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Leigh Bortins Speaking at Solid Rock CHESS UK Conference

The Rock Solid CHESS Conference is happening at the end of October, 23rd-27th online this year, featuring many impactful Christians in Education! Our very own Leigh Bortins, the founder of Classical Conversations, will be speaking on the final day of the conference. Read for more details!

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Navigating Secondary School Exams

Concern over any education system’s ability to help a student gain admission into university is probably one of the most common issues parents face as they seek to educate their children. The impact of further education on a student’s life can be significant, and parents rightly wish to help rather than hinder their child on his or her route to success.

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Parent Practicum 2020!

Practicum season is here! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have not been able to host our practicums in person this summer. As a result, we have taken

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The Common Topics and the Universe

OK, I am like a kid with a new BB gun. I do not really know how to use it, but it looks like so much fun. In that spirit, please allow me to wield Aristotle’s common topics. I just hope I do not shoot somebody’s eye out.

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An American in London

In 2018 God called me to begin homeschooling our eighth-grade level (Year 9 in the U.K.) daughter much to my confusion but His providence. We found a local Classical Conversations community in the U.S. and seamlessly plugged right in with an army of veteran homeschoolers. After completing our first year with Classical Conversations, I finally believed this was something I could do regardless of how intimidated I was to teach through high school. My flimsy one year of experience somewhat assuaged the countless stories I had heard of other families who…

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The Light Burden

As my boys approached ten and twelve years of age, I found myself floundering with their education as we had known it at home. We had spent many years reading beautiful books aloud together, going for walks and exploring nature, maths, reading and writing. During this time, God had blessed our family with three lovely girls, and home education had been achieved in the midst of real life with all of its beauties and struggles. Seeing the boys…

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Juggling Work and Learning

We started our home education journey in 2013 when our son finished pre-school. He had flourished and been loved by his teachers. As we looked at school options, we were not convinced we could find a similar setting that would be the best place for him. He was five and so young. Would he benefit from more outdoor playtime, learning experiences, us his parents nurturing his interests? Should we delay his start from a year? We then came across…

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Classical Conversations and Charlotte Mason

Since before having our first child, my husband and I always knew that we wanted to give our children a Christian Education having been through the state system ourselves. So, when our daughter missed out on a place in our local Christian School, we stumbled into home educating, just until a school place became available, of course. During the first term of Home Educating, we found ourselves educated in what a Christian Education truly is and by the end of the first term, we knew that sadly our local Christian school wasn’t it. We had a wonderful time…

Our First Year of Classical Conversations

My husband and I had decided we wanted to provide our children with an education that was Biblically based, paced at the right level and inspired a love of learning. Home education was an obvious choice for us. However, my husband had concerns regarding friends for our children and opportunities for learning with others. I started to look for and attend home education meet-ups and soon was introduced to Classical Conversations. I had never heard of the curriculum before and…

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