Are you curious about the classical education model? Do you know about the tools of learning? Listen in on this chat with Robert Bortins, the CEO of Classical Conversations, as he helps us understand the classical model, along with providing additional encouragement and perspective.
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EPISODE #65: Interview with Robert Bortins of Classical Conversations
Chief Executive Officer of Classical Conversations is a job that Robert Bortins was born into, literally. Dissatisfied with the education options she found as a new mom, Leigh Bortins decided first to homeschool her four sons, then develop her own curriculum with Robert, her oldest son, as her first pupil in 1997.
Robert earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University in 2006. In 2011, after serving in the corporate sector, he returned to the family business to develop a marketing program for Classical Conversations and was appointed CEO in 2012.
In the years since Robert Bortins became CEO, the company has grown by 300 percent to become the world’s largest classical homeschooling organization, serving more than 125,000 students in 42 countries, and has been named a Certified Best Christian Workplace by BCWI for four years in a row.
Robert and his wife, April, live in North Carolina with their three children.
Topics & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- What were the benefits of homeschooling that you saw in your own experience?
- What does a “classical” homeschool education look like?
- Classical Education Made Approachable
- Recommended Trilogy: The Core, The Question, and The Conversation by Leigh Bortins
- What does Classical Conversations offer to homeschool families?
- FREE Parent Practicum to learn more about the tools of learning
- Find a Classical Conversations Community near you!
- How to Survive & Thrive This Summer >> download this list from CC