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Articles dated March 2014

What’s Your Big Hairy Monster?

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Chapters Six through Eight - Math, Geography, and Logic What’s Your Big Hairy Monster? by Cara McLauchlan “Teach your student to use these resources to find information about a concept he does not understand. Parents can model this habit for their students simply by...
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What I Love Most about Checklists

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by Jen
Friday, 28 March, 2014
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
What I love most about checklists is the moment when I mark the last item complete. There are few things as satisfying as the sight of that ink-blackened paper, demonstrating to the world that I have met all expectations for the day. I am convinced that checklists make...
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All Out for Pleasure

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by David
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
The Little Red Hen understood the real world. She asked for help as she planted, nurtured, harvested, milled, and baked. No one cared about helping with the work. Everyone wanted to enjoy the freshly baked bread. She rightly allowed only those who worked for the bread...
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The Blessings of Essentials

Think about the word “essence.” What does it evoke? To me, it calls to mind the idea of spirit. That is, when I consider the essence of something, I think of its central nature—the permanent characteristics of a thing, its fundamental and principal foundations and the...
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“The Wood where Things have no Names”: A Story of Latin and the Essentials Program, with Apologies to Dorothy Sayers

by Leslie
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
“. . . if I were asked what, of all the things I was ever taught, has been of the greatest practical use to me, I should have to answer: the Latin Grammar. An early grounding in the Latin Grammar has these advantages: 1. It is the quickest and easiest way to gain...
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