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Are you a homeschool parent, a teacher or a tutor who wants to better understand Classical Education? Do you want to excel as an educator and hone your craft? Then this weekly podcast is for you! Learn how Classical Education can inspire your lessons, lead to flourishing students, and bring about positive transformation for you and those you impact. Join veteran educator Crystal Joy Campbell in CLASSICAL MATTERS for thoughts, ideas and insights to take yourself to a new level.

CLASSICAL MATTERS with Crystal Joy Campbell Crystal

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Are you a homeschool parent, a teacher or a tutor who wants to better understand Classical Education? Do you want to excel as an educator and hone your craft? Then this weekly podcast is for you! Learn how Classical Education can inspire your lessons, lead to flourishing students, and bring about positive transformation for you and those you impact. Join veteran educator Crystal Joy Campbell in CLASSICAL MATTERS for thoughts, ideas and insights to take yourself to a new level.

    Music: more than what you hear

    Music: more than what you hear

    Can you believe that Julie Andrew’s was more than right to sing that the hills are alive with music?
    Today we’re talking about music as the quadrivium sees it, we’re pushing the boundaries of our understanding and venturing into the deep. 
    I don’t want to give it away, but it’s not just about those beautiful sounds you hear… so stick around.
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    • 7 min
    Math: the elephant in the room

    Math: the elephant in the room

    Those tears over MATH are not tears of joy? How can that be? 
    We’re talking about that elephant in the room of most homeschools – Math- that time of day when anxiety sky-rockets and often overflows into tears. Math often leaves homeschool mamas puzzling and lamenting about what to do about this most hated subject.
    Stick around as we dive in and explore how classical education approaches math.
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    • 7 min
    The Quadrivium in the Hands of a Child

    The Quadrivium in the Hands of a Child

    This week explore with me how the workings of a child can inspire us to consider the Quadrivium in our classical program. Seeing the arts  of mathematics, music, geometry and astronomy as a language in the natural world, a language where pattern, quantity, shape and motion give rise to wonder.
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    • 6 min
    The Comparison Trap

    The Comparison Trap

    We all do it! We compare ourselves to other homeschool moms and generally it doesn't serve us well. Often it will leave us more frustrated and overwhelmed, topped with a feeling of inadequacy.
    But we often compare because we are in desperate need of feedback. It's helpful to better understand how we are doing, what's going well, and/ what needs attention. Get the feedback you need with appropriate assessment, specifically made for the homeschool mama.

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    • 6 min
    #29 - Mimetic Wrap-Up

    #29 - Mimetic Wrap-Up

    Starting with episode 25, we’ve journeyed through whys, whats and how tos of the 5 stages of Mimetic Teaching. Have a listen because these episodes give us a spring board to get us on our way and set the course to hone our craft. So stick around as we wrap up this mini-series on Mimetic teaching.
    If you are joining us for the first time today, mimetic teaching is one of the two teaching tools or modes used by classical educators. This tool can really transform your lessons. I found my children actually learn better when I use the 5 stages of Mimetic teaching. Jump back to episodes 25 through 28.  It’s really worth it. They will catch you up on this whole Mimetic teaching thing.  
    Now let’s jump in.
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    • 5 min
    #28 - 40% of your Mimetic Lesson is spent here

    #28 - 40% of your Mimetic Lesson is spent here

    40%  of my lesson time should be spent doing what?
    Crystal Joy Campbell here.  Thanks for joining me in Classical Matters.
    We’re talking about what we should be doing with most of our lesson time when teaching mimetically… and well I don’t want to give it away but it’s not teaching…so stick around.
    So if you are joining us today for the first time and are new to Mimetic teaching, it would be very helpful to you to pause here and go back and listen to episode 25, 26 & 27. In these episodes, we explored 3 of the five stages of a Mimetic teaching.  To re-cap we have gone over, stage 4, expression, and stage 5, application. And last week we briefly touched on stage 1 Presentation.  Today, let’s take a look closer look at the whys and whats of stage 1. 
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    • 8 min

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