Imaginative Memory

Imaginative Memory

In khaki shorts and skirts with color-coordinated polos, 5-year-olds stand in front of parents, grandparents, prospective school families, and potential benefactors. Rattling off lists of states with their capitals, history events, and presidents, the students’ accomplishments prove the efficacy of classical education. That, anyway, is the reasoning for both doing the memory work and showing…

#94 – Cooking like it’s 1999 (with Betsy Farquhar!)

#94 – Cooking like it’s 1999 (with Betsy Farquhar!)

Everything in our culture today seems to be high-stress, even when we don’t realize it. When we slow down in one area, we can reap the benefits in other areas as well. That is the power of scholé. Betsy Farquhar changed her cooking habits to decrease the pressure while increasing the connection and creativity required,…

SS #93: Revived by Reading (with Karen Harris)

SS #93: Revived by Reading (with Karen Harris)

Last year we talked with Susan Wise Bauer about recovering a classical education for ourselves. Her book The Well-Educated Mind guides anyone through the most important works of the Great Conversation. At the time, we wondered aloud if anyone had actually taken Susan up on her proposed reading plan. A listener reached out with her…

SS 92: Mother Knows Best (Censorship in the Homeschool)

SS 92: Mother Knows Best (Censorship in the Homeschool)

Censorship and do-good cancelation of opposing view points is a thing right now. When the media and governments censor what gets published based on whether or not it aligns with their agenda, it’s obviously wrong and tyrannical. But what about parents? Can parents censor what their children read, even basing that choice upon what they…