Everyday Educator

Everyday Educator

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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April 23, 2024 39 mins

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..css-1t8gq41{border:none;background-image:none;background-color:transparent;box-shadow:none;color:#2F3133;cursor:pointer;font-size:inherit;padding:0;-webkit-text-decoration:inherit;text-decoration:inherit;width:-webkit-max-content;width:-moz-max-content;width:max-content;}.css-1t8gq41:hover,.css-1t8gq41:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:inherit;text-decoration:inherit;}

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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 ...

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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 202...

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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 encourage...

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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 som...

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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 ...

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March 12, 2024 50 mins

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 episod...

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March 5, 2024 53 mins

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. ...

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February 27, 2024 41 mins

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 Chall...

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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. Yo...

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“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.

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February 6, 2024 40 mins

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 tutorin...

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January 30, 2024 38 mins

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. 

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January 23, 2024 43 mins

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. 

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January 16, 2024 42 mins

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 wil...

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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...

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January 2, 2024 38 mins

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...

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December 26, 2023 39 mins

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?

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December 19, 2023 44 mins

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 memori...

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December 12, 2023 41 mins

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!

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