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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.
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For Show Notes and Information about this podcast, visit https://IEW.com/Podcast

The Arts of Language Podcast IEW (Andrew Pudewa)

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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.
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For Show Notes and Information about this podcast, visit https://IEW.com/Podcast

    Episode 349: The Goodness of Memory

    Episode 349: The Goodness of Memory

    In the modern world, the education system places little emphasis on rote learning and memorization. As Andrew points out in this episode, though, our memory is what allows us to act, talk, and create new things. Tune in to learn how

    a memorized repertoire enriches and furnishes the mind. Toward the end of the

    conversation, Andrew notes that the more one practices memorizing, the easier the task becomes!

    Referenced Materials
    Nurturing Competent Communicators audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    By Heart — The Goodness of Memory audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    Ten Thousand Times and Then Begins Understanding audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization
    Transcript of Podcast Episode 349
    If you have questions for Andrew, send them to podcast@IEW.com

    Perhaps your question will be answered at the next Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have questions about IEW products or classes, contact customer service at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com

    Episode 348: Nature Deficit Disorder

    Episode 348: Nature Deficit Disorder

    As the days cool down with the autumn season, it is a great time to explore the outdoors. Andrew and Julie focus this week's podcast on the importance for children to spend time in the natural world. Recounting stories from his childhood, Andrew shares the powerful impact that nature has had on his life. He discusses modern impediments to spending time in nature and offers practical ways families can prioritize exposure to the natural environment.

    Referenced Materials
    Nature Deficit Disorder audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
    Children & Nature Network
    Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    Bud & Me by Alta Abernathy
    Little Britches by Ralph Moody
    Paper and Pen audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    1000 Hours Outside™
    Transcript of Podcast Episode 348
    If you have questions for Andrew, send them to podcast@IEW.com

    Perhaps your question will be answered at the next Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have questions about IEW products or classes, contact customer service at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com

    Episode 347: A Citation Pathway – A Conversation with Denise Kelley

    Episode 347: A Citation Pathway – A Conversation with Denise Kelley

    When writers gather information from outside sources, it is important to give credit where credit is due and to cite the sources. Although this is important, learning to cite sources in various formats can be overwhelming, especially for younger students. This week, Andrew and Julie welcome IEW's Senior Product Manager, Denise Kelley, to speak about documentation. In this episode Denise discusses how IEW's products utilize the EZ+1 method to teach documentation by gradually teaching students how to cite sources in a step-by-step process.

    Referenced Materials
    Denise Kelley
    Live Online Writing Classes from IEW
    EasyBib®
    Citation Machine®
    Dr. James B. Webster
    Purdue OWL®
    Theme-Based Writing Lessons
    Transcript of Podcast Episode 347
    If you have questions for Andrew, send them to podcast@IEW.com

    Perhaps your question will be answered at the next Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have questions about IEW products or classes, contact customer service at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com

    Episode 346: Leading and Loving Compelling Literature Discussions †

    Episode 346: Leading and Loving Compelling Literature Discussions †

    How can teachers lead meaningful and compelling literature conversations? To answer the question, Andrew and Julie welcome Amanda Butler to the podcast. Amanda is a homeschool mom, tutor, and Vice President of Training and Support for Classical Conversations. In this episode Amanda shares her number one tool for leading literature discussions: the five common topics of dialectic. Amanda explains how she guides her students through each of the topics, asking questions along the way to help them think about and engage with the books they are reading.
    Referenced Materials
    "The Four Language Arts"
    Article
    Audio talk
    Podcast Series: Listening | Speaking | Reading | Writing | Thinking

    Classical Conversations
    Primary Arts of Language 
    The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    The Odyssey by Homer
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    The Core by Leigh A. Bortins
    The Question by Leigh A. Bortins
    The Conversation by Leigh A. Bortins
    Transcript of Podcast Episode 346
    If you have questions for Andrew, send them to podcast@IEW.com
    Perhaps your question will be answered at the next Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).
    If you have questions about IEW products or classes, contact customer service at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
    † Contains distinctly Christian content
     
    MEET OUR GUEST

    After a nearly decade-long career in semiconductor process engineering (a.k.a. playing with electrons), Amanda Butler stumbled into her true vocation while helping elementary school students memorize Bible verses during Vacation Bible School.  Since making the transition from electrons to children, she has taught in various capacities including private tutoring, public school, private school, and now homeschooling.  Amanda and her family made Classical Conversations the core of their homeschool after discovering Classical Conversations during a dinner party in 2008. She began her tenure in CC as a Foundations Tutor and has served as a Challenge A and IV Director, Challenge A Academic Advisor, Academic Development Manager, and now VP of Training and Support. One of Amanda’s favorite things about Classical Conversations is that homeschooling families are rightly recognized as image-bearers of God and accordingly encouraged and equipped to better know God, themselves, and the world around them via ongoing conversations with one another. 

    Episode 345: Homeschool 101 – A Conversation with Cathy Duffy

    Episode 345: Homeschool 101 – A Conversation with Cathy Duffy

    For this Homeschool 101 episode, Andrew and Julie invited Cathy Duffy to join them. Cathy is a homeschool mom, author, and the founder of Cathy Duffy Reviews. In this episode the three discuss Cathy's recently released book: 103 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. The book includes chapters on how teaching parents can choose curriculum for their students along with reviews of curriculum in a variety of subjects.

    Referenced Materials
    Cathy Duffy Reviews
    103 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
    Structure and Style for Students
    Transcript of Podcast Episode 345
    If you have questions for Andrew, send them to podcast@IEW.com

    Perhaps your question will be answered at the next Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have questions about IEW products or classes, contact customer service at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com

    Episode 344: Supporting Co-ops across the Country

    Episode 344: Supporting Co-ops across the Country

    Many homeschool families find community by joining a homeschool co-op. Co-ops are an opportunity for teaching parents and students to seek encouragement and educational support. In this week's episode, Andrew and Julie discuss the different types of co-ops, share some of their benefits, and offer resources for those currently enrolled in or interested in joining a co-op. 

    REFERENCED MATERIALS
    Fatherhood and Family – A Dad Talk
    Podcast series: Part 1 | Part 2

    "Mixed-Age Classrooms" by Andrew Pudewa
    However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa
    Your Morning Basket
    "How We Started Our Own Classical Co-op" by Pam Barnhill
    Kristi Clover
    Do you use a homeschool co-op? video by Kristi Clover
    Structure and Style for Students
    Theme-Based Writing Lessons
    Live Online Writing Classes from IEW
    Homeschool Co-op Help
    Transcript of Podcast Episode 344
    If you have questions for Andrew, send them to podcast@iew.com

    Perhaps your question will be answered at the next Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have questions about IEW products or classes, contact customer service at 800.856.5815 or info@iew.com

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