Forming Lifelong Readers with Holly Doden

Ever wondered how to foster a genuine love for reading in a world dominated by screens? On this episode of Basecamp Live, we’re joined by Holly Doden, a beacon in the world of classical Christian education, who shares her enthralling journey from public school to where she is today. Holly’s enlightening insights on creating habits that lead to a love of reading will leave you inspired and armed with practical techniques to help raise a generation that cherishes truth, beauty, and goodness.

Our conversation takes us on a captivating exploration of the profound power of stories and their potential to shape our worldviews. Recalling Heidi White’s stirring talk, we reflect on how engaging with stories can truly transform us. We delve into the concept of a morning basket, an inventive way to jumpstart the day with beauty and meaningful literature. This discussion promises an intellectual feast, sure to inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity in you.

As parents, our role in nurturing lifelong readers is vital, and in this episode, we don’t shy away from discussing this. We offer practical advice on how to model behavior that encourages reading, creating a conducive learning environment, and fostering open discussions about books. Get ready to join us on a journey filled with practical tips and strategies to cultivate a love for reading in our children, amidst a world full of distractions.

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Biography: Holly Doden

Holly’s passion for education has been a lifelong pursuit. Her journey began with tutoring underserved students during high school, and it evolved into a formal education, earning both a B.A. and M.A. in education from Biola University. With experience as a teacher and leader in various educational settings, including traditional public, charter, and Christian schools, she discovered the classical Christian tradition when it came time to educate her own children. For the past eight years, she has been actively engaged in homeschooling and classical Christian school environments.

Currently pursuing an Ed.S. in leadership for classical Christian education from Gordon College, Holly is deeply committed to exploring how the classical Christian tradition can guide us in becoming culture makers and curators for the glory of God. She shares her insights and enthusiasm on the Good Way podcast.