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Articles by author: Matt Bianco

History Lessons

History is where I have learned the most about classical education—well, that and Latin, math, science, literature, and music. Every subject, I suppose, teaches us about classical education, if we study it classically. Every subject becomes an example by which we can...
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Raising a Discoverer

What do you believe about children and learning? In any learning environment we consider—public, private, or home school— some children seem to enjoy learning while others seem to be bored or frustrated by it. Parents and teachers will go to great lengths to make...
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Why Math Is Important: The Student View

Why Math Is Important: The Student Viewby Ada Bianco Introduction by Matt Bianco: A couple of weeks ago, I asked my son to write an extra essay for a project we were working on for the Classical Conversations practicum. I allowed him to work on that essay instead of...
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Home for the Holidays

They say the holidays bring people together. I don’t know who “they” are, but I suppose the statement is mostly true. My own son will be coming home from his freshman year of college, precisely because it is the holidays. And yes, I will use that word, not because it...
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Lessons in Learning: Lincoln Logs and Legos Teach an Old Dad New Tricks

It’s December; it’s Christmas. So, I’m thinking about gifts and toys and all of the fun things that children like and what they can do with those things. Last week, after my family decorated our Christmas tree, my fourteen-year-old daughter pulled out a set of Lincoln...
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