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CiRCE Institute Podcast Network

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Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers.The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time. Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh.Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education.As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with Matt Bianco, and A Perpetual Feast with Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan.

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The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers.The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time. Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh.Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education.As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with Matt Bianco, and A Perpetual Feast with Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan.

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267 Ratings
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Soul-enriching

By fullflock - Dec 15 2017
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These podcasts enrich my soul and are vital nourishment for this mom of many! Thank you, Circe!

Close reads is the best!

By great8mom - Nov 15 2017
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I look forward to every episode. It’s my schole’.

iTunes Ratings

267 Ratings
Average Ratings
243
16
3
1
4

Soul-enriching

By fullflock - Dec 15 2017
Read more
These podcasts enrich my soul and are vital nourishment for this mom of many! Thank you, Circe!

Close reads is the best!

By great8mom - Nov 15 2017
Read more
I look forward to every episode. It’s my schole’.
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CiRCE Institute Podcast Network

Updated 6 days ago

Rank #168 in Courses category

Read more

The CiRCE Institute Podcast Network is made up four regular shows: FORMA, featuring interviews and conversations with educators, writers, and thinkers.The Mason Jar featuring Cindy Rollins, all Charlotte Mason all the time. Close Reads, a book club podcast, featuring Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh.Ask Andrew, in which Andrew Kern answers listener questions about Christian classical education.As well as various seasonal shows like The Commons with Brian Phillips, The Divided Line with Matt Bianco, and A Perpetual Feast with Andrew Kern and Wes Callihan.

Rank #1: The Commons #18: Further Thoughts on Building Sturdy Children (with Keith McCurdy)

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In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips chats with Dr. Keith McCurdy (M.A., Ed.S.) of Total Life Counseling, about raising sturdy kids. Topics include why parents are so interested in this topic, why struggle is good for children, advice for parent/teacher relationships, the value of academic struggle, growing sturdy children in the homeschool, children and technology, and more. 

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This episode is brought to you by our good friends at New College Franklin. Set up a campus visit now!

Aug 01 2017
56 mins
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Rank #2: Forma: Susan Wise Bauer on "Rethinking School"

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education. 

In this episode Andrew Kern chats with Susan Wise Bauer (author of The Well Trained Mind) about her new book, Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education, which is due out in January from Norton. 

Topics include the way we do school today and why it doesn't work, how parents are looking for ways to adapt, what to do for kids for whom there is no place in the current system, and much more. 

Dec 19 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #3: Why Poetry Is the Most Important Thing You Can Teach Other Than Scripture | The Mason Jar

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about the essential nature of poetry and why it's the most important part of any child's education other than Scripture. They discuss the best anthologies to keep in your home's library, how to use those anthologies, how poetry can change the lives of our students, and more.


Anthologies mentioned: 

  • The Oxford Book of English Verse, edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • The Classic Hundred Poems, edited by William Harmon
  • The Harp and Laurel Wreath,edited by Laura Berquist


Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!


If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.

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Aug 01 2018
36 mins
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Rank #4: Quiddity #73: Andrew Pudewa on Memorization

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Join David Kern and guest Andrew Pudewa, of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, for a conversation about the importance of memorization -  and how to be a good memorizer. 

Topics include: 

  • The habits of good memorizers
  • The new science of memory
  • Tips and advice for memorization with young kids
  • and much more. 

As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

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This episode is brought to you by our good friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Learn more about their powerful writing, speaking, and thinking tools at iew.com. 

Jun 29 2017
41 mins
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Rank #5: The Mason Jar #25: A Morning Time Immersion

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, we're bringing Cindy's Morning Time immersion talk that she presented at the 2017 CiRCE conference, held in July in Austin, Texas. 

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This episode is brought to you by Morningtide to Eventide, purveyors of planners and calendars designed specifically for homeschoolers. 

It's also brought to you by our good friends at New College Franklin. Set up a campus visit now!

Aug 17 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #6: Alan Noble on our distracted age and his new book "Disruptive Witness" (FORMA)

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education and the arts.

In this episode, David chats with Alan Noble, author of Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. Conversation touches on Alan's experiences in the homeschooling world, the reasons he wrote the book, the challenges of teaching and raising kids in an age like ours, and much, much more.

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This episode is brought to you by our good friends at New College Franklin, a four year Christian Liberal Arts college in Franklin, TN that is dedicated to excellent academics and discipling relationships among students and faculty.

Jul 16 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #7: Wendell Berry and Higher Education with Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro | FORMA

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education and the arts.

In this episode, David chats with Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, authors of the book, Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place. Discussion touches on why Berry is so widely loved among people of so many persuasions and walks of life, his cynicism about modern higher education, the future of higher education in America, what a Wendell Berry College might look like, and more.

Aug 17 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #8: The Mason Jar #27: Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy chats with Lesli Richards of The Homegrown Preschooler, a company dedicated to providing books, curriculum and educational tools for young learners. Topics include new brain research on young kids, teaching math and reading, and much, much more. 

Learn more at thehomegrownpreschooler.com

As always, press the arrow above to listen or subscribe to the CiRCE Institute Podcast Network via iTunes here or on Stitcher here. 

Sep 30 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #9: The Mason Jar Q&A: April 2018 (The Rapid-Fire Edition)

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include poems for little boys to memorize, favorite journals and art supplies, great baseball books, getting started with Shakespeare, moving from narration to writing more intentionally, homeschooling while pregnant, combining kids in Ambleside online, and how to determine which of the many amazing ideas out there are best for your situation and family.

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

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Resources Mentioned: 


  • 101 Famous Poems by Roy J. Cook
  • Barrel Pencils
  • Prismacolor Watercolors
  • Prima Watercolors
  • Greenleaf Press sketchbook/journal
  • The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams
  • Childhood of Famous Americans series
  • The Brothers K by David James Duncan
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream
  • The Tempest
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
  • The Tempest by Marianna Mayer
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • LTW
  • Know and Tell by Karen Glass
  • Ambleside spine books: This Country of Ours, Island Story, English Literature for Boys and Girls
Apr 19 2018
52 mins
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Rank #10: Where Should I Start If I Want to Get a Classical Education As an Adult? | Ask Andrew

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. 

Back after a summer hiatus, in this episode Andrew discusses some ideas for acquiring the classical education you didn't receive as a young person.

Sep 12 2018
23 mins
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Rank #11: Ask Andrew: How Do I Assess a Skill?

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. 



In this episode, Andrew continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing ideas - a more abstract and difficult part of teaching well.

May 23 2018
21 mins
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Rank #12: FORMA: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco on How to Choose a Book

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education. 


In this episode, Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco chat some more about how to choose what books to read. Topics include how to choose books for yourself, how to choose books for your children, and how to recommend books to others.

Mar 23 2018
1 hour
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Rank #13: FORMA: Jeffrey Overstreet on Madeleine L'Engle

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Welcome to FORMA, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and leaders who are carefully contemplating the intersection of classical thought and contemporary culture.

In this episode David chats with Jeffrey Overstreet, an award-winning novelist, arts critic, and writing professor about the work and legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, whose birthday was November 29th. They chat about L'Engle's book, Walking on Water, teaching writing with L'Engle in mind, and much more.

To learn more about Jeffrey's work, visit LookingCloser.org.

If you like this show, be sure to subscribe to FORMA. The new FORMA quarterly is available for just $4/month. Subscribe now.

Dec 06 2018
49 mins
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Rank #14: Ask Andrew #2: So What is Christian Classical Education?

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Welcome to the brand new Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. Here in episode two, Andrew provides a quick and big-picture answer to the question, "what is Christian classical education?".
Nov 22 2017
11 mins
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Rank #15: The Mason Jar Q&A: September 2017

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions.

Topics include: 

  • Teaching current events in the homeschool
  • Scheduling subjects
  • Charlotte's motto changing over time
  • and more

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group! 

Sep 19 2017
45 mins
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Rank #16: The Commons: Keith McCurdy on the Value of Struggle

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Brian Phillips is joined by Keith McCurdy, President and CEO of Total Life Counseling in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his over 30 years of counseling experience, Mr. McCurdy has spoken at the annual conferences for the Society for Classical Learning (SCL) and the Association of Christian and Classical Schools (ACCS). 

In this episode, Brian and Keith discuss the value of struggle, how hardship makes us stronger, and how those truths can be applied by parents and teachers alike.

Mar 06 2019
39 mins
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Rank #17: Ask Andrew: What is the Classical Curriculum?

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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning.

In this episode, Andrew and Karen answer the question, "what is the classical curriculum?" 

Feb 08 2018
18 mins
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Rank #18: Welcome to the new Ask Andrew Podcast: Episode 1

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Welcome to the brand new Ask Andrew Podcast, a weekly show where Andrew Kern contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education - and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. Here in episode one, Andrew discusses the show's new direction and what he hopes it will be for listeners. 

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Nov 15 2017
11 mins
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Rank #19: On Building the Habit of Bible-reading in the Homeschool

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In this episode of The Mason Jar, Cindy and David chat about building a habit of Bible-reading in the homeschool. Topics of conversation include the value of letting your kids see you reading the Bible, the necessity to have faith in the Bible's power, reading plans and translations, and much more.



Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like this show - and would like to gain access to some great bonus content - please consider supporting it on Patreon.


This episode is brought to you by our friends at Christendom College, a Catholic liberal arts college located in the Shenandoah Valley. Learn more about their programs here.

Sep 27 2018
35 mins
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Rank #20: The Mason Jar Q&A: May 2018

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In this episode of The Mason Jar Q&A, Cindy answers listener questions. Topics include how to balance the demands your put on your kids and their own independent work, the relationship between writing programs and narration, whether kids should be rewarded for reading, Charlotte Mason for dummies, and much more (including baseball and Mother's Day talk).

Don't forget to join the Mere Motherhood Facebook group and to subscribe to the Mason Jar feed wherever you get your podcasts!

May 15 2018
49 mins
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