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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

EE: The Five Common Topics - Definition

10/22/2019
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Join host Lisa Bailey and guests Leslie Hubbard and Stephanie Meter for this Everyday Educator podcast exploring the tool of Definition. Discover just how “common” a topic definition truly IS, and how it can lead to deeper, richer explorations and conversations with your family. These ladies give great examples of how defining a term begins the learning process, and how the student actively participates in the learning when the right questions are posed. This first in a series on the Five...

Duration:00:39:16

EE: The Habit of Storytelling

10/15/2019
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Join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Kelli Wilt as they finish the series on the Five Core Habits by waxing eloquent on the Habit of Storytelling! Listen as they discuss the ways to encourage beginning storytelling, and how to coax reluctant story tellers to join the fun. These experienced moms will even help you see how storytelling sharpens skills your older kids will need to thrive and grow. You’ll gain some great insights, and pick up some tips you can use to make storytelling a more...

Duration:00:31:56

EE: The Habit of Expressing

10/9/2019
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Join host Lisa Bailey and guests Jennifer Courtney and Kelli Wilt as they consider the habit of Expressing. You’ll be encouraged to see expressing as worship, to celebrate expressing as communication of joy in learning, and to be brave in expressing your own thoughts about what you are learning. The testimony of these experienced moms will hearten you as you ponder all the ways children express their learning in their own time.

Duration:00:32:06

EE: The Habit of Memorizing

10/8/2019
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In the latest installment in “The Tools” series, join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Kelli Wilt as they discuss the habit of Memorizing. Everyday Educators will be encouraged to practice this tool with our littles without stressing out! The beauty of this habit is found in enjoying the time spent memorizing alongside our children, building a shared body of knowledge that we can take out and discuss at will in our families—and in our communities! In fact, one of the best things about...

Duration:00:35:07

CCMM Norms & Nobility Final Episode

9/24/2019
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In this final episode of our series, Marc Hays, Lisa Bailey, and Jennifer Courtney discuss the last parts of Chapter 8 and the Epilogue. They discuss how a classical, Christian education depends upon divine assistance for understanding and how it leads us to the person of Truth with a capital T. Together, they celebrate a deeper understanding of students as image-bearers and the truth that all of us will be changed through classical, Christian paideia—students and parents!

Duration:00:35:55

EE: The Habit of Attending

9/24/2019
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Join Jennifer Courtney, Kelli Wilt, and Lisa Bailey as they continue to discuss the value of Core Habits for our families. Today they will delve into the beauty of the habit of Attending! Learn how to cultivate this natural habit with your children of all ages, attending with joy to the world God has created and celebrating both God’s goodness and our relationships.

Duration:00:32:05

EE: The Habit of Naming

9/17/2019
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In this episode, join Lisa Bailey, Kelli Wilt and Jennifer Courtney as they discuss the core habit of naming. They will define naming and discuss how naming is a tool of learning for everyone from preschoolers to parents. Learn how naming allows us to communicate more and more complex ideas and truths to others so that we can truly be a community of learners. Get practical tips for how to foster this core habit at home. Learn how naming encourages conversations that allow us to wrestle with...

Duration:00:34:54

EE: All About Analogies For All of Us

9/5/2019
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Join Lisa Bailey and Marc Hays as they discuss analogies, curriculum development, frog dissection, and epic sonnets. Marc is the author of the new resource, Analogies For All of Us, which is being used in the Reasoning Strand of Challenge A this semester.

Duration:00:43:06

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 8 Part 3

8/21/2019
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Join thinkers and readers Jennifer Courtney....as they continue to discuss David Hick's Norms and Nobility, Chapter 8 Part 3. In section IV, they wrestle with the modern outcome of "values free education", one that Hicks declares to be both false and dangerous. Follow our lively bunch as they ponder the beauty and necessity of teaching responsibility along with information.

Duration:00:32:05

EE: Benefits of Foundations & Essentials

8/13/2019
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Have you ever pondered the benefits of Foundations and Essentials, both the obvious and the not-so-obvious? Join Foundations parent Marc Hays, parent and Director Jaime Hays, and former student/current Challenge Director Stephanie Meter as they discuss what makes these programs winners in the short AND long run!!

Duration:00:48:04

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 8 Part 2

8/6/2019
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Are classical education and Christian education opposed to one another? Join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley as they explore how Christianity actually fulfills the classical quest to unite knowledge and responsibility. They visit the age-old question “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Listen in as they compare Greek tragedy and sin. Learn how Christianity allowed optimism about education.

Duration:00:29:52

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 8 Part 1

7/30/2019
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In Chapter 8, David Hicks looks at “The Promise of Christian Paideia.” In this chapter, his discussion of classical education shifts from the ancient Greeks to the era of Christian education. In this episode, our panelists consider sections 1 and 2 in which Hicks outlines the problems of classical pagan education and looks at how Christ provides the answer to those problems.

Duration:00:35:57

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 7 Part 2

7/23/2019
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Why does anyone in a democracy need a classical education anyway? In this episode, Marc Hays, Lisa Bailey, and Jennifer Courtney finish up their discussion of Chapter 7. They consider four objectives of a classical education in a democracy and apply those ideas to our efforts to reclaim classical, Christian home education.

Duration:00:33:50

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 7 Part 1

7/16/2019
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In this episode, our panelists ask some really important questions about classical education. Is classical education elitist or is it for everyone? Is classical education a good form of education for a modern, technologically advanced society? Is classical education a good form of education for democracy? Listen in as they explore these questions and be inspired to give your children a royal education with plenty of truth, goodness, and beauty as they seek to become more like Christ.

Duration:00:30:08

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 6 Part 2

7/9/2019
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In this episode, Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley finish their discussion of Chapter 6. Join them as they think about how to educate both the heart and head of our children. Listen in as they consider how to resist modern notions of education. Be inspired to think about education as preparation for life instead of a strictly practical, utilitarian endeavor to prepare young adults for increasingly complex jobs.

Duration:00:36:21

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 6 Part 1

6/26/2019
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In this episode, we move away from the aims of classical education to the method of classical education. Panelists Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Marc Hays explore questions like “What is dialectic?” “What is the relationship between dialectic and conscience?” and “What can we learn from Socratic dialogue?”

Duration:00:31:14

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 5 Part 5

6/18/2019
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This podcast covers chapter 5, section 5 to the end of the chapter. In this episode, Lisa, Jennifer, and Marc ask and attempt to answer the questions: “Why did modern educators walk away from the classical education tradition?” and “What were the consequences of that decision?” They conclude by thinking about how we can teach science in a classical, normative way.

Duration:00:29:37

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 5 Part 4

5/28/2019
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Join your Norms and Nobility fellow-readers as they discuss the question of why the ancients seemed to mistrust scientific inquiry. We'll explore the idea that the ancients were wary of giving the "answers" science provided too much power; instead, they wanted ideology to first provide the unifying vision for discoveries and technology, so that students might be saved from "chaos" and moved to just courses of action. 20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through...

Duration:00:32:03

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 5 Part 3

5/21/2019
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Join your Norms & Nobility friends as they discuss part 3 of chapter 5! The crew explores the idea that mathematics bridges the gap between ancients' focus on the ideal types and the moderns' focus on the utility of harnessing nature for man's own ends. The ancients found that math could explain the immanent forms of matter (the "perfect forms" undergirding reality), and that helped them make peace with their observations of the "irrational" concrete universe. 20% off Norms & Nobility at ...

Duration:00:35:50

CCMM Norms & Nobility Chapter 5 Part 2

5/17/2019
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Join Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, Daniel Shirley, and Lisa Bailey as they discuss the results of modern science's emphasis on things that can be empirically measured in the material world while discounting and ignoring the immaterial world. 20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

Duration:00:29:41