transcript, but a model for living well.
Mar 22, 2022
Once your Foundations community stops meeting, is all the fun gone from family learning??  How can families keep the learning going after Foundations is finished for the year?  Join Lisa Bailey as she picks the brain of Jennifer Courtney, discovering lots of practical ideas on what to do and how to do it as we continue learning as a family all spring long. 
Mar 15, 2022

Join Shelly Stockton as she talks with International CC moms to reflect on the relationships between classical education and virtue, parents as educators, and foundational knowledge. 

Mar 8, 2022
As we head into the final weeks of our CC year, our minds turn to celebrating the past year together.  “What’s the purpose of celebrating?”, Courtney Bradshaw was asked.  Join Lisa Bailey as she picks the brain of our Foundations/Essentials Academic Advisor, and discover not only why we celebrate, but what, who, how, and when to celebrate!  Director, tutors, and parents:  you will be inspired and refreshed!
Mar 1, 2022

What’s so great about “outside”?  Listen in as Lisa Bailey and Amy Jones answer that question, offering lots of practical suggestions for celebrating God’s creation as we learn together.  It’s not complicated!   Discover how to enjoy time outside with the whole family, no matter the season, no matter the weather, no matter the neighborhood.  So.  Many.  Ideas!!

Feb 22, 2022

For many homeschooling families, testing is at best a “necessary evil”; but, what if we thought of it as a tool of diagnostic assessment, a means of determining how to proceed next?  What if testing gave us more to talk about, presented us with encouragement to try things a different way, or provided us with insights about skills that need more practice?  Join Alec Bianco and Kimberly Farley of Classic Learning Testing as they share the best reasons to test and acquaint us with some testing options that will resonate with classical, Christian homeschoolers.  Special discount code for CLT tests offered!

Feb 15, 2022
If you have experienced the blessings of community, how do you then share those blessings with others?  Listen in as Heather Mangum articulates what is lovely about CC community; then be inspired as she gives insights on how to become a CC ambassador, inviting others into community.  Truth:  We share what we love; think about what you love about CC, and commit to sharing it with someone else!
Feb 8, 2022
If you’ve been wondering how to survive the Science Fair, this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast is for you!  Join host Lisa Bailey and guest Veronica Boulden as they talk about how to thrive during this project, discovering how to choose a topic, work together successfully, and appreciate the skills that research and presentation grow. 
Feb 1, 2022
Join Shelly Stockton and special mother/daughter guests Lisa Bailey and Stephanie Meter, Susannah and Emma Cox, and Shelly's daughter Kaitlyn Foster. Part 2 covers five more benefits of Classical, Christian education by discussing themes of freedom, the trivium, and life-long learning.
Jan 25, 2022

What’s the big deal about National Memory Master?  Why might someone want to participate?  What will our family gain from participation?  How do we even get started??  Answers to these and all your other questions are uncovered on this episode of the Everyday Educator podcast.  Guests Olivia Walsh and Kelli Wilt give listeners all the intel on this “next level Memory Master” quest, and help families see this commemoration of Foundations as a commencing of the Challenge years. 

Jan 18, 2022

If you are looking for ways to bring life to your family devotions, have we got a podcast for you!  Join Lisa Bailey and guest Kelli Wilt as they talk about how to use the Five Core Habits to re-energize your devotion time while exploring God’s word and building deeper relationships with your children.  Kelli offers some great examples for us as we seek to Know God, and Lisa encourages families to take our devotion into the community, leading others to Make Him Known.

Jan 11, 2022

Here comes January; are you ready??  Homeschooling in the wintertime can be a challenge, especially after the busy fun of the holidays.  What’s a parent to do when no one seems motivated to “work the plan” anymore?  Join Lisa Bailey as she offers a new idea from a surprising source!

Dec 28, 2021

Join Shelly Stockton and special guests, Chelly Barnard, Kathy Donegia, and Rebecca Seo in a new series Twenty-five Reasons to Homeschool Classically. Listen in on Part 1 as these homeschool veterans discuss general principles, best practices, and lessons learned during their homeschool journeys. 

Dec 21, 2021

Why read aloud with your family, especially if your children are older?  Listen in this week as Heatherly Sylvia shares three solid benefits of reading aloud as a family, and offers some tips for what makes a book or story a great read aloud choice.  As an Advent choice, you can hardly miss with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; if you’ve never read it, or if it’s been a long time, you’ll want to pick up a copy to share with your family this season.  You’ll be blessed as you listen to Heatherly’s insights, and moved to experience the Christmas story like someone who is hearing it for the first time.

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