The Question: Teaching Your Children the Essentials of Classical Education, written by Classical Conversations' founder, Leigh Bortins, is a must-have designed to generate discussion, spark curiosity, and build strong relationships with your students by teaching with questions.

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What families are saying:

“The five common topic questions truly are a secret weapon to easy dialogue! But even more than helping us know what to talk about, they guide us in listening to our conversation partner and help us truly love our neighbor. Try it out the next time you are at a loss in conversation; you just might be surprised.” — Kathy Donegia
“The older I get, the more concerned I am about the challenge of passing my faith and my truth and value systems on to my children and grandchildren. The Bortins book strikes me as a most helpful contribution to that important discussion.” — Joel Belz, founder of World Magazine



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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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