Are you considering entering a role as a Licensed Director of a Classical Conversations community in your area? That’s great! Directing is a wonderful opportunity to ensure a local homeschool community where your family can thrive and where you can lead the next generation of lifelong learners.
8 Things to Love About Directing
Here are eight reasons why you might want to consider directing a local Classical Conversations community:
1. Ensure a Community Where Your Family Can Thrive
An obvious benefit to directing is simply guaranteeing a homeschool community of like-minded families to help you in your own family’s education. The truth is, every homeschool family needs support. It’s just not possible (or healthy, for that matter) to homeschool in isolation.
By taking the step to direct, you can create an environment where your student can thrive in a community with peers and where you can be encouraged and supported in your homeschooling journey by other parents all walking the same path together.
2. Provide a Program for Other Families
In a similar light, if you can become a Licensed Director, you’ll start a Classical Conversations program in your area for others who might be unable to step into that leadership position at the moment. For example, if you and several friends have young students, you can ensure a Foundations program for all your friends’ students (and your own, of course) by becoming a Director.
3. Grow as Your Child’s Parent-Teacher
One of the great things about directing is that we will provide you with equipping to start and run your own Classical Conversations community with confidence. In this process, you’ll not only learn skills to help families in your community thrive, but you’ll also develop personal teaching skills as you lead your community. So, as a Director, you’ll be better prepared to lead and teach your student at home.
4. Impact Community Location and Program Calendar
We’re not saying here that, as a Director, you get to make all the rules for your community. That would be unfair and ignorant of other families’ schedules, preferences, and needs.
However, as a Director, you will certainly be able to have a say in when and where your local community meets. Do you think your own church would be the perfect location for your community? As a Director, you can make that call to your pastor and encourage them to host your community in the church building.
5. Receive Specialized Training and Equipping
If you choose to direct, know that you will not be alone on the journey. Throughout every step of the process, we will equip you with resources and training to ensure that you can start and run a local community with confidence.
For instance, your Support Representative will walk alongside you and provide everything you need to start your community. In addition, you’ll receive access to specialized resources like training videos, documents, webinars, and more to help you lead your community well. You’ve got this. We’ve got you!
6. Engage With a Larger Community of Licensed Directors
At Classical Conversations, we’re committed to supporting Licensed Directors in every possible way. So, you’ll be invited to forums where you will get to meet and interact with other Directors who lead homeschool communities. You’ll gain advice and insights from those who have gone before you on this journey and — after you acquire some directing experience under your belt —impart some wisdom of your own to Directors just starting out.
7. Lead the Next Generation of Lifelong Learners
Many who direct do so out of a desire to lead the next generation of future world-changers, lifelong learners, and Christ-followers. So, one of the best reasons to direct your own community is that you’ll receive the opportunity to impact and inspire young students to pursue their interests and talents, form deep relationships with their peers in community, and strive to know God and to make Him known.
8. Income to Offset Your Homeschool Costs
As a Licensed Director, you’ll receive a predictable income to help offset the cost of your family’s enrollment in the Classical Conversations programs. This income is just another way we hope to support Directors in their journey and make homeschooling doable for their families!
Take Your First Steps to Direct
Do all of the above reasons to direct sound good to you? Then take the first steps to become a Licensed Director and click here. We look forward to helping you start and lead your own community!