Last month we announced the launch of our master program, and the response was overwhelming and truly humbling. The thanksgiving and gratitude so many of you expressed just served to reiterate to us how blessed we are to be in a position to give back to the thousands of hard-working homeschooling parents who have sacrificed so much to focus on the education of their children.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the entire world to slow to a grinding halt. Sickness, sadness, and loneliness are running rampant in our communities. Schools across the nation have shut their doors; healthcare workers are overwhelmed, and unemployment claims are off the charts. This is a difficult time on so many levels and one that we hope is never repeated, but there has never been a better opportunity to slow down and be grateful for the many blessings in our lives. Let’s spread some positivity!
Heather Shirley, Chief Academic Officer at Classical Conversations shares her personal homeschooling journey – and why the new Classical Conversations Plus (CC+) higher-education partnership is so valuable for home educators.
Classical Conversations’ Big Announcement – It’s Finally Here!
Ready for some big news? I hope so. Because I can’t wait to tell you! Ever since Classical Conversations’ beginning in my parents’ living room when I was a child, the dream has always been to invest in not just the children of homeschooling, but the entire family.
Classical Conversations CEO Robert Bortins recently sat down with journalist Dan Andros of Faithwire.com to discuss what it’s like to be thrown into homeschooling during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. This ten minute interview should give parents some help to make their day a little bit easier.
Here are a few tips about how to homeschool during this unique situation we’re all facing together.
When my mom started Classical Conversations 23 years ago, it was because many homeschool parents didn’t feel comfortable educating their children through high school. My mom didn’t start Classical Conversations to homeschool those children for their parents, but to provide those parents with the necessary support to homeschool their kids through high school. Unlike other education companies that focus on children, Classical Conversations is focused on their parents. If parents are well equipped and supported by a community, they can homeschool through high school successfully.
Even on rough days where you’re barely able to get everyone out the door looking halfway presentable, remember, God has chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and the heirs of His kingdom. That’s right, God doesn’t look for those folks who have their lives all together…