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

SP #1: Leveraging Summer for Success

Today, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy are chatting about summer. Instead of letting summer slowly slip through our fingers, we can leverage summer and set ourselves up for greater success in our upcoming homeschool years. And you don’t have to do it alone! You’ll want to listen all the way to the end because Scholé Sisters is announcing something super special for summer … we’re hoping it’ll encourage you to find (and bond with) your sisters!   Thank you to our sponsor: This … Read More

SS #23: The Nitty-Gritty Guide to Homeschooling High School Boys (with Cindy Rollins)

In her book Mere Motherhood, Cindy Rollins made the passing comment that she was not as big of a fan of homeschooling high school boys as she had been in the past. This turned into a rumor: Cindy Rollins doesn’t think boys should be homeschooled in high school. Um. NOT TRUE. Today, Mystie and Brandy chat with Cindy about homeschooling high school boys (as well as using AmblesideOnline for high school), the pros, the cons, and how to know if it’s time to let … Read More

SS #22: Don’t Lose That Lovin’ Feelin’

For today’s episode, we had quite the discussion surrounding the idea of interest and being interested – what does it mean, are we born interested, how do we lose interest over time, how do we gain it, what do we do when our children aren’t interested? We talked about a lot!   Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Teaching Reading with Bob Books. Teaching Reading with Bob Books is a line of printable phonics lessons that … Read More

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