Did you know that forty percent of mums spend at least two hours in the car every day? This audiobook will help you make the most of that time, allowing you to learn the basic principles of classical homeschooling while you’re on the go.

Narrated by Laura Bos.

 Recommended in Program(s): Scribblers, Foundations, Essentials
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What families are saying:

"Last year at Practicum I purchased The Core audiobook and since then I would estimate having listened to it ten times. Many of those were heard by my family members as well! It has been so helpful for me to hear these terms, concepts and wise words over and over again (how classical!)" — Melissa



Palgrave Macmillan

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After earning a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Leigh worked in the aerospace industry before beginning her work as an educator. She also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Having taught study skills for 30 years to children and adults, Leigh has written several books, including The Core, The Question and The Conversation, a series which explores the classical trivium from a parent’s perspective. She has also authored complete, Reception to Upper Sixth curriculum guides for parents and home education tutors across the globe as the founder and chief visionary officer of Classical Conversations, Inc.

Leigh home educated her four boys with her husband, Robert. It was in this undertaking she experienced the time-tested privilege of learning by the classical method and found a way to promote the fundamentals of education and exercise critical thinking skills.

She is currently completing development of a maths curriculum called The Math Map, mapping the structure of Reception to Upper Sixth maths from a classical, Christian perspective.

Leigh and Robert Bortins, their children, and their grandchildren live near Pinehurst, North Carolina.

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