Scholé Sisters: Camaraderie for the Classical Homeschooling Mama show

Scholé Sisters: Camaraderie for the Classical Homeschooling Mama

Summary: Scholé Sisters is the podcast for the classical homeschooling mama who seeks to learn and grow while she’s helping her children learn and grow. Scholé Sisters is a casual conversation about topics that matter to those of us in the trenches of classical homeschooling who yearn for something more than just checking boxes and getting it all done. In each episode, we cover our Scholé RDA {places to go for inspiration and growth}, a topical discussion relying on principles we find in books by people like David Hicks, James Taylor, and Charlotte Mason, and a Principles Are Practical nitty gritty homeschooling question. Come and join the Sisterhood of the Podcast!

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  • Artist: Brandy Vencel with Mystie Winckler and Pam Barnhill
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 EP #54: Gainsaying Sayers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:45

In today’s episode, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy finish up their conversation about Dorothy Sayers' essay, The Lost Tools of Learning, which began in Episode 49. In fact, if you haven’t listened to Episode 49, you really should do that first. Anyhow, in this episode the Scholé Sisters discuss and debate the trivium portion of the essay. It’s great fun you won’t want to miss. *** Sistership: Show Notes:

 EP #53: You've Got a Friend in Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:29

In today’s episode, Mystie and Brandy use part of CS Lewis’ book The Four Loves to discuss friendship – how Lewis defines it, if we womenfolk are capable of it, and how it’s different from other things like companionship and affection. We wrap up by applying this to … yes! … book clubs. We think you’ll love this. *** Register for Scholé Sisters Spring Training: Show Notes:

 EP #52: Philosophy for Mommies (with Eric Hall!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:21

Today’s conversation with Eric is perfect if you plan to attend his Spring Training Sessions, yes, but also perfect if you ever plan to read a book on educational philosophy. Brandy and Mystie talk with him about what philosophy really is and what are some best practices when it comes to studying it. You’ll love this discussion! *** Register for Scholé Sisters Spring Training: Show Notes:

 EP #51: Unschool to ClassiCOOL (with Amanda Gauthier-Parker!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:26

Today’s conversation is a little different from what we normally do, but we think you’ll enjoy hearing about classical education as a philosophical and life journey. How did our guest Amanda Gauthier-Parker move from unschooling to classical and Charlotte Mason? Listen in to find out! *** Register for the Literary Life Conference with Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford: Show Notes: Join Sistership:

 EP 50: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action (with Abby Wahl!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:10

This episode is a fantastic conversation we had with Abby Wahl in which we jump off of Neil Postman’s thoughts on the need to not just take in information, but also take action, and apply this to the reading and thinking we do in our scholé time. *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct: Sistership:

 EP 49: The Sisters on Sayers — Not the Podcast You Expected | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:58

This is the first of two episodes in which the Sisters say things about Dorothy Sayers -- specifically, they say things about her famous essay, The Lost Tools of Learning. What sort of things, you ask? Today, we're talking good stuff: the good, the true, the beautiful. Join us! *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct: Sistership:

 EP 48: Someone Stole My Socrates! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:43

This episode, Brandy and Mystie discuss the Socratic Method. Is it really classical? Is it progressive? Does it have anything to do with Socrates? Has Socrates been kidnapped and, if so, it is right to hunt him down and steal him back?? *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct:

 EP 47: Rightly Dividing (with Karen Glass!!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:45

Welcome to Season 8! For this episode, Brandy and Mystie discuss division with Karen Glass -- what it is, how people do or don’t cause it, and whether it’s always wrong. *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct:

 EP 46: What the Dickens? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:11

Today’s episode features a discussion of Charles Dickens’ famous story A Christmas Carol, which is Brandy's FAVORITE Christmas story. Naturally, Mystie and Pam tried to ruin it for her, but she was undaunted, and thinks you will be, too. *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct:

 EP 45: Need Scholé? Just Add Joy! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:15

If you have ever smelled smoke at your house and wondered if you were starting to burn out at this homeschooling thing, this episode is for you. Brandy was tempted to burnout early this year and so she and Mystie chatted about homeschooling, minimalism, and why sometimes adding something is a better approach that cutting back even more. *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct:

 EP 44: Prioritizing Words (with Angelina Stanford!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:11

Have you ever wondered why books are such a big deal in classical education? Wouldn’t it be easier to just pop in a movie and be done with all the lesson planning? It’s an interesting question, and Angelina Stanford, true to form, stood on her soapbox while giving Mystie and Brandy her answer. It was great. *** Show Notes: FB Page: IG Acct:

 EP 43: Forgotten Classics (with Martin Cothran!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:23

In this episode, Mystie and Brandy talk with Martin Cothran from Memoria Press. Martin is known for (among other things) his knowledge of forgotten classics – really good books almost no one remembers. It was our pleasure to discuss with Martin the nature of these books and how to find them. *** We linked as many of the books mentioned as we were able in the show notes:

 EP 42: Carpe Librum (Seize the Booklist) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:05

If you were bummed that you were unable to attend the Scholé Sisters session at GHC in Cincinatti, and then extra disappointed we were unable to offer you a recording … this is for YOU! Brandy, Mystie, and Pam have redone the whole thing, and you can even get a download of the document handout with all the important details! *** Show notes and booklist download:

 EP 41: Living Books Are Books for Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:10

In this episode, Brandy, Mystie, and Pam kick off Season 7 of Scholé Sisters with a discussion about living books. What are they, what is their significance, and how can you identify them? This is a totally fun discussion about reading -- and how picky should we be anyway? -- that you don't want to miss! *** Show notes: Register for Learning Well (with Cindy Rollins!):

 EP 40: Moms: Learn and Grow! (Part II -- with Cindy Rollins!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:13

In this episode, the Scholé Sisters meet up with Cindy Rollins for a 2-part podcast. Catch the first part on The Mason Jar podcast, then come back here for Part II. Here in Part II, we take Part I a step further with discussion of why reading is important, where hobbies fit in, and MORE! Register for the Learning Well Online Local Retreat: Information on planning your local retreat:


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