SS #51: Unschool to ClassiCOOL (with Amanda Gauthier-Parker!)
Our guest on the show is Amanda Gauthier-Parker. Amanda is as a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a homeschooler. Her journey from John Holt unschooling to Charlotte Mason and classical education has taken its twists and turns, while always chasing truth, goodness and beauty, and the path God has set before her. This spring she will graduate her first of five children, and will have 15 more years of homeschooling ahead in which to keep learning and growing. She posts on Instagram as @truthgoodnessandbeauty.
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!
Thank you to our sponsor:
This episode is sponsored by The Literary Life Conference. Cindy Rollins and Angelina Stanford are veteran homeschool moms and experienced teachers who share a passion for books and a life shaped by books. They also have a heart for homeschool moms! In response to hearing moms express disappointment that they can never travel to hear them speak, Cindy and Angelina decided to bring the conference to the moms!
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The conference includes a talk from Cindy and a talk from Angelina and caps off with a discussion, where both speakers will respond to each other’s talks and develop ideas further. Essentially, you will get to listen in on the conversations that Cindy and Angelina have at conferences behind the scenes. Angelina says, “I always thought that the best part of a conference was when we would build on each other’s talks and make new connections, but no one ever got to hear those moments. We decided in this conference to share that conversation with you.”
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- Rooted in Hope by Elizabeth Foss
- Who is Elizabeth Foss?
- Take Up and Read
- What is Lectio Divina?
- Ponder by Elizabeth Foss
- The Gospel of Luke (Catholic Commentary of Sacred Scripture study)
- The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour
- Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
- The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr
- What is CC?
- John Holt
- David Albert
- Sandra Dodd
- Bob Jones
- Charlotte Mason
- Susan Wise Bauer
- SS #43: Forgotten Classics (With Martin Cothran!)
- What is Morning Time?
- The Latin-Centered Curriculum by Andrew A. Campbell
- Lively Latin by John Colby
- What is Plutarch?
- What is MBTI and all those letters Amanda refers to?
- The Good and the Beautiful curriculum
- Beautiful Feet curriculum
- Math Mammoth
- Story of the World (volume 4) by Susan Wise Bauer
- Charlotte Mason’s 20 principles
- A. G. Sertillanges
- Charlotte Mason Boot Camp
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