SS #90: Background Knowledge (The Door to Reading)
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SS #90: Background Knowledge (The Door to Reading)

Knowing how to read is about more than just sounding out words. Understanding any given book often requires background knowledge we don’t even realize we’re filling in and a lack of understanding or misunderstanding often comes from a lack of background knowledge. Language is analogical, communicating is metaphors more than we realize. Before we can…

SS #83: The Uncommon Commonplace
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SS #83: The Uncommon Commonplace

It seems like people all around the homeschool world talk about their commonplace notebook, but what does it really mean? What is commonplacing? A commonplace notebook, a companion to your reading life, becomes a central place to keep knowledge you have discovered. In this episode, we cover the what and the why of commonplacing, or…

SS #78: Pursuing the Classical Education you Never Received (with Susan Wise Bauer!!)
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SS #78: Pursuing the Classical Education you Never Received (with Susan Wise Bauer!!)

We are absolutely thrilled to have Susan Wise Bauer on the show today! Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, historian, educator, and farmer. She’s the author of twenty books and the founder of the educational publishing company Well-Trained Mind Press. Susan’s parents taught her at home for most of elementary and middle school, and all…