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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:

Book Club: Meno
Friday, July 7, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
In this Platonic dialogue, readers are lead on a journey to examine what virtue is and whether or not it can be taught. Join us as we consider how to use the Socratic method to educate our children and the importance of teaching them “how” to think. We will reflect on how to awaken the conscience of our students through dialectic conversation as we explore timeless questions about choices, consequences, and character. Whether you have had opportunity to read the dialogue or not, and whether your children are toddlers or high school students, you are sure to benefit from the conversation.


Summer 2017 Cultivating Classical Parents Book Club


8:00-9:00 p.m.  EST

Book Club: "The Cop and the Anthem"

10:30-11:30 a.m. EST
Book Club: The Odyssey
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. EST
Book Club: The Bronze Bow
2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Book Club: Meno
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8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Book Club: Teaching the Classics
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4:30-5:30 p.m. EST

Book Club: Classical Christian Education Made Approachable
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8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Book Club: Jane Eyre
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4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Book Club: Up From Slavery
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Spring 2017 Cultivating Classical Parents webinars:


Teaching and Evaluating Writing

  Recharging for Spring
Intermediate Logic
Faces of History
March The One-Room Schoolhouse
  Foundations to Challenge
April 2017 Practicum Preview
  Engaging the Disengaged Learner
May Retiring from the Table: Assessing the Feast
  Create Your Own Parent Learning Plan


Fall 2016 Cultivating Classical Parents webinars:


Reading Together as a Family

  Getting Organized for a Great Year: Setting Up Your Schoolroom
Getting Organized for a Great Year: Setting Up Your Schedule
By Heart: The Goodness of Memory
October Jim Nance: Why Logic?
  How to Use the Five Common Topics with All Ages
November How Can You Tailor the Challenge Program for Your Unique Family
  How to Use the Essentials Guide to the Fullest


Did you know about our book clubs? Download the FREE guide!


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.