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EP #51: Unschool to ClassiCOOL (with Amanda Gauthier-Parker!)

4/12/2019
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Our guest on the show is Amanda Gauthier-Parker. Amanda is as a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a homeschooler. Her journey from John Holt unschooling to Charlotte Mason and classical education has taken its twists and turns, while always chasing truth, goodness and beauty, and the path God has set before her. This spring she will graduate her first of five children, and will have 15 more years of homeschooling ahead in which to keep learning and growing. She posts on Instagram as...

Duration:00:49:27

EP 50: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action (with Abby Wahl!)

3/29/2019
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This episode is a fantastic conversation we had with Abby Wahl in which we jump off of Neil Postman’s thoughts on the need to not just take in information, but also take action, and apply this to the reading and thinking we do in our scholé time. Who's Abby? We're glad you asked! Abby Wahl is not only a friend of ours, she’s also one of the hosts on the Sistership. Abby is a country living farmer/rancher, a loving wife and mom of five who homeschools … and reads whenever she...

Duration:00:39:59

EP 49: The Sisters on Sayers — Not the Podcast You Expected

3/15/2019
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This is the first of two episodes in which the Sisters say things about Dorothy Sayers -- specifically, they say things about her famous essay, The Lost Tools of Learning. What sort of things, you ask? Today, we're talking good stuff: the good, the true, the beautiful. Join us! *** This episode is sponsored by the Sistership. Have you joined the Sistership yet? On our new-and-improved Sistership platform we not only have meaty and humorous conversation, we also provide a safe and private...

Duration:00:58:10

EP 48: Someone Stole My Socrates!

3/1/2019
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This episode, Brandy and Mystie discuss the Socratic Method. Is it really classical? Is it progressive? Does it have anything to do with Socrates? Has Socrates been kidnapped and, if so, it is right to hunt him down and steal him back?? *** This episode is sponsored by the Scholé Sisters newsletter! I know what you’re thinking: why in the world is our newsletter sponsoring our own podcast episode? Well, it’s because we want you on our newsletter email list! We’ve got some pretty exciting...

Duration:00:45:31

EP 47: Rightly Dividing (with Karen Glass!!)

2/15/2019
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Mystie and Brandy are glad to have Karen Glass back on the show to help us kick off Season 8. Karen is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition and Know and Tell: The Art of Narration and a member of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, mostly grown and married, who were homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end. Karen has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education for over twenty...

Duration:00:55:57

EP 46: What the Dickens?

12/7/2018
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Today’s episode features a discussion of Charles Dickens’ famous story A Christmas Carol, which is Brandy's FAVORITE Christmas story. Naturally, Mystie and Pam tried to ruin it for her, but she was undaunted, and thinks you will be, too. *** This episode is sponsored by Mystie’s Brain Dump Guide. Do you have a lot to do and too much to keep track of? Of course you do! Mystie’s all new Brain Dump Guide will help you take the cluttered jumble inside your head and straighten it out so you can...

Duration:04:36:46

EP 45: Need Scholé? Just Add Joy!

11/16/2018
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If you have ever smelled smoke at your house and wondered if you were starting to burn out at this homeschooling thing, this episode is for you. Brandy was tempted to burnout early this year and so she and Mystie chatted about homeschooling, minimalism, and why sometimes adding something is a better approach that cutting back even more. *** This episode is sponsored by Start Here, the definitive starting place for studying Charlotte Mason. When Charlotte Mason was trying to distill her...

Duration:00:58:48

EP 44: Prioritizing Words (with Angelina Stanford!)

11/2/2018
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Our guest today is Angelina Stanford! Angelina Stanford has a Master's degree in English literature and has been teaching, writing, speaking, and training teachers for over 20 years. She is the co-star of the popular Close Reads podcast, as well as the new Shakespeare podcast, The Play's the Thing. You can find Angelina at her website where she teaches class for middle school, high school, and adults. And look for her upcoming book, How to Understand Every Story: From Greek Gods to...

Duration:00:52:49

EP 43: Forgotten Classics (with Martin Cothran!)

10/19/2018
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In this episode, Mystie and Brandy talk with Martin Cothran from Memoria Press. Martin is known for (among other things) his knowledge of forgotten classics – really good books almost no one remembers. It was our pleasure to discuss with Martin the nature of these books and how to find them. *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. (This is where you get the booklist download!) Don't forget to find us on Facebook! Click here to follow us on Instagram! And did you know...

Duration:00:54:37

EP 42: Carpe Librum (Seize the Booklist)

9/21/2018
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If you were bummed that you were unable to attend the Scholé Sisters session at GHC in Cincinatti, and then extra disappointed we were unable to offer you a recording … this is for YOU! Brandy, Mystie, and Pam have redone the whole thing, and you can even get a download of the document handout with all the important details! *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. (This is where you get the booklist download!) Don't forget to find us on Facebook! Click here to follow us...

Duration:01:00:47

EP 41: Living Books Are Books for Life

9/7/2018
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In this episode, Brandy, Mystie, and Pam kick off Season 7 of Scholé Sisters with a discussion about living books. What are they, what is their significance, and how can you identify them? This is a totally fun discussion about reading -- and how picky should we be anyway? -- that you don't want to miss! *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. Click here to register for the Learning Well Online Local Retreat (with Cindy Rollins) Click here for more information on...

Duration:00:53:29

EP 40: Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part II -- with Cindy Rollins!)

8/7/2018
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In this special bonus summer season episode, the Scholé Sisters meet up with Cindy Rollins for a special, 2-part podcast. Catch the first part over on The Mason Jar podcast, and then come back here for Part II. In Part I, we discussed Charlotte Mason's views on self-education and how that applies to moms. In Part II, we take it all a step further with discussion of why reading is important, where hobbies fit in, and MORE! *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. Click...

Duration:00:47:48

EP 39: Plan an Amazing Local Retreat (with Brittany Lindvall)

7/20/2018
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Welcome to our special 2-episode summer season of Scholé Sisters!! (Try saying that three times fast!) Today, we're chatting with Brittany Lindvall, leader of one of our Scholé Sisters Local Retreats last year. She'll tell you what worked, what didn't, and why she's doing it again this year. We hope this gets your creative juices flowing as you start to plan your own retreat for your own local Sisters. *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. Click here to register for...

Duration:00:26:55

EP 38: An Education by Any Other Name...

5/25/2018
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In today’s episode, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy discuss the power of educational metaphors – are we using the right images to picture our homeschools? Metaphors aren't absolute -- it's what we mean by them and how we apply them that matters. Join the Scholé Sisters as they hash out metaphors and discuss what makes a good one worth using. *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. *** This episode is sponsored by In Memoriam. After Charlotte Mason died in 1923, the PNEU held a...

Duration:01:04:57

EP 37: Livin' La Vida Latin

5/11/2018
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Brandy is talking at length about Latin today with Angela Reed. Angela is a homeschooling mother of 5 in the Sunshine State of Florida. A former classroom teacher, degreed in Classics and Latin and persuaded by Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy, she channels these enthusiasms onto Instagram: building community with friends @charlottemasonirl, researching how Latin fits within a CM paradigm @thecmlatinproject, and documenting family life, homeschooling, and the day-to-day...

Duration:01:03:40

EP 36: Is Scholé for Everyone?

4/27/2018
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In today’s episode, Brandy, Pam, and Mystie raise the question of whether scholé is for everyone. Or is it just for the bookish and more academic? They had to begin by defining scholé, of course. This episode is about scholé in real life with our kids and FOR our kids. How do we help them "do scholé"? There are some big questions discussed this time! *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. *** This episode is sponsored by Teaching Reading with Bob Books. Teaching...

Duration:01:28:10

EP 35: Twaddlicious!

4/13/2018
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On today's episode, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy have a rousing discussion on the subject of twaddle. What is it? What isn’t it? Is it ever acceptable? Some of us have unconventional opinions on this subject. *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. *** This episode is sponsored by Plan Your Year. Plan Your Year is the homeschool planner that shows you how. It walks you step-by-step through creating a homeschool plan unique to your home, your kids, your family. There are over...

Duration:01:05:16

EP 34: Bling Your Pre-Reading with a Notebook Makeover (with Celeste Cruz)

3/27/2018
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Our guest today is Celeste Cruz. Celeste is the Catholic homeschooling mother of nine children ages 11 and under, blogger at Joyous Lessons, and one of the hostesses of CharlotteMasonIRL on Instagram. In this episode, Pam, Brandy, and Celeste have an in-depth conversation about transforming the chore of pre-reading for our children’s lessons into a beautiful scholé experience for Mom. They cover the technical aspects of notebooking, letting go of perfectionism, and MORE! *** Click here to...

Duration:01:14:09

EP 33: Narration: The Act of Knowing (with Karen Glass!)

3/9/2018
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Brandy is pleased to have Karen Glass back on the show today. Karen is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, she’s the brain behind Mind to Mind, an abridgment of Charlotte Mason’s sixth volume, and her third book, Know and Tell: The Art of Narration just debuted last month. Karen Glass is part of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, mostly grown and married, who were homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end....

Duration:00:49:08

EP 32: Paideia Is All Greek to Me

2/23/2018
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In today’s episode, Mystie Winckler and Brandy Vencel discuss Werner Jaeger’s introduction to his three-volume series, what Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture, Jaeger's definition of education, what culture is, why Christians are resistant to honoring the Greeks, and much more. Download to listen, subscribe and be a Sister! *** Click here to get the show notes for today's episode. *** This episode is sponsored by The Afterthinker’s Guide to Charlotte Mason’s Home Education....

Duration:00:46:34