SS #12: Close Encounters of the Other Kind (with Kathy Wickward)

My guest today is Kathy Wickward, former homeschool mom (she’s graduated, folks!), one of the founders of CM West, and one of the masterminds behind AmblesideOnline‘s living science curriculum. On today’s show, Kathy and I discuss leading our children through encounters with viewpoints with which we don’t agree. Is there ever an age not to do this? And how DO we do this? Kathy shares with us her theory of six degrees of separation from a subject, and more! Thank you … Read More

SS #11: Will the REAL Multum Non Multa Please Stand Up?

On today’s show, Mystie and Brandy discuss the ancient Latin motto multum non multa – meaning, much not many. Applied to education, and somehow misapplied to education, we chat about who used the motto in reference to education, what they meant, and what this has to do with Charlotte Mason and The Latin-Centered Curriculum. We also bring up one of the great unmentionables: the dangers of taking a minimalistic approach to life and homeschooling.   Thank you to our sponsor: This … Read More

SS #10: Which Comes First? The Principles or the Practical?

Today’s show is our version of the which-came-first-the-chicken-or-the-egg dilemma. In this case, though, it’s which comes first – the principles or the practices. And how do we practice when we know that we don’t know all we NEED to know? We go around and around in circles, drawing on folks like James K.A. Smith, Cindy Rollins, Karen, Glass, and MORE. In the end, we made our peace with the issue, and we hope you can, too.     Thank you … Read More

SS #09: Finding the Right Scholé for Your Type

In today’s episode, Mystie and I explore the relationship between personality types and scholé. Mystie draws a distinction I had never thought about before — that some types of scholé are restorative, while others bring about more of a stretching and growing — and different types serve these purposes for different personality types. The bottom line is that if you are in need of some restoration, knowing your personality type and what restores it can be super helpful.   Thank … Read More

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