The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 1 – What We’re Missing

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, maybe a little clarification or connection added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Our hands are … Read More

Paideia Discussion: Chapter 3, Epic Education

for The Sistership only Brandy & Mystie talk for an hour about chapter 3 in Paideia. Join the conversation in the comments What does Homer have to do with classical education? What are the most educative forms of poetic knowledge for our culture? How have you used story in your homeschool? Return to the bonus page

SS #38: An Education by Any Other Name…

In today’s episode, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy discuss the power of educational metaphors – are we using the right images to picture our homeschools? Metaphors aren’t absolute — it’s what we mean by them and how we apply them that matters. Join the Scholé Sisters as they hash out metaphors and discuss what makes a good one worth using.   Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by In Memoriam. After Charlotte Mason died in 1923, the PNEU … Read More

SS #37: Livin’ La Vida Latin (with Angela Reed!)

Brandy is talking at length about Latin today with Angela Reed. Angela is a homeschooling mother of five in the Sunshine State of Florida. A former classroom teacher, degreed in Classics and Latin and persuaded by Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, she channels these enthusiasms onto Instagram: building community with friends @charlottemasonirl, researching how Latin fits within a CM paradigm @thecmlatinproject, and documenting family life, homeschooling, and the day-to-day @athena_amidstthereeds. Brandy asks Angela some of the tough questions we all want answers … Read More

SS #36: Is Scholé for Everyone?

In today’s episode, Brandy, Pam, and Mystie raise the question of whether scholé is for everyone. Or is it just for the bookish and more academic? They had to begin by defining scholé, of course. This episode is about scholé in real life with our kids and FOR our kids. How do we help them “do scholé”? There are some big questions discussed this time!     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Teaching Reading with Bob Books. … Read More

SS #35: Twaddlicious!

On today’s episode, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy have a rousing discussion on the subject of twaddle. What is it? What isn’t it? Is it ever acceptable? Some of us have unconventional opinions on this subject.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Plan Your Year. Plan Your Year is the homeschool planner that shows you how. It walks you step-by-step through creating a homeschool plan unique to your home, your kids, your family. There are over … Read More

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