SS #30: Putting the Merry Back in Christmas

Today, the Scholé Sisters get real about Christmas. Mystie says we can be classical not just in our approach to education, but also in our approach to happiness. Does the classical tradition have something to offer us at Christmas as well? We talk about depression and grief, yes, but also bad attitudes and dangerous expectations, all in an attempt to encourage all of us toward a better Christmas. Christmas is important, because the incarnation is important. Let’s never forget what it’s … Read More

SP #2: Leading Well (You Had Questions, We Had Answers)

This episode is a something of a bonus for those of you who attended our Leading Well retreat this past summer. If you DIDN’T attend the retreat, we think you’ll still enjoy the episode. But more importantly, a lot of you have asked if we offer replays of the retreat for those who missed it, or didn’t know about it at the time. Starting TODAY, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! (See below for more info.) So … Read More

SS #29: I’m Not the Holy Spirit (with Eric Hall)

Mystie and I are pleased to welcome Eric Hall as our guest today. Eric is a classical scholar and teacher who is local to Brandy. That’s right! She gets to know him in real life. Eric has studied at The Master’s College, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and Clemson University. When he’s not reading Thomas Aquinas, Eric enjoys mountaineering and rock climbing. Today’s episode is our attempt to balance two ideas. On the one hand, we have grace … Read More

SS #28: Education is a Life

The third and final episode in our series on education as an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life, today’s discussion is all about LIFE. What is meant by “education is a life?” How do we procure this life for ourselves and our children? Don’t forget to download our free Life Audit at the bottom of this post to help you put these ideas into action.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by A Month of … Read More

SS #27: Education is a Discipline

“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.” Today, in the second of our three-part series, we’re discussing education as a discipline. What do we mean by discipline? How do we use it as a tool of education? The Scholé Sisters get real about this topic. Don’t forget to download your free Discipline Audit forms below!       Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Start Here. When Charlotte Mason was trying to distill her educational … Read More

SS #26: Education is an Atmosphere

Today, we kick off a series of three episodes that were recorded live online with some of our Forum members. This series is organized around Charlotte Mason’s motto that education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. Today’s episode is all about atmosphere. BONUS: Scroll down to the bottom of these show notes to get a downloadable Atmosphere Audit to help you put these ideas into action in your homeschool.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode … Read More

SS #25: To Pre-Read or Not to Pre-Read (Why Is It Even a Question?)

Today’s episode was recorded when we had the joy of all being together in the same room (along with our friend, Dawn Garrett) for the Scholé Sisters Leadership Retreat in Portland. We had so much fun! We hope you enjoy this episode, even though there are a couple places where the sound is sub-par. (What can we say? We were all sharing one mic!) Today’s topic is pre-reading. We talked about why to do it, how to let your personal … Read More

SS #24: The Late Great Memory Debate

This summer, we shared an article from The Atlantic on memorization, and WOW did the discussion explode on Facebook! We couldn’t help chatting about it ourselves, and that conversation eventually became this podcast episode. We don’t pretend to have the last word on memory work, but we do think this is a great beginning place to start thinking about this issue.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Charlotte Mason Boot Camp. Want to whip … Read More

Scholé Sisters Live: Summer Learning

You can also watch the replay with the chat on Crowdcast. We need to keep up with our kids’ learning and growing by learning and growing ourselves! Our kids need conversation and an engaged mom with an active brain – that means we need to be feeding our own minds and also our creativity. Watch this video to learn more about how to make that happen. Mentioned in this chat Audio books through Audible. Brandy’s brain-food podcast: Pints with Aquinas … Read More

Where are you leading?

Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. You want an atmosphere in your home that reflects the kind of education you desire to give your children. You long for truth, goodness, and beauty. You want peace-filled days with kids who are excited to learn alongside you. You want your lessons to have meaning and to make connections across subjects. You are searching for that one element that you are convinced is the key to making all of this happen … Read More

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