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Articles by author: Kate Deddens

It’s All about Conversation: Discovering Pearls of Great Worth

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read It’s All about Conversation: Discovering Pearls of Great Worthby Kate Deddens One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may...
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The Blessings of Essentials

Think about the word “essence.” What does it evoke? To me, it calls to mind the idea of spirit. That is, when I consider the essence of something, I think of its central nature—the permanent characteristics of a thing, its fundamental and principal foundations and the...
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Why Write? Rhetoric Across the Curriculum

Writing well is an undisputed goal of excellent education. However, as with all things rich in character, the process of good writing bequeaths an even greater blessing. When we study formal writing using the five canons of rhetoric, we are also teaching our students...
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The Pitfalls of Perfectionism - Part II: Pride, Prejudice, and Pain

by Kate
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
categories: Articles
In an earlier article, I discussed the dangers of perfectionism as exhibited in protectionism and power (see The Pitfalls of Perfectionism, Part I). In these follow-up thoughts, I want to explore two additional ways in which perfectionism might affect our personalities...
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Lessons from The Meno for Challenge Parents and Tutors

A man once asked his teacher whether virtue could be taught. In the course of the conversation, not only did the man and his wise mentor discuss the topic of virtue, but a young slave boy, through the simple process of answering questions, stumbled upon the...
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