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The Classical Homeschool

Are you a classical homeschool parent? Are you interested in classical homeschooling? Have you ever wondered how to take the big and beautiful ideals and principles of the Christian Classical Tradition and make them a reality each day in your homeschool? Are you interested in digging deeper into those big and beautiful ideals and principles? Then this is the podcast for you! At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom. More specifically we will be exploring, comparing, and seeking to harmonize and embody those ideas specifically for the classical homeschooling mom by: •Looking at a particular idea or principle from a handful of popular classical education books and discussing it directly. •Discussing people and their stories from literature and history who embody these ideas. •Interviewing other homeschool moms, classical educators, and other leaders in the Christian Classical renewal who have first-hand experience with the principles and practices of the Christian classical tradition. •Asking questions like, How is this idea practiced or actualized? How do these big ideas harmonize with the reality of a modern homeschool? •Presenting real examples of how to apply a specific principle or ideal in the real everyday classical homeschool. •Presenting actionable and practical ideas for how to bring classical principles and ideals to life in the real everyday classical homeschool.
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Jun 19, 2019

The last chapter of Tending the Heart of Virtue by Vigen Guroian is upon us. Join us for a lively conversation about the horror genre and what redemption means for the broken world. 

May 24, 2019

Join us as we chat how the elements of literature impact our reading and understanding. How does this form the moral imagination? Listen to find out!

May 10, 2019

Taking a side street off of the topic of moral imagination, we are discussing Ashley's thesis concerning the idea of a canon of humanity. In the current Classical homeschooling climate, the focus has been on the advancement of Western Culture. However, Classical Education is not tied to an earthly structure but is based on more lofty ideals. Join us while we explore the topic! 

Apr 26, 2019

In this chapter of Tending the Heart of Virtue, the focus comes to two of the most universal themes found in literature: love and immortality. Through the classic childhood tales: The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Little Mermaid, Guroian dives into the heart with the topics of love and immortality with a reminder to rest in our Creator's love and mercy. 

Apr 12, 2019

Brandy Vencel is the thinker behind the Afterthoughts Blog and host of the Scholé Sisters podcast. She pretty crazy about educational philosophy in general and Charlotte Mason in particular. She wishes she could spend more time studying but her vocation as wife and homeschooling mom of four children ages 10-16 dictates otherwise.

 

Mar 22, 2019

We got to chat with Cindy Rollins about her take on the moral imagination. Her years as a homeschooling mother, writer, speaker, and reader offer unique insights into the topic of our season: the moral imagination. 

Mar 9, 2019

In chapter four of Tending the Heart of Virtue, the focus comes to companions and those that offer us formation. Through the classic childhood tales: The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, and Bambi, Guroian unpacks the differences between those we call friends and those that mentor us.

Feb 22, 2019

Join us and our guest, Heidi White, for a conversation on reading the Bible as literature. Exploring an ancient concept from the Desert Fathers up to the current Classical Education movement, this episode focuses on the need for metaphor in our lives.

Feb 8, 2019

In this episode, Jennifer and Ashley discuss the hero's journey and how allegory effects our parenting and internal narrative. 

Jan 25, 2019

A discussion straight from the horse's mouth! Join us and Dr. Guroian for a talk on his book, Tending the Heart of Virtue, and the moral imagination. 

Jan 11, 2019

We're back and super excited to be bringing you another a year of The Classical Homeschool! In this episode, we discuss the timeline and common references concerning the moral imagination as well as catch up on what has been keeping us busy!  

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