Journey Through Classical Education: Homeschooling with Purpose and Passion | 228

In this episode of the Homeschooling Families Podcast, Leslie Nunnery engages in an enlightening conversation with Laura James about the profound impact of classical education on family dynamics, faith, and mission. Laura, a homeschooling mom of five and a director at a Classical Conversations campus, shares her journey of embracing classical education and how it has not only shaped her children’s academic development but also deepened their spiritual growth. She delves into the three stages of the Trivium, explaining how grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric contribute to a holistic approach to learning that aligns with God’s design for our minds. 

Laura emphasizes that classical education isn’t just for children but can be applied to lifelong learning and walking in faith. Laura emphasizes the importance of trusting oneself in the homeschooling journey, allowing God to guide each step, and embracing the sanctification process that comes with teaching and learning. Laura’s passion for classical education, faith, and family mission shines through as she shares her insights and experiences. 

Meet The Guest:

Laura James, wife to Preston. Mom of 5. Homeschooling for 13 years, 11 in Classical Conversations. Laura loves to learn and redeem her own education alongside her kids and inspire and equip other moms to do the same.

Topics In This Episode:

  • Defining classical education and its alignment with natural learning stages
  • How classical education provides a framework for understanding, wisdom, and communication
  • Recognizing classical education’s sanctifying influence on parents and families
  • Embracing the mission-oriented aspects of classical education within the family context
  • Nurturing faith through the Trivium stages: knowing, understanding, and persuading
  • Encouraging parents to trust themselves and walk in faith while homeschooling 

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