SS #08: Making the Most of Summer with Habits and Virtue

In today’s episode, Mystie and Brandy use Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics to discuss the connection between habits and virtue, and then proceed to convince themselves to work on shoring up good habits over the summer to pave the way for a better school year. They talk about different types of habits to build, as well as how to build them. They also discuss a question on assessment sent to us by Amanda Venema from His New Day – and a big shout out to Amanda … Read More

SS #07: Virtual Scholé Sisters Groups and Technology Tools (with Amber Vanderpol)

In today’s episode, Brandy discusses virtual Scholé Sisters groups and technology tools with Amber Vanderpol. What happens when you live in an isolated place? Are you doomed to loneliness? Or are virtual groups a possibility? And, if so, how are they best organized? What technology exists to support them? And how hard is it to learn to use these unfamiliar tools? We talk about all this and more on today’s episode. Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by … Read More

SS #06: Poetic Bible Lessons (with Art Middlekauff)

In today’s episode, I interrogate Art Middlekauff! For a long while now, I’ve had some questions about how to do Bible lessons and whether there is a deep, effective, and yet non-analytical way to teach Scripture in the homeschool context. Art has done a lot of thinking on this subject, and he turned out to be the perfect person to talk to. Join us as we discuss what analysis is, compare it to what is sometimes called poetic or synthetic knowledge, … Read More

SS #05: Balancing Work and Wonder (with Ravi Jain)

In today’s episode, Pam and I have a great conversation with Ravi Jain, co-author of The Liberal Arts Tradition, on the subject of balancing work with wonder. How do both of those fit together? What happens when our students seem to have lost the wonder? What if we seem to have lost the wonder? Ravi had some great thoughts on this. We also discussed piety in our Nitty Gritty Homeschool question – in The Liberal Arts Tradition, we’re told that … Read More

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