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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.

May 14, 2024

Join guest host Kelli Wilt as she welcomes and celebrates CC’s 2024 National Memory Master, Ewan Fisher.  Ewan and his mom, Kim, join Kelli and share their family’s story of life in CC, the pursuit of the Memory Master title, and how the family has been blessed by Ewan’s goal.  You’ll get plenty of inspiration to learn as a family as you listen.

May 7, 2024

If you’ve ever wondered about the “Plus” of CC Plus, this week’s episode of the Everyday Educator will answer your questions.  Listen in as Daniel Shirley, Undergraduate Program Manager for CC Plus, shares from experience the beauty and benefit of this fine program.  And, you might be as surprised as Lisa was to find that CC Plus isn’t just for Challenge students anymore!

Learn more about the Copper Lodge Library at copperlodgelibrary.com.

 

 

Apr 30, 2024

Guess what?  Scribblers At Home won the Illuminations Gold Award!  Maybe you haven’t heard much about Scribblers, or maybe you thought it wasn’t really for your family.  Listen in as Amy Jones helps us see that Scribblers isn’t just an “on ramp” for young homeschoolers, it’s an “ongoing ramp” for all of us!  You’ll be interested to hear how families of all ages are using this resource, and how your family might find it’s just what you’re looking for also.

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

 

Apr 23, 2024

Foundations parents, are you interested in knowing more about Memory Masters and National Memory Masters?  Listen in as Kelli Wilt and Elise DeYoung give Lisa all the information. You’ll find out more than how to, though…You will hear how these “competitions” are actually about celebrating students and families.  I think you’ll be inspired to see memorizing in a new way…

 

Make April 26 a Family Day at theater! #UnsungHeroMovie opens everywhere beginning April 26. From the creators of Jesus Revolution comes Unsung Hero. Tickets on sale now. Visit https://tickets.unsunghero.movie/

 

Apr 16, 2024

If you want all the information on Practicum 2024, listen to Part 2 of the conversation between Jill Philbrick and Lisa Bailey.  You’ll discover  how to discover God in math, how to model the skills of learning math for your kids, how to become part of the “greater conversation”, and how to redeem your own education in ways you might not imagine.  Exploring The Math Map in community will be an investment that pays dividends!

 

Learn more about the Copper Lodge Library at copperlodgelibrary.com.

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”!

Dec 26, 2023

The final installment of the Simplify Advent series shares some easy ways to serve as a family; listen in as Jamie Hays and Lisa reminisce about serving opportunities when they were children and as they give some inspired suggestions for serving as a family now.  How can your family bless others this Christmas?

Dec 19, 2023

Looking for some fresh ideas for celebrating in simply ways this Advent season?  Amy Jones and Lisa discuss how to explore together as a family, chasing your child’s curiosity and finding deeper meaning in the Christmas story.  You’ll gain some good ideas for family fun, and hear some personal memories from the Jones and Bailey families!

Dec 12, 2023

This week’s Simplify Advent podcast centers around reading together.  Listen as veteran homeschool dad and ardent reader Tim Knotts shares some great ideas for Advent family reading.  Tim and Lisa offer some great hows and whys of family reading, as well as some specific ideas on the what!

Dec 5, 2023

Families searching for ways to celebrate Advent without becoming crazy or crazy busy:  Everyday Educator has some suggestions!  Listen each Tuesday for ideas on using the Scribblers verbs of Pray, Play, Read, Explore, and Serve as encouragements to celebrate simply and celebrate together.  This episode features Kelli Wilt and Lisa sharing ideas on Playing Together as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Nov 28, 2023

Looking for some ways to simplify your Christmas celebrations this year?  Listen every Tuesday in December to Everyday Educator’s Simplify Advent podcasts; we’ll be discussing ways to deepen our celebration of Jesus’s birth as families.  You’ll hear some great ideas and enjoy some sweet fellowship and encouragement.  This week is about how praying together can lead us to profound celebration of God’s greatest gift.

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