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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.

Jan 24, 2023

If you’re looking for a quick overview of the CC Challenge program, or if you’ve ever wondered which challenge is the BEST, this episode of the Everyday Educator has the information you’re looking for!  Listen as Tim Knotts, Heatherly Sylvia, and Karin Carpenter advocate for their favorite Challenge, giving us all insights into the fun parts, the stretching parts, and the family blessing of each of our Challenge levels.

Jan 17, 2023

Have you ever thought, “What’s the big deal about memorizing anyway?”  This episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast will shed some light on this question!  Listen in as Kelli Wilt and Olivia Walsh share how memory is something to be celebrated by all of us; they’ll also give us the details of what a Memory Master is, what a NATIONAL Memory Master is, and what blessings families can find from pursuing each!  Bonus:  hot-off-the-press details on how to get involved in the 2023 National Memory Master Competition!

Jan 10, 2023

Here in the winter months, after the fun of the holidays, the homeschool days can seem looooong.  It is easy to forget that we are not alone on this journey!  We all have a CC story to share, and hearing about someone else’s journey feeds our community mindset.  Listen in this week as international homeschoolers (and Country Coordinators) Koreen Mazurek and Dawna Ferguson share how running toward something instead of away from something makes homeschooling a richer experience—wherever you are!

Jan 3, 2023

New Years, for most of us, means new beginnings. Whether it's a new goal or recommitment to a habit we're already cultivating, New Years acts as a marker for us to turn over a new leaf. This week Lisa is joined by Kelli Wilt to discuss what it means to "raise adults," and explore what it looks like beginning with the end in mind.

Dec 27, 2022

Please enjoy this special holiday re-run of one of our most downloaded episodes. 

One of the more profound lessons “from down the road” may well be that there is more to homeschooling than academic pursuits.  Join veteran homeschool moms Shelly Stockton and Lisa Bailey as they discuss building character, spiritual habits, relational maturity, and practical life skills while living and learning at home with their girls.  Discover how a classical education lived out in community (both home and CC) provides the environment for learning the biggest lessons of life.

Dec 20, 2022

In this final Advent episode, join Lisa as she considers how God spoke all the love languages as He become Emmanuel.  Consider with your family how God incarnate has come to you—and how you might live Him before your neighbors this Christmas! 

Dec 13, 2022

In this third Advent devotional, host Lisa Bailey encourages us to consider that joy is a choice.  What allows us to choose joy when life’s circumstances dictate otherwise?  How can we express joy amid burdens?  Mary had the answer; listen in and be blessed.  This would be a great family listen…

Dec 6, 2022

Join Lisa for this second Advent episode, calling us to embrace the Peace of Christmas.  Take a break (even with your family) to think about how becoming an ambassador of peace fulfills our mission to know God and to make Him known!

 

Nov 29, 2022

Join us all month for this series of Advent thoughts, perfect for provoking thoughts that turn our Christmas preparations to Jesus.  In this first episode, discover an interesting connection between forest fires, birds, and the hope of Christmas.

Nov 22, 2022

Families, if you’re looking for a way to pass the time “on the way to Grandmother’s house” this year, give a listen to this Thanksgiving episode of The Everyday Educator!  You’ll enjoy poems, Scripture, a few jokes, and the audio version of an oldie but goodie:  “The Truth About Thanksgiving”. It’s our family’s gift to yours!

Nov 8, 2022

Join host Lisa Bailey this week and discover how the seeds of classical Christian education are blooming all over the world!  Guests Koreen Mazurek and Dawna Ferguson share how families in Chile and Canada are “knowing God and making Him known” through their participation in CC programs in their homelands.  Their powerful testimonies will bless you; their prayer requests will inspire you.  We are drawn together by our mission and our method; just listen!

Nov 1, 2022

What comes to mind when you ponder “family learning?”  Most of us wonder what we should be learning and how to make learning all together doable.  Maybe the most important question, though, is why is learning together so pivotal?  On this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast, Tim Knotts helps us answer all the questions, and it begins with ….conversations!  Listen in and find out how the 5 Canons of Rhetoric really do help you have the conversations that make learning family-style a joy and a blessing.

Oct 18, 2022

Building an atmosphere of learning sounds great, but how do you do it?  What makes it easier for a family to learn together, especially if the kids are different ages?  Everyday Educator has some answers for you!  Listen in as Olivia Walsh and Lisa Bailey offer some simple steps and easy ideas for learning all together, using the 5 Core Habits you’ve heard so much about!

Apr 28, 2020

Marc Hays and Timothy Knotts discuss homeschooling from a dad’s perspective about why is music important, how they incorporate music in their homes, and how the unified diversity of music itself provides for the differences between family practices and children’s gifts and desires. Timothy currently serves as the president of The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers in Connecticut and as an area representative for Classical Conversations.

Jan 23, 2019

Do you want to incorporate fine arts into your home education but don't know how? Join veteran home educators Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Jamie Hays as they discuss painting, poetry, music, dance, sports, and even home economics. Gather some fresh ideas for enjoying these arts with your family.

Jan 9, 2019

In this series, we are discussing the book The Core by Leigh Bortins a chapter at a time. This episode features on the three big ideas you need to know as you learn to love math and as you teach math to your children. 

Jan 8, 2019

Listen in on this discussion of science for students ages 4-12. Learn how to inspire wonder in your children and how to teach them to use their five senses while observing God's world. Science helps us to know God through His world. As we marvel at the beauty and order, we will worship Him.

Jul 12, 2018

Why do students study short stories in Challenge B? And why is “The Necklace” a story that is enjoyed on so many different levels by students and adults? This tale, with its surprise ending, opens our eyes to the importance of how the desires of our heart can change the course of our life in an inkling. How can a character be so self-absorbed in her own beauty and worldly desires yet rise to play the part of a hero? Listen as we discuss this timeless story.

Feb 16, 2018

Have you considered the 5 Common Topics and its relationship to the universe around us? We hope you enjoy this audio from Challenge I Tutor David Bailey.

Sep 19, 2017

Please join members of our Parent Education Team as they discuss the Prologue of David Hicks fascinating Treaty of Education, Norms and Nobility. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Jun 3, 2017

Still wondering how to inspire your children and students through Math? Join Jennifer Courtney, Amanda Butler, and Marc Hays as they talk about the beauty of Math sharing stories and experiences in order to encourage you in your homeschooling journey.

Jan 6, 2017

This L@L episode is from 2011 where Matt interviews author Nancy Pearcey. We hope you enjoy the audio!

Jan 19, 2016

"Beefing Up the Sixth Grade" is an article written by Courtney Sanford. Enjoy the audio of this delightful article to encourage you and your homeschooling journey! Or Read the Article here!

Dec 30, 2015

Leigh Bortins explains grades Seven through Twelve in depth.

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