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Articles by author: Jen Greenholt

Finding the Right Words for Christmas

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by Jen
Friday, 27 December, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
It has been a cold December day and I am sitting inside wishing for a fire to warm my hands. A pot of chicken broth is bubbling on the stove. Tonight, as I chopped vegetables and threw handfuls of herbs into the pot, I thought about the flavorful liquid that comes from...
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Homeschooling and the College Question (Part 2)

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by Jen
Tuesday, 03 December, 2013
categories: College and Post Graduation
"Describe the last excellent conversation you had. What triggered it?" "What is the most important lesson you will take from high school to your next endeavor?" "Who do you want to be your mentor for the next two to seven years?" "Where can you find people whose...
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Homeschooling and the College Question

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Autumn is a season of deadlines for the parents of high school students. If your student is preparing for college, career, or other forms of continuing education, you are probably swimming in standardized tests, personal statements, and transcripts. I well remember...
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How to Ask Better Questions (and Why It Matters)

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by Jen
Thursday, 05 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Why is it so difficult to ask good questions? This year, I have been part of a team working on Leigh Bortins’ forthcoming book, The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education. Leigh’s book is a survival guide for homeschooling through junior...
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Rethinking the Daily Grind

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by Jen
Friday, 09 August, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
When I was in high school, one of my favorite attention-getting quotations came from the famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): “Without my morning coffee, I’m just like a dried-up piece of roast goat.”1 Reciting this line was guaranteed to generate...
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