Echo in Celebration:

A Call to Home-Centered Education

Children are natural learners, and building a core foundation at an early age is critical to their success both educationally and in life. In this book, education expert and author Leigh A. Bortins incorporates the best ideas from the ancients and gives parents the tools to revive classical learning. Published in 2008.

Children are natural learners, and building a core foundation at an early age is critical to their success both educationally and in life. In this book, education expert and author Leigh A. Bortins incorporates the best ideas from the ancients and gives parents the tools to revive classical learning. Published in 2008.


The Core:

Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education

The Core¬†provides a perfect introduction for parents looking to understand the benefits of the classical model, while learning how to implement such a study in their own home. With a chapter on the primary subjects taught: reading, writing, math, geography, history, science, and the fine arts, you’ll be inspired to learn more about learning yourself!

Discover why classical education emphasizes specific educational elements and be encouraged in your journey by the tips and personal anecdotes woven throughout. Published 2010.


The Question:

Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

The Question, shows parents and teachers how to ask questions that generate discussion, spark curiosity, and build strong parent-child relationships.

This follow-up book to Bortins’ The Core, gives parents the confidence they need to guide their children’s education through middle school and beyond. Published 2013.


The Conversation:

Challenging Your Student with a Classical Education

The Conversation helps both parents and students to understand the importance of rhetoric-and provides a model to help young adults to think independently. The first section provides an overview of rhetoric along with an exhortation (accompanied by helpful tips and guidance) for parents to keep homeschooling their kids through high school. The second section models a rhetorical education in reading, speech & debate, writing, science, math, government & economics, history, Latin and foreign languages, and fine arts; examples of real-world conversations and projects are also included to help explain rhetoric in light of real-life homeschooling. Published in 2015.