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Articles dated November 2013

What is the Difference Between Classical and Conventional Education?

by Andrew
Friday, 08 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
The heart of the difference between classical and conventional education is not in curriculum or teaching methods, though those are effected. The heart of the issue is in goals and beliefs. Our practices often entangle us so much that we cannot get back to the things...
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Classical Education Myth #1: Classical education is just rote memorization.

by Jennifer
Wednesday, 06 November, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
Over the years of studying classically with my children and working with Classical Conversations, I have heard a lot of myths about classical education. By myth, I do not mean the epic poems of Homer designed to present our children with examples of heroes to follow...
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What if Adam and Eve had been Challenge Students?

by Brian
Tuesday, 05 November, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Recently, a few of our city commissioners tried to pass an ordinance that was clearly unbiblical. As I was discussing it with others, I stumbled upon a disturbing trend. While everyone I talked with agreed that the ordinance was wrong, most could not effectively...
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The Question Expedition

“I do not want my children’s education to be so fast-paced and so abstract that there is no time to meditate on the fantastical. I do not want them to treat glorious facts as mundane.”– Leigh Bortins, The Question Sometimes I think about homeschooling as if it is an...
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My Favorite Sources for Really Good Books

by Beth
Friday, 01 November, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
He ate and drank the precious words,His spirit grew robust,He knew no more that he was poor,Or that his frame was dust.He danced along the dingy waysAnd this bequest of wingsWas but a book. What libertyA loosened spirit brings. - Emily Dickinson,The Poems of Emily...
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