Join Emily Renee, and Karen as they talk about ways to homeschool in community. They discuss the differences between co-ops, tutorials models, and hybrid schools and dig into the difficult and sometimes confusing job of choosing what is right for you.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Keeping Records and Mementos in the Homeschooler's Home
Listen as Renee and Karen talk with guest, Kristen Rudd, veteran homeschooler, about how she created binders, simple books, and journals to organize her kids' papers and artifacts and how she decided what to keep as mementos and documentation and what to discard. We also discuss record-keeping for mom and the ease with which high school transcripts can be written. She will encourage you with her ideas and her obvious joy at seeing her children finish their homeschool years well!
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Teaching Latin with Enthusiasm and Joy
Join us for this episode on teaching Latin. Renee and Karen are joined by Molly Rychener, mother of two college-age daughters, Head of Trinity Christian Academy in Ohio, and Head Mentor of the Midwest Circe Apprenticeship. Molly, an example of a teacher who loves to learn, offers advice for homeschool moms on teaching Latin with enthusiasm and joy.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
When (and How) to "Outsource" Your Child's Education
In this episode, Renee and Karen chat with Christine Morradian, homeschooling mom of 4, founder of Greystone Academy in Newtown Pa, and head mentor of the Mid-Atlantic Apprenticeship, about when, why, and how to outsource your child's education. They discuss how classes outside the home benefit the student and help lift the burden from mom.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
What is the Western Tradition?
In this episode, the 4th of our series on the Four Elements of Classical Education, Renee and Karen are joined by Dr. Matthew Bianco to discuss the place of the Western Tradition in Cl. Ed.: What the Western Tradition is and why it is important. He suggests that the place to start teaching the Tradition is with Aesop's Fables which embody the virtues and provide the ideas, images, and symbols that permeate Classical Education, and with his usual insight, he encourages us to begin with reading and enjoying the stories-fairy tales and myths--with no need to analyze or dissect.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Mimetic Teaching and the Homeschooler
Join us as we discuss another element of Classical Education: pedagogy, particularly mimetic teaching. In this episode, Renee and Karen explain what a mimetic lesson is and how it can help you teach a skill or a concept, determine if your student understands the lesson, and even evaluate your curriculum. Mimetic teaching is intuitive and corresponds to how we all learn any new thing!
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
The Four Elements of Classical Education, Part 2
In this episode, the second of the Four Elements of Classical Education, Renee and Karen discuss the idea of Logocentrism with Karen's husband, Andrew. They explore how Christ the Word, in John chapter 1, is the Logos or the central organizing principle by which we perceive and communicate truth, an idea that is the remedy to our "woke" world.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The 4 Elements of Classical Education, Part One
Our guest for this episode is Andrea Lipinksi. This is the first of 4 episodes on the Four Elements of Classical Education. Listen as Andrea and our hosts talk about how Cl Ed espouses the idea of a high view of man; that our children are made in the image of God with souls to be nurtured and how that idea permeates our parenting and teaching.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
On Raising Girls
In this episode, Renee and Karen discuss raising daughters: how daughters need to know that your love is steadfast, how you should be their rock but not their best friend, and how there are joys and challenges in each season of girlhood. They offer ways to deal with "girl drama" and how important a girl's relationship with her dad is.
Friday, February 10, 2023
For the Love of Gardening
Our guest for this episode is Hayley Croft, gardener extraordinaire! Listen as she shares with us her love of gardening: planning and preparing in the winter and early spring, planting in the late spring, and putting up her fruitful harvest in the summer. Be inspired by her love for her garden and her stories of laboring with dear family and friends to produce a bounty!