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Articles by author: Jennifer Courtney

Lessons from a First-Semester Challenge Parent

My children and I have been in Classical Conversations since the fall of 2005. At that time, my three children were ages six, four, and one. Now, after all of these years, I finally have a student in Challenge A. During our first semester, we learned quite a few...
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Putting the Puzzle Together: Integrating the Subjects

Do we live in a “uni-verse” or a “multi-verse?” If we agree we live in a universe governed by God’s providence, and not in a random cosmos made up of disconnected parts, how do we reinforce this idea with our children as we homeschool them and study with them?   When...
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Rigorous Academics: Preparation for Christian Service

From time to time, when I am speaking about classical, Christian education, parents express concern that the pursuit of knowledge or academic excellence is in conflict with preparation for Christian service. These parents rightly desire to instill in their children a...
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Book Review: Norms & Nobility

How often do we stop and truly ponder why we are pursuing classical, Christian education? The Bible tells us that “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Prov. 29:18, KJV). How often do we stop and renew our vision for our homeschool—the vision of classical,...
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Memory Work: A Personal Journey

For the last six years, I have encountered some of the same questions over and over again from families who are wondering about memory work. Why should I introduce difficult concepts to a young child? Why should I teach my children to memorize and recite things that...
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