7 Ways A Classical Education Works With A Christian Worldview

Classical Conversations is a classical, Christian education.  Some might see those words placed together and not see the connection.  In fact, some might go as far as to say they don't connect.  It probably won't surprise you to hear me say, well, they do go together!  Actually, I'm a firm believer that classical + Christian are … [Read more...]

Remembering What It's Like to Learn Something New

Y'all, please welcome back my friend, Becki Hogan.  Becki and her husband blog at Running with Team Hogan.  Through learning about a new subject, Becki was able to learn more about classical education.  I can relate! When you understand classical education, you see learning -on any subject- through a new lens.  Read to … [Read more...]

How We Do Nature Study Indoors

Everyone in my home loves nature study.  When it's warm and beautiful or even warm and rainy, we head outside to make observations, take photographs, and draw.  But, with the combination of my pregnancy sickness and our seemingly never-ending Northeast winter, we've been inside a lot for nature studies lately.  Here's how we've … [Read more...]

Five Great Reasons to Study Latin

Image SourceI know I was asking, "Why Latin?" when we first started with classical education.  If you've been searching for answers to the same question, I hope you'll read this article by Kathy Sheppard from the Classical Conversations Writers Circle.  Kathy sums it up perfectly! We all know that the study of Latin helps students … [Read more...]

A Beginning Glossary of Terms for Classical Education

Before homeschooling my children, my educational experience was limited to how I was taught, which I would generally characterize as traditional. I grew up attending a private, Christian school and later graduated from a Bible university with degrees in Social Work and Bible.  I had no experience and very little information regarding … [Read more...]

Do Not Grow Weary in Grammar, for in Due Time Ye Shall Reap

I've enjoyed many of Courtney Sanford's articles on the Classical Conversations Writers Circle, like Challenge: The Icing on the Cake (How to Manage Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge at the Same Time) and The Art of Going to the Art Museum.  I'm excited to share with you here today an article from Courtney as part of … [Read more...]

Why Homeschool

Guys, welcome back, Classical Conversations Writers Circle blogger Jennifer Courtney.  Today, she's sharing with us the results of her polling of seventy Classical Conversations families for the reasons why they homeschool.Recent news coverage of homeschooling has revealed a 75% increase in homeschooling in the past eight years. In addition, … [Read more...]

Exploring the Core of Classical Education

New to classical education? Or interested in learning more? Follow along as Jennifer Courtney from Classical Conversations Writers Circle shares with us the core of classical education. You can see her other posts here, here, and here.Why do we need classical education? What makes it different from modern education?1. Classical education … [Read more...]

Teaching Reading Classically

Do y'all remember my series entitled At Home with the Classical Method? In it, I shared some things I learned from reading The Core.  Do you want to know more, but can't quite find the time to read The Core yet? Then these series of articles written by guest poster, Jennifer Courtney, from the Classical Conversations Writers Circle are for … [Read more...]

The Core of Writing

Remember our introduction to Classical Conversations Writers Circle's Jennifer Courtney from her arithmetic article shared here earlier this month? Here's another from her, this one on the core of writing for each stage of the Trivium - grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric.  Without further ado...Let’s turn to the core of writing which Leigh … [Read more...]