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Articles by author: Courtney Sanford

I Am Not a Machine (Why we practice art and cursive, and how you can do it, too!)

by Courtney
Monday, 03 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
I am not a machine, and neither are my children. That is one of the reasons I took them off the conveyor-belt-style education of public school. It is too easy, however, to slip into conveyor-belt education at home by taking the view that if all the blanks in the...
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The Art of Going to the Art Museum

by Courtney
Wednesday, 03 October, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how,” quips the Cat in the Hat. He is referring to balancing a cup, plate, and teapot on top of his hat on a rainy day, but he speaks the truth, especially when it comes to art appreciation. Where I live in Raleigh, North...
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The Well-Made Bed

by Courtney
Monday, 03 September, 2012
categories: Homeschooling Life
All good classical educators know about Susan Wise-Bauer’s book, The Well-Trained Mind. We would love to do everything she recommends, but before we can achieve a well-trained mind, I propose we begin with The Well-Made Bed. I mentioned this at dinner with some...
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The Joy of Foundations

by Courtney
Monday, 06 August, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
One of the benefits of using the classical model of education is that it is the most efficient way to educate. That is because we are following the nature of a child: the model that follows God’s design. Read through Proverbs and you will see these three words over and...
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Let’s Liven Up Latin!

by Courtney
Monday, 04 June, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
One reason for the study of Latin is that it is rigorous—translating is similar to working mathematical equations. I love this about Latin. I also love the fact that eventually I will be able to read ancient writings myself; I will be able to appreciate Cicero not only...
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