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Finding Meaningful Work as a CC Director

Fresh out of college, brimming with life purpose and dogged by student loans, I took a job. My student loans, although modest by any standard, were a responsibility I carried seriously. Their weight meant I was hungry for a paycheck. Meaningful work was the last thing on my mind—I just needed a job. With the full support of my college’s career services department, I started pounding the pavement, sending out resumes, optimistically expecting a “good” job would materialize. 

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My Classical Conversations Story – Robert Bortins

It was a beautiful, sunny day at Clemson University. I was in my sophomore year and had just dropped off my tuition check at the registrar’s office when I got a phone call from my mom, Leigh Bortins. We all have those moments in life that we remember so vividly. Typically, it’s something really life changing. My mom said, “Robert, your dad is thinking about getting you a car for college. He changed his mind, though, and quit his job. He is going to homeschool your younger brothers, and I am going to try to make Classical Conversations a real business. You’ll have to pay for the rest of college, yourself.” So, I went to the co-op office and asked what jobs they had available for the next semester.

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How Challenge Challenged Me as a Student

The Challenge program is so named because it makes students accomplish difficult things. It is not easy. If you’re wondering whether or not the Challenge program is right for you or your student, perhaps this personal testimony from one of our very own Challenge students might clarify your decision.

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Why Study Old-Fashioned Subjects?

Classical Conversations’ Challenge programs introduce students to many valuable subjects as they practice the skills of learning. These subjects include some that are regarded as significant today, such as algebra. Others have fallen out of favor in academic circles, such as Latin, poetry, philosophy, and formal logic.

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The Power of Community – Not What You Think

Someone recently asked me to weigh in on their “be part of a local community” or “do Classical Conversations at home” dilemma. As I began to gather my thoughts, identify my best examples, and marshal my arguments, I realized that for me, the jury is not still out. I am wholly sold to the power of community! But, as I continued to think about the subject, I realized that the primary power of community is not what I once thought.

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Why Churches Should Host a CC Community

Why should churches partner with Classical Conversations?

Are you a pastor thinking of hosting a Classical Conversations community at your church? Are you curious about whether a partnership would be a good fit?

Well, to hear why hosting a Classical Conversations community could be a great idea for your church, check out this personal testimony from Brad Steele, a pastor in Alachua, Florida:

How to Learn a New Language

Perhaps you are familiar with the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham.

If you need a refresher, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is the story of an early American merchant who spends quite a bit of his time at sea. As Bowditch sails around the world selling his wares, he teaches himself various languages. He begins with Latin. After Latin, he teaches himself Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

How does he do it?

Some Advice for a New School Year

You are the best teacher for your child!

The new school year brings many new things. Among these are new families and new students who have joined Classical Conversations communities around the world. For many of these new families, homeschooling moms and dads are experiencing new emotions: fear, excitement, being overwhelmed, or perhaps feeling under-appreciated. The truth is you are not alone. Many of us (homeschooling fathers like me, homeschooling mothers, veteran homeschoolers, newbie homeschoolers, and tutors) experience these emotions at one time or another. For many of us, they drive us to fall back on one singular tactic: imitation.

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