Exploring Educational Philosophies

Tune into this week’s episode as hosts Tatiana Fallon and Heidi Christianson delve into the dynamic landscape of homeschooling methodologies. This episode provides a detailed look at four distinct educational approaches: classical education, leadership education, traditional education, and the Charlotte Mason method. They explore the evolution from the structured, history-focused classical method inspired by “The Well-Trained Mind” to the more fluid and flexible leadership education, which emphasizes child-led learning and real-world application. Join Tatiana and Heidi as they share personal stories and practical advice on integrating these methodologies to cultivate a rich, adaptable homeschooling environment.


The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

Modern Miss Mason by Leah Boden

Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter

Free to Learn by Peter Gray

Little Britches#1: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

Cynthia Hampton – A Guiding Star podcast episode

00:00 Welcome to Our Homeschooling Journey!
00:06 The Evolution of Our Homeschooling Methods
00:33 The Classical Education Experiment
01:41 Adjusting to Reality: The Shift from Classical to Creative
04:30 Embracing Leadership Education and Personalized Learning
08:22 Reflecting on Educational Philosophies and Goals
15:47 A Critical Look at Traditional Schooling Systems
20:58 Choosing the Right Educational Path for Your Child
28:25 The Importance of Vision in Education and Parenting
30:22 Exploring Homeschooling Expectations and Realities
31:09 The Journey of Personal Growth Through Homeschooling
31:54 Responsibility and Education Models
32:40 Embracing the Homeschooling Lifestyle
34:00 The Importance of Reading and Experiential Learning
36:57 Navigating Life’s Challenges While Homeschooling
38:13 Managing Home and Education: A Balancing Act
43:31 Leadership Education: A Personalized Approach
49:23 Empowerment Through Intentional Parenting
54:44 Vision and Legacy: The Long-Term Impact of Education