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Articles dated October 2014

Why We Love the Patterns

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read   Cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote in his 1964 book Understanding Media, “The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.” I think...
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What I Teach When I Don't Get It

I loved teaching logic to my girls. I spent multiple years teaching logic as a Challenge B tutor and I mastered the subject (at least to some degree!). Revealing the patterns and intricacies of the subject was exhilarating for me, and I felt equal to most of the...
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Getting It All Done: Ten Tips from a Classical Conversations Veteran

I think I know you. Like me, you are convinced the Christian classical idea is good for your family, but in practice it means long days, hard work, and utter madness on the day before community. If you have children in more than one program you find yourself stretched...
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Step 1 in Math Is Philosophy

Math and philosophy are inextricably linked. Unfortunately, students would never be able to know this from reading most mathematics textbooks. Elementary and high school mathematics textbooks are all geared around specific tools for specific types of problems. This is...
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A Call to Leadership

There’s a funny thing about community: a pattern so evident, one that we see so often, that we could say it’s intrinsic to our nature as humans. The pattern is this: successful, enduring communities have faithful, diligent leaders. Try to imagine a group of people...
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