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Beyond Digital Natives: Fostering Depth in the Classroom w/ Dr. David Diener

Episode Summary: In this episode of BaseCamp Live, Davies and Dr. David Diener discuss how technology has changed education and why classical education is important for this cultural moment. Dr. Diener emphasizes that classical education plays a crucial role in fostering critical thinking and adaptability, essential skills for navigating the complexities of the modern age….

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ScreenSmart: Fostering Healthy Digital Habits for Kids with Keith McCurdy

Episode Summary In episode four of Live Sturdy Conversations, Davies and Keith dig into the topic of technology’s overwhelming influence on both parenting and education. Keith clarifies that he supports technology but emphasizes the need to be discerning in its use, challenging myths about its role in education and entertainment. Davies and Keith examine specific…

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Breaking the Mold: Addressing Toxic Masculinity for Our Boys with Nancy Pearcey

Episode Summary In this episode of BaseCamp Live, host Davies Owens engages in a thought-provoking conversation with bestselling author and scholar Nancy Pearcey about her latest book, The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes. Pearcey, a respected figure in evangelical circles, sheds light on modern masculinity’s cultural challenges and offers insights into…

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Raising Students With Gritty Work Ethics with Tami Peterson

Episode Summary: Join us for an enlightening conversation with Tami Peterson, Founder and CEO of Life Architects, a renowned career coaching and consulting group. Host Davies Owens delves into instilling a solid work ethic in today’s youth, exploring the challenges and solutions in partnership between schools and homes. About Tami Peterson: Tami Peterson holds an…

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Rapid Growth, High Demand: The State of Classical Education w/ Jeremy Tate

Episode Summary: Over the past two decades, classical education has witnessed rapid growth and high demand, transforming from a niche concept to a widely recognized educational approach. From traditional classrooms to homeschooling environments, the surge in interest begs the question: Is classical education merely a passing trend, or are we experiencing an educational renaissance? In…

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Are Classical Schools Too Difficult?

Episode Summary: In this episode of BaseCamp Live, we tackle the question: Are Classical Christian schools too challenging? Join us as we explore the nuances of academic rigor, individual learning needs, and the balance between challenging students and overwhelming them. With special guest Heather Lloyd, Founder and CEO of Concordis Education Partners, we unpack the…

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Nurturing Spiritual Formation in Today’s Youth

BaseCamp Live Podcast Episode #274: Nurturing Spiritual Formation in Today’s Youth Episode Summary: Join us for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Chap Clark, a distinguished researcher and scholar dedicated to the well-being of young people. With decades of experience in youth ministry, academia, and church leadership, Dr. Clark shares invaluable insights into nurturing spiritual formation…

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Are Classical Schools Elitist?

BaseCamp Live Episode #273: Are Classical Schools Elitist? Episode Summary: In a world where the idea of excellence can sometimes be misconstrued as elitism, classical education is often scrutinized. Uniforms, a rigorous curriculum, and a culture that upholds values of truth, goodness, and beauty can sometimes give off an impression of exclusivity. But is classical…

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Culture-Shaping House Programs w/ Jordan Tucker

Classical Christian education is a powerful antidote to the all-pervasive and alluring secular culture that daily pulls and shapes what our children love. The effectiveness of our schools is not only the content of our  Great Books curriculum and training the mind with skills of logic and rhetoric, but our ability to form habits, loves,…

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Senior Thesis Perspective: Joyful Learning w/ Christina Burkhalter

On this episode of BaseCamp Live, we hear a first-hand perspective from the high school classroom. The capstone project for every CCE student is their senior thesis. Senior Christina Burkhalter joins me to share the thesis she wrote, presented, and defended, titled: The Art of Classical Education as an Effort to Restore the Joy of Learning….

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