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Articles dated February 2014

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The Pitfalls of Perfectionism - Part I: Protectionism and Power

by Kate
Thursday, 06 February, 2014
categories: Articles
Classical, Christian education upholds a vision of excellence: in character (best described in terms of ethics), in knowledge and understanding (perhaps viewed as academics), and in biblical worldview (quite likely, wisdom: the fear of the Lord). It is important to...
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The Gift of Rhetoric, or What Are We Aiming for?

Rhetoric: the art of using words effectively in speaking or writing (Webster’s New World Dictionary) When we first started homeschooling, we read Debra Bell's Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling and felt compelled to write down our vision for homeschooling our children....
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A New Challenge in Teaching Formal Writing

by David
Tuesday, 04 February, 2014
categories: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Formal writing may be a dying art. Today, written communication is so easily produced that many forms of it are disposable. In previous generations, one might jot down a list for shopping and discard it when completed. However, today’s texts, tweets, emails, and posts...
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The Extraordinary FAQs

Chapter Three – Frequently Asked Questions The Extraordinary FAQsby Cara McLauchlan “The next time you meet someone new (any adult) don’t ask what he does for a living; instead, ask what he likes to do in his free time. You’ll either make him speechless or he won’t...
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