SS #89: Dorothy Sayers’ Latin Lament
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SS #89: Dorothy Sayers’ Latin Lament

Dorothy Sayers is author of the essay that brought back classical education as a major school movement: “The Lost Tools of Learning.” However, that was not the only essay on education she composed. Today, Mystie Winckler, Brandy Vencel, and special guest Renee Shepard discuss Sayers’ other essay, “Ignorance and Dissatisfaction,” to better understand Sayers’ thoughts…

SS #88: Transitioning Kids to Independent Work
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SS #88: Transitioning Kids to Independent Work

When all the kids are little, learning phonics, eating toothpaste, and tearing books more than reading them, we dream of an idyllic future homeschool where they are independent learners. What does this fabled state actually look like and how do we get there? Is it really a land of promise where mom can now sit…

SS #87: How to Contemplate (The Thinking Mom’s Checklist)
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SS #87: How to Contemplate (The Thinking Mom’s Checklist)

In the heated cultural climate of today, a true conversation with real thinking behind arguments can be hard to find. Alan Jacob’s book How to Think explains why that is so and how to overcome the modern (or postmodern) hindrances to thought and contemplation. Jacobs doesn’t, in the end, tell us “how to think.” But…

SS #83: The Uncommon Commonplace
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SS #83: The Uncommon Commonplace

It seems like people all around the homeschool world talk about their commonplace notebook, but what does it really mean? What is commonplacing? A commonplace notebook, a companion to your reading life, becomes a central place to keep knowledge you have discovered. In this episode, we cover the what and the why of commonplacing, or…