Join guest host Kelli Wilt as she chats with National Memory Master winner Lousana and her mother Renée Guichard. Discover the wonderful world of memory mastery and gain insights into Lousana's study techniques and her triumphs and challenges along the way. We hope this episode inspires your family to take on the challenge by shedding some light on the incredible abilities and aspirations of these exceptional students.
Have you ever wished someone would come alongside you and show you some ways to make homeschooling more fun? Ways you could intentionally encourage play with a purpose? This month on the Global Homeschool Minute, we welcome Lisa Bailey to the podcast. A homeschooling veteran, Lisa shares her excitement about Classical Conversations’ newest curriculum, Scribblers @Home, which will be released this spring. This relaxed, enjoyable, at home curriculum is designed by experienced parents with a desire to share what they wish they had known when they started out. Scribblers, packed with “recipes” for parents to enrich their homeschooling, will help you create a family culture of learning.
Whether you are new to homeschooling or already a seasoned Classical Conversations parent, come catch the excitement for this new curriculum!
Lisa Bailey is the host of Everyday Educator, a long-running Classical Conversations podcast, and is also the Lead Curriculum Developer for the Global Curriculum team of our publishing company, Classical Conversations MultiMedia (CCMM). Since joining the Classical Conversations family in 2004 as a Challenge B Director, Lisa has graduated two daughters out of the Challenge program and has served in various roles within the company. In this episode, Robert and Lisa discuss her homeschooling journey from why she first chose to homeschool to the importance of committing long-term to the homeschool process.
It’s the ultimate crossover episode . . . Delise and Ginny are joined by CC legend and host of the Everyday Educator podcast Lisa Bailey! Lisa recently became a grandmother, so in this conversation, she chats about parenting versus grandparenting. As a parent, she was often so focused on doing everything right that she missed out on opportunities to enjoy the small, simple moments of her children just growing up. But now, as she is blessed with the chance to relive those moments with her grandson, she can be more present and treasure every minute. Of course, with the much-anticipated release of Scribblers at Home: Recipes from Lifelong Learning, Lisa also talks about her involvement in creating this new Classical Conversations® resource and what it really means to play intentionally with our children. Finally, she shares some practical tips for setting boundaries as a parent and emphasizes the importance of asking our children questions instead of rushing in to give them the answers. As you listen, we hope Lisa’s wisdom and joy shines through this conversation and leaves you inspired and uplifted!
“The best part of community is_______.” How would you fill in that blank? (Is it the accountability? The comradery? The encouragement?). For many CC families, community is what keeps us moving forward! Listen in as long-time CC mommas Jennifer Courtney and Amanda Butler share insights on the value of community for students and families; their thoughts might surprise you; they will inspire you.
What’s the big deal about Practicum? What’s it all about? How will it help me and my family? If you’re wondering about Practicum, and trying to decide whether to go, and what you’ll find once you get there, this week’s podcast is for you! Join Lisa as she talks to Krystal Cano about the best reasons to attend Practicum this year; you’ll discover how first-time attenders and seasoned Practicum lovers alike will delight in the layered learning and the sweet community to be found.
Springtime brings flowers, birds, and …eagerness to be DONE with school! Are students in your family having a hard time staying focused? Listen in as Kathy Donegia joins Lisa to talk about how the partnership between student, parent, and community helps us all finish well. Kathy shares how her Challenge IV students find blessings in learning together in community and making memories through family discussions as well.
What’s the big deal about Rhetorical events? How important are they? How can I help my student do something I’ve never done?? If thoughts like this have ever crossed your mind, here is a podcast for you! Join host Lisa Bailey and guest Brittany Lewis for an enlightening look at CC’s Rhetorical events, from science fair to senior thesis. You’ll see just what your students are gaining as they practice the skills they’ve honed for years, and how those skills are lived out within a community of friends.
Community days are ending for the year….but that doesn’t mean the learning is done! Join veteran homeschool mom Denise McLain for some tips on how to keep the family learning together! Denise and Lisa share some ideas for learning some new things, practicing some “old” skills, and taking our families into the community as we learn to love our neighbors well.
Have you ever questioned the usefulness of our classical tools outside of academic pursuits? How, for instance, could they help a plumber, or a missionary, or an army captain? Answer: they prepare us for LIFE! Listen in as guests Angela and Emma Oxford share about the classical tools of learning and how they help us have conversations that lead to sharing Jesus, no matter where we are.
Guest host Delise Germond invites Lisa Bailey to share the Why, the What, and the What Next about CC’s newest resource, Scribblers At Home: Recipes from Lifelong Learners. Listen in and hear about the beginnings of Scribblers, the behind-the-scenes stories, and the features that will make learning together easy for families. Scribblers at Home is ready to be delivered to your door now, so visit classicalconversationsbooks.com and order your copy today.
Why did God give your children to you? What does He want you to tell them? Show them? Do alongside them? At Classical Conversations, we believe God trusts parents with their children! Charity Brown and her husband believe they’ve been called primarily to shepherd the hearts of their children toward God. Listen to hear just what things look like in their home…
What are your most memorable homeschooling moments? What do you want your children to remember about your home and the learning you do together? Join Lisa today as she talks to Chelly Barnard about the best ways to cultivate the memories we want to keep! Chelly provides an honest look back at what worked, what didn’t, and what she finally decided were the most important memories to make.
What’s “Protocol” all about? Is it just about good manners and fancy outings? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Listen as guest Sarah Davis breaks it down for us, sharing how Protocol is actually about honor, mercy, grace, and loving your neighbor. “It’s not about ‘putting on airs’, but about elevating the people you’re with!”
What do you wish you knew about Challenge B? About Challenge B students? About Mock Trial? This week’s guest offers a wealth of insight from a lifetime of experience! Join host Lisa Bailey as she talks to Stephanie Meter about how Mock Trial is actually the perfect capstone to the Challenge B year, synthesizing the skills of Challenge B in a way that transforms the students.
Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Why should I consider homeschooling?” The purpose we assign to education will often answer the question for us! But…are we practicing what we preach? How can we practically align our purposes with our daily routines, our lesson plans, even our assessments? Listen in as guest Julie Melendez and host Lisa Bailey offer honest testimony to what this can and does look like at home.
If you’re intrigued by the bits and pieces you’ve recently heard about Scribblers At Home: Recipes from Lifelong Learners, you will definitely want to listen to this episode! Amy Jones joins Lisa as they share how Scribblers sets families up to delight in learning together. All of us “want to do it right” when it comes to educating our kids; Scribblers gives us ideas and encouragement to create natural and winsome ways to learn together at home.
Do you know someone who is considering joining a Classical Conversations community? This episode of the Everyday Educator will answer so many “why” and “what” questions for potential families! Denise Moore shares the real reasons families get involved, and what the real benefits are to those who invest in a CC journey. Beyond that, Denise’s honest reflections remind us ALL of why we want to be involved, and how we are parents are benefiting!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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…