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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.

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.

Dec 30, 2015

The first stage of Classical education, Grammar. Learning begins with knowledge and knowledge begins with grammar. Join Leigh as she explains the relationship between knowledge and grammar.

Dec 30, 2015

 The second stage of Classical education, Dialectic.

Dec 30, 2015

Leigh Bortins explains the differences between modern thought and Classical Christian thought.

Dec 15, 2015

Enjoy some of Classical Conversations' most popular articles now available in audio. 
As Christians, should we not delight in people more than we do? Christmas time is a perfect opportunity to practice loving people as we ought.This article was written by Matt Bianco. Read the article here!

Dec 14, 2015

Enjoy some of Classical Conversations' most popular articles now available in audio. This article was written by Matt Bianco. Read the article here! 

Dec 7, 2015

Fourth through Sixth graders, diving into the grammar of the english language. 

Dec 4, 2015

Grades Kindergarten through sixth grade explained within the CC Curriculum

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