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Articles by author: Kathy Sheppard

The Power of the Daily Quiz

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When I was a new Latin student many years ago, my teachers showed me the power of the daily quiz. I took those quizzes very seriously and always aimed for getting 100%. My teachers emphasized mastery, therefore they would let us take the quizzes over and over (some...
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Two Valuable Things I Learned in my College Education Classes

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I loved my college and my Latin education. However, the education classes were not as fruitful as I had expected. I really did not learn what I needed to know about teaching techniques until I was out in the trenches. All the theory in the world does not really enable...
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How to Watch Frozen Classically

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Students in the grammar stage typically enjoy repetition and memorization. Often, they especially enjoy the repetition and memorization of books or movies that, while not particularly noteworthy, are significant to them. Right now, my daughters are listening to Andrew...
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How to Get Ready for Challenge Latin

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For most of us, the return of the school year brings with it both joys and challenges. If your enthusiasm this year is tempered by a little trepidation about your student’s Latin studies, I am here to help! Let me share with you a checklist of simple steps that will...
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What to Do about Elementary School Latin

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I sometimes see posts on the Classical Conversations Facebook page that remind me of an article I should write (gratias tibi ago—thank you). Many times in these posts, people ask when they should start Latin with their child beyond the Latin in the Foundations Guide....
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