#06 : Elevating the Student

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Welcome to The Classical Homeschool Podcast. At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom.

Join us this week for a discussion on how the Christian Classical Tradition elevates the student to the whole man through the development of cosmic obligation, moral imagination, and the cultivation of truth perception. Jennifer and Ashley discuss how man is created in the Divine Image and the responsibilities that that Image lays upon us as followers of Christ. This episode is a wrestling of what it means to do what one ought to do for the love of Christ and what one wants to do for the love of himself. Enjoy the show!


“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV





Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode


Circe: An Overly Simplified Comparison of Classical and Conventional Education

Dawn at ladydusk: Am, I Can, I Ought, I Will: Charlotte Mason’s Motto Explained for Upper Elementary Students.  

David Hicks: Norms and Nobility

Steven Turley: Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness & Beauty

Restful Teaching: Be Anxious for Nothing

Vigen Guroian: Rallying The Really Human Things: Moral Imagination In Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life

C. S. Lewis: Abolition of Man

CiRCE Family Conference

Ashley Woleben: Scholé :: A Reconciliation of Self

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

Sarah Mackenzie: God Doesn’t Need You (but He desperately wants you)

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Today’s Sponsor



This episode is sponsored by Between The Linens and The Online Scriptorium. Have you been able to join in the Online Scriptorium yet? If you haven’t, it is a fun hour on Crowdcast where a group of ladies get together to share our love of commonplacing and reading. Last month, we shared and read several favorite poems in between discussing how we would capture them in our commonplace books. This month we are diving into an excerpt of Plutarch’s essay, “On the Virtues of Women”. We would love to see you there even if you have no experience with Plutarch or commonplacing. It is really about building a community to practice the process of Lectio Divina as it was meant to be practiced, in community and with all types of literature! The next scriptorium is on October 19th at 9:00 pm EDT.





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