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Classical Conversations Podcast

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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EE: Five Canons of Rhetoric - Delivery

Just how important is the canon of Delivery?  What are the elements that will help us move an audience?  How can we help our students overcome a possible reluctance to present?  If you’ve wondered about these questions, or even if you just want to finish out the Five Canons podcast, join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Brittany Lewis as they talk about  sharpening the skills of Delivery with all our children.

33mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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WC S1, Ep26: Remembering the Heart of Homeschooling

Summer Refreshment: Remembering the Heart of homeschooling is an article written by Cara McLauchlan.  We hope you enjoy the audio! Or Read the Article here!

4mins

6 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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Classical Conversations' "Foundations Program" Part 1/3

Grades Kindergarten through sixth grade explained within the CC Curriculum

4 Dec 2015

Rank #3

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WC S3, Ep2: A Homeschool Parent’s Musings: What Is Christian Paideia and Why Does It Matter?

This article was written by Linda Tomkinson. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

19mins

16 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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WC S1, Ep32: Harness the Power of the Question

Harness the Power of the Question is an article written by Nathan Williams. We hope you enjoy the audio. You can read the article here.

6mins

20 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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CCMM: Tanglewood Tales & the Greek Myth

On this week's episode, host Caleb Skogen sits down with Stephanie Meter and Vixie Friedman to discuss CCMM's new product Tanglewood Tales (CC Edition). What is this new product from Classical Conversations Multi Media? Why are stories important? Why are the Greek myths necessary for our children and students? We hope you enjoy the episode!

26mins

15 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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Why Read Aloud to Your Children?

Join Jennifer Courtney and Lisa Bailey as they discuss the reasons for starting the valuable practice of reading aloud to your children. Also, get a brief glimpse of Old World Echoes, a hand-picked collection old classic tales of awe and wonder from around the world. Perfect for Cycle 2 read aloud time! Click here to purchase at the Classical Conversations Bookstore.

39mins

14 May 2019

Rank #7

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WC S1, Ep27: The Deep Connection of Reading

The Deep Connection of Reading is an article written by Cara McLauchlan.  We hope you enjoy the audio! Or Read the Article here!

9mins

8 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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EE: Setting and Refining Schedules

Join Jennifer Courtney, Lisa Bailey, and Jamie Hays as they discuss the valuable topic of the why and how of schedules, specifically what works and what does not.

36mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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CCMM: Norms & Nobility Chapter 1 Part 1

Join Jennifer Courtney, Marc Hays, and Daniel Shirley for a discussion of David Hicks’ Norms & Nobility. In this episode, the panelists tackle questions like “What is classical education? What is the purpose of education? and What is the theoretic life?” Get tips on reading and marking up your copy of the book as well as ways to apply these ideas in your own homeschool. 20% off Norms & Nobility at www.classicalconversationsbooks.com through May 31 when listeners use NORMSPOD20 at checkout.

38mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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WC S2, Ep52: From One Ill-equipped Leader to Another

From One Ill-equipped Leader to Another is an article written by Jen Greenholt. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

4mins

12 May 2017

Rank #11

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Book Club: Foundations Curriculum 5th Edition

You may have noticed in Practicum this summer and throughout the Foundations Curriculum, Fifth Edition, that we are placing a renewed focus on simplicity in the Foundations years. Leigh Bortins says in her introductory letter on page three that she has the same words of advice as she did twenty years ago… Enjoy these precious years with your young children. Delight in their continual discoveries of new truths about God’s world. Praise them for working hard to memorize and recite His truths. Join the Foundations Academic Team as they walk through some pages of the Foundations Curriculum, Fifth Edition and discuss enjoying the years, delighting in discoveries, and praising students.

48mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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L@L: The Liberal Arts (2012)

In this Leigh@Lunch episode, Leigh sits down with Andrew Kern to discuss the Liberal Arts. We hope you enjoy this audio!

54mins

7 Feb 2017

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WC S2, Ep53: Juggling in the Margins

Juggling in the Margins is an article written by Elizabeth Do. We hope you enjoy the article. You can also read the article here.

6mins

24 May 2017

Rank #14

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CCMM Session 1: Why Latin?

Matt Bianco, Heather Shirley, and Tobin Duby sit down to talk about the importance of studying latin.

20 Jan 2016

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EE: The Five Common Topics - Definition

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 Common Topics gives Everyday Educators encouragement and ideas on how to use the tool of Definition. Definitely DO try this at home!

39mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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L@L - James K.A. Smith

57mins

27 Apr 2018

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WC S3, Ep18: Can I Homeschool Mid-Year?

We hope you enjoy this wonderful article by April Foster as she answers some questions about starting homeschool that many parents have considered and asked about.

7mins

7 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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WC S2, Ep48: Discovering Your Child's Heartsong

Discovering Your Child's Heartsong is an article written by Cara McLauchlan. We hope you enjoy the article. You can read the article here.

5mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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L@L - The Classics & Latin with Dr. E. Christian Kopff

Be sure to tune into this wonderful episode! Matt Bianco interviews Dr. Kopff on the Classics and Latin. Dr. Kopff has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder since 1973. For about five of the last thirty years he has lived in Rome, Italy, teaching and studying. He is editor of a critical edition of the Greek text of Euripides' Bacchae (Teubner, 1982) and author of over 100 articles and reviews on scholarly, pedagogical and popular topics. He currently works with the Classics Department of the University of Urbino, Italy on ancient Greek lyric poetry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CU Committee on Research. His book, The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition is widely cited in the new Classical Education movement. Dr. Kopff is the founding faculty father of the CU-Boulder Honors Journal, which is the elite undergraduate publication for the university. He is winner of the Jacob Van Ek Mentor Award, the Faculty Essay Award of the CU Graduate School Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and two-time winner of the SOAR Award (Student Organization for Alumni Relations. To win this award twice is a very exceptional accomplishment).

58mins

9 Oct 2017

Rank #20