Archive for October, 2011

Podcast! Exploring Classical Conversations

Interview with Lisa Bailey, NC Classical Conversations Statewide Manager


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Have you heard about Classical Conversations before and always wondered what it was all about? Now’s your chance to get the inside scoop on this approach to homeschooling that thousands across the country have used with great benefit. Listen in as Lisa Bailey, the NC State Manager for Classical Conversations, explains and explores the various facets of this program that has been specially designed to support parents by providing children with a combination of classical learning and Biblical worldview!

Here are a few of the questions that Greg asks our guest in this program: What is Classical Conversations? Why should parents use it? Why not just use a prepackaged curriculum? How does it actually work? Is there a cost involved? What are the “practicum” that parents can attend? And much more! Listen today for the answers and stay tuned for part 2 next week.

Podcast: Homeschool Philosophy of Education, Part 2 of 2

Show host Greg Munger completes the discussion begun last week on how to develop a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, working through the basic guiding principles of home education: Reasons to Homeschool, Content, Methods, Approach and Application.


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In our continuing series on the “Guiding Principles” of home education, show host Greg Munger talks about developing a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, which is simply common sense dressed up in fancy clothes. Previous podcasts have explored Reasons to Homeschool, Getting Started, Different Approaches and Choosing Curriculum. On this program, which is part 2 of 2, Greg reviews how to choose content and methods for your homeschool, and then focuses on finding an approach that fits them as well as putting it all together in getting started.

Understanding that there is no single right way of homeschooling, it is really just a simple process of figuring out what you want to do in teaching your children and how you want to do it! There is great flexibility and diversity of both resources and methods available in teaching at home, so don’t be intimidated by it all. Start by asking yourself a series of questions and writing down the answers (don’t forget to include your spouse, and especially any older children who may be involved) that will help you organize and prioritize your homeschooling endeavor, committing it all to the Lord in prayer.

Here are a few of those beginning questions that Greg will cover in this program: CONTENT – What do I want to teach? What is most important? What subjects, skills, values, etc.? METHOD – How do I teach it? How should learning happen, especially to meet my children’s and family’s particular needs? How should I operate my school on a daily basis? How much money do I have to spend and how can I spend it wisely? APPROACH – What plan fits my desired content and method(s)? Is there one already made to save time and/or money? APPLICATION – How do I put all of this together for a successful homeschool experience?

Podcast: Homeschool Philosophy of Education, Part 1 of 2

Show host Greg Munger discusses how to develop a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, working through the basic guiding principles of home education: Reasons to Homeschool, Content, Methods, Approach and Application.


Subscribe to The Homeschool Show Podcast on iTunesOn Itunes Subscribe to The Homeschool Show RSS Feed Get Podcast Feed Download the The Homeschool Show Podcast as an MP3 fileDownload MP3

In our continuing series on the “Guiding Principles” of home education, show host Greg Munger talks about developing a Homeschool Philosophy of Education, which is simply common sense dressed up in fancy clothes. Previous podcasts have explored Reasons to Homeschool, Getting Started, Different Approaches and Choosing Curriculum. On this program, which is part 1 of 2, Greg discusses how to choose content and methods for your homeschool. Understanding that there is no single right way of homeschooling, it is really just a simple process of figuring out what you want to do in teaching your children and how you want to do it! There is great flexibility and diversity of both resources and methods available in teaching at home, so don’t be intimidated by it all. Start by asking yourself a series of questions and writing down the answers (don’t forget to include your spouse, and especially any older children who may be involved) that will help you organize and prioritize your homeschooling endeavor, committing it all to the Lord in prayer.

Here are a few of those beginning questions that Greg will cover in this program: CONTENT – What do I want to teach? What is most important? What subjects, skills, values, etc.? METHOD – How do I teach it? How should learning happen, especially to meet my children’s and family’s particular needs? How should I operate my school on a daily basis? How much money do I have to spend and how can I spend it wisely? APPROACH – What plan fits my desired content and method(s)? Is there one already made to save time and/or money? APPLICATION – How do I put all of this together for a successful homeschool experience?