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I am in need of some inspiriation. We have recently moved and our whole schedule has been disrupted. I have TWTM, but am looking for something else to read and inspire me towards homeschooling the kids in a classical way.

 

...and yes I did a search, but you can imagine that almost every thread popped up! :D

 

Please help!!!

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http://www.memoriapress.com/descriptions/Latin-Centered.html

 

The Latin-Centered Curriculum - you can usually find it on the for sale boards here too.

 

Good luck,

 

:iagree: I have both editions and I use ideas from them both. This is my go-to book when I'm planning.

 

I'm also currently reading Climbing Parnassus (with a dictionary nearby :tongue_smilie:), and St. Augustine's On Christian Teaching (obviously Christian ;)).

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A Thomas Jefferson Education is inspiring.

 

Also, Leigh Bortins, founder of Classical Conversations wrote a short book entitled "Echo in Celebration: A Call to Home Centered Learning". There is a free download link at the very bottom of the CC Website. You can also purchase it for about $6 on Amazon if you want a hard copy.

 

We've moved many times. Ugh! Best wishes.

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Climbing Parnassus and conversations with the author of Latin Centered Curriculum as he was writing it, were my scope and sequence when homeschooling my youngest son.

 

I recommend starting with part 2, "Prospect from the Castalian Spring" of Climbing Parnassus instead of starting at the beginning.

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I really liked The Core, and it's an easy read.

 

:iagree: It sounds like this would be ideal for your situation right now. It is a quick read. The first section reminds you of all the good reasons to classically educate your children. The second section discusses each subject and gives some resources and plans of attack. You don't need to be part of Classical Conversations to benefit from this book.

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The Bluedorns, authors of Teaching the Trivium, have quite a bit of reading material available on their website too. http://www.triviumpursuit.com/

 

My library is awesome for books for the kids, but not so much for books I want to read. TWTM and TWEM are the only books in this entire thread in their catalog. :tongue_smilie:

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http://www.memoriapress.com/descriptions/Latin-Centered.html

 

The Latin-Centered Curriculum - you can usually find it on the for sale boards here too.

 

Good luck,

 

This one. I have the first and second editions. My second edition copy has tape on the cover and I read through parts of each every year to keep me focused.

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I won't add more books, I'd just repeat many of the ones mentioned here. ("Norms and Nobility" and Charlotte Mason's Vol. 6 are my annual reads) But the Memoria Press website has many excellent articles. The Circe Institute website has great information, blog posts, and CDs/mp3s from their annual conferences. http://www.circeinstitute.org/

 

WordMp3.com has tons of downloads from the ACCS and Veritas Press conferences, some of those can be encouraging and helpful. I just keep in mind the audience is usually classroom teachers and adjust accordingly.

 

http://www.wordmp3.com/search.aspx?topic=yes&search=Classical+Education+Conferences

 

Andrew Pudewa has some really good talks available at his site. http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/catalog/e-audio?page=3

 

And don't forget SWB's excellent MP3s available at PHP.

 

I love to have talks to put on my iPod so when I'm feeling a little less than motivated about classical education I can fold clothes, go for a walk or drive, wash the dishes, and still be encouraged while I listen.

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http://www.memoriapress.com/descriptions/Latin-Centered.html

 

The Latin-Centered Curriculum - you can usually find it on the for sale boards here too.

 

Good luck,

 

:iagree:

 

LCC is my absolute favorite. I also really enjoyed Climbing Parnassus.

 

I didn't care as much for Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, but it is helpful if you're looking specifically for a Roman Catholic perspective.

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For those who like LCC, but are afraid they are not doing enough, reading through the articles on the webpages for the Robinson curriculum, will answer the question of what happens when students follow a curriculum of just math, writing and mostly free reading, without structured history, science, Bible, Arts, and grammar. Most parents will feel confident about ADDING Latin and Greek to what has proved to be enough for many families.

 

I don't agree that an old fashioned classical education is never appropriate anymore, as I was reading in the threads about LCC. I believe it is for some families.

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