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One mom�s story
Volume 55, Program 16
10/4/2004
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Are you intrigued by classical education but overwhelmed at the same time? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris and his guest talk about how to make classical education more manageable for your homeschool.

    Michael Farris:
    This week on Home School Heartbeat, I'm joined by Leigh Bortins, who's a homeschool mom and founder of Classical Conversations. Leigh, welcome to the program.

    Leigh Bortins:
    Thanks, Mike, it's really good to be here.

    Mike:
    Leigh, tell us about your homeschooling background and how you got interested in classical education.

    Leigh:
    My husband and I, we've always enjoyed homeschooling our four boys, and about eight years ago I was excited when I read Dorothy Sayers' essay, "The Lost Tools of Learning." I recognized that the tools she described were not being taught in our homeschool, yet they could be and in fact they should be taught in order to really educate our boys. So we spent a lot of time just training ourselves in the classical model and have really come to appreciate Proverbs 25:2 where it talks about, "The glory of God is to conceal a matter, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter." The classical model allows us to give our boys the tools they need to search out the hidden things of God. And so we really enjoy the classical model for all the benefits it's given us.

    Mike:
    Leigh, Dorothy Sayers' essay is what first got me interested in classical education as well and is what led to the classical approach that we have at Patrick Henry College. I appreciate you sharing that. Thanks; we look forward to being with you tomorrow. I'm Mike Farris.

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Classical Conversations

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