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Cultivating Classical Parents

Conversations and resources designed to help you grow as a Christian, classical educator.

Classical Conversations believes that parents are the best educators of their children. Because of this core belief, we work hard to equip parents to home educate their children through high school. For over a decade, we have offered free three-day parent practicums in the summer to prepare parents for the upcoming school year. Now, we are pleased to launch Cultivating Classical Parents. Each week, Cultivating Classical Parents will provide daily articles to inspire and encourage you on your homeschooling journey. Each month, we will offer FREE webinars to help you further the journey. Some will offer practical tips for Latin and middle school math while others will help to refresh your mission and help you dig deeper into the ideas of Christian, classical education.

Upcoming Webinar:

Master Teacher or Lead Learner?
Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
In our own educations, most of us had six teachers each year of middle school and high school, one per subject. Each teacher (hopefully!) displayed a passion for his subject, but often little passion for learning. In Classical Conversations, we ask that our Challenge tutors disciple and mentor a maximum of twelve students each year through all six of their subjects, modeling the excitement that comes from continuing to learn and dialogue about our learning. Join us today as we explore the advantages of this paradigm, including deep relationships, integrations between subjects, and the modeling of lifelong learning.

Fall 2017 Cultivating Classical Parents webinars:

September 18, 2017
8:00pm- 9:00pm EST
Help! I'm Repeating a Foundations Cycle!
October 5, 2017
8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Teaching Math with All Ages
October 9, 2017

8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
How to Study Latin: Nouns
November 9, 2017
8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Master Teacher or Lead Learner?
Register Now!
November 20, 2017
8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Teaching Tips, Part One: The NAMES Tool
Register Now!

Spring 2018 Cultivating Classical Parents webinars:


Refreshment for the Weary Soul

  Help! I need a 2nd-Semester Do-over for Challenge
Faces of History
  AA Panel: How Foundations Connects to Challenge
March John Hodges: What's the Importance of Music?
  Adam Andrews: How to Discuss Literature?
April Essentials: The Bridge from Foundations to Challenge
  Wes Callihan: Knowing our Stories through History and Literature
May Retiring from the Table: Assessing the Feast
  Parent Learning Plan

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About Your Hosts

Lisa Bailey is a homeschooling mom of two: one CC graduate and one Challenge IV student. Lisa currently serves as the Practicum speaker-trainer, training speaker-trainers and filming vignettes for the amusement of Practicum audiences. Lisa loves reading, debating, and decorating projects.


Amanda Butler is a homeschool mom, a Challenge A tutor, and academic advisor for Challenge A. You can hear her voice on many of our CC Connected math tutorials. In her spare time, she loves to eat sushi, read about Church history, and garden in her backyard.


Jennifer Courtney and her high school sweetheart have been married for 20 years and have always home educated their children in the lovely pioneer state of Oklahoma. Jennifer currently serves as communications director of MultiMedia and as a Challenge II tutor in her local community. In her free time, she enjoys reading, reading and more reading, and biking and traveling with her family. Her secret guilty pleasures are Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and British mystery novels.

Marc Hays and his wife have been married for 15 years and have six children.  They have been home educating since 1999 and a part of Classical Conversations since 2010.  Marc is a Classical Conversations Academic Advisor.  He enjoys his morning rituals of drinking coffee, reading books, and peeking in on the kids while they sleep.  His favorite coffee is Costa Rican; his favorite author is G. K. Chesterton.

Denise Moore is a homeschool mom of two daughters (CC graduates), a Ch IV director, and serves as product support director for MultiMedia. Denise coordinated the development of Classical Acts & Facts History cards and the complementary Timeline song. Denise enjoys Latin, Duke basketball, reading, and pizza.