SS #14: Reading Pagan Literature with Highly Resistant Children (with Wes Callihan)

Brandy’s guest today is the one and only Wes Callihan and she is thrilled! If you can believe it, she got through the entire interview without acting like a total fan girl. Wes and Brandy discuss why some children (the hypothetical Boy A and Girl B) are resistant to pagan literature and what to do about it. Two types of resistance prove we need two types of responses! We also get to find out what Wes is reading in his free time, and what advice … Read More

SS #13: Learning Styles Are Bunk

On today’s show, Pam and Brandy discuss learning styles and the fact that there is no scientific evidence whatsoever to back them up. (Obviously, Pam is trying to get us into trouble.) But REALLY, it was a great discussion, even if somewhat controversial. Also, if you’ve ever wondered how learning styles intersect — or not — with the classical tradition, we manage to Go There. In our Nitty Gritty Question, we also confess our regrets and do over desires in regard … Read More

SS #12: Close Encounters of the Other Kind (with Kathy Wickward)

My guest today is Kathy Wickward, former homeschool mom (she’s graduated, folks!), one of the founders of CM West, and one of the masterminds behind AmblesideOnline‘s living science curriculum. On today’s show, Kathy and I discuss leading our children through encounters with viewpoints with which we don’t agree. Is there ever an age not to do this? And how DO we do this? Kathy shares with us her theory of six degrees of separation from a subject, and more! Thank you … Read More

SS #11: Will the REAL Multum Non Multa Please Stand Up?

On today’s show, Mystie and Brandy discuss the ancient Latin motto multum non multa – meaning, much not many. Applied to education, and somehow misapplied to education, we chat about who used the motto in reference to education, what they meant, and what this has to do with Charlotte Mason and The Latin-Centered Curriculum. We also bring up one of the great unmentionables: the dangers of taking a minimalistic approach to life and homeschooling.   Thank you to our sponsor: This … Read More

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