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

SS #04: We Dare You to Read the Classics

Today, Mystie and I are daring you to be brave and read a classic, even if you don’t feel like you’re qualified. We tackle questions like why we feel intimidated by reading classic books, what are strategies for helping ourselves read them, and a whole lot more. In addition, our nitty gritty homeschool question is all about starting Latin, so you won’t want to miss it.   Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Teaching Reading with … Read More

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