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Oxted Community Beginnings

When I first started to home educate, I felt very alone. I would go to local home education groups for the sake of socialisation, which were mostly secular, and in all honesty, I disliked them. I could not tap into the Christian homeschool network. I enquired about a Christian group in London; however, they were an exclusive group. I felt very discouraged in my home education journey…

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Classical Conversations Values Its Parents

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.

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3 Ways That Latin Can Benefit YOU!

Sure, we could use the same tired reasons for learning Latin that everyone else uses:

Learning Latin will enhance your study of history, fine arts, and literature. You’ll be able to read the Latin in state mottos, hymns, and old buildings. We could tell you that reading Cicero and Virgil in their original language is divinely beautiful, or even that learning Latin builds character.

All those things are true, but unless you are already a Latin enthusiast, chances are you don’t care.

Instead, here are 3 practical reasons why Latin can benefit the average person…

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Models and Maps: 5 Geography Activities YOU Can Do At Home!

Learning about the world that God has placed us in can be amazing. Sometimes, however, something so big and complex can be overwhelming for a child to grasp at first. How can we tackle a subject that is literally as big as the earth and help our children understand it? One way is through making it a hands-on experience. 
Here are 5 activities you can use to help your child learn (and enjoy!) geography.

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Get Inspired With 360° Homeschool Room Tours!

It’s time to get inspiration from REAL homeschooling parents!
Now, thanks to 360° recording technology and a great group of families, I can see what ideas work in real-life! These parents have opened their homes to the Classical Conversations film team and are here to give us the grand tour. From setup to storage and everything in between, these folks are sharing their best tips with the world!

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Can We Put The Phone Down?

I love the texts my teenage girls send me just saying they love me, and the links my friends send with the latest podcast. I’m also thankful that if I or my daughter has a flat tire or gets lost, help is just a phone call away. But if we find ourselves spending more time with people who are not with us than we spend listening and talking to the ones right in front of us, something is amiss.

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Memory Work: A Personal Journey

In the early years, I questioned the wisdom of having my six-year-old repeat the associative law. It seemed unreasonable to ask him to chant: “a” plus opening parenthesis “b” plus “c” closing parenthesis equals opening parenthesis “a” plus “b” closing parenthesis plus “c.” This year, he began Saxon Math 8/7. It was surprisingly simple for him to look at sample equations in the book and label them…

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Rigorous Academics: Preparation for Christian Service

From time to time, parents express concern that the pursuit of knowledge or academic excellence is in conflict with preparation for Christian service. These parents rightly desire to instill in their children a love of serving.  However, this is not an either/or choice…

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Lessons on Classical Learning from Google

Many parents in America and throughout the rest of the world believe that the key to career success for their children is a steady focus on the hard sciences: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—STEM. Now, research coming from one of the world’s most STEM-centric corporations—Google—is indicating that “soft”’ skills may be every bit as important to the success of an employee.

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