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Articles tagged Asking Good Questions

How to Ask Better Questions (and Why It Matters)

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by Jen
Thursday, 05 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Why is it so difficult to ask good questions? This year, I have been part of a team working on Leigh Bortins’ forthcoming book, The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education. Leigh’s book is a survival guide for homeschooling through junior...
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It's All about Conversation: Discovering Pearls of Great Worth

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4, KJV   The Classical Conversations Challenge programs are...
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Learning to Be Musical

You may remember from my previous article that I argued that we are all—barring some handicap—able to be musical. Therefore, I will not go into much detail about that point because that article addresses most of my reasons for believing this. Keeping this in mind,...
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Preschool Philosophers?? The Art of Asking Good Questions

I sometimes think that preschoolers make the best philosophers. In order to study philosophy, you must possess three attributes: a ton of curiosity, openness to considering new or different answers, and a relentless ability to ask questions. Mortimer Adler writes...
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The "Who-What-How-What"

by Courtney and
Tuesday, 03 January, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
It looks like the name of a Dr. Seuss character, but in my house the “Who-What-How-What” refers to literary analysis. Do not tell the kids, though, that would take the fun out of it.  It is a series of questions that helps us talk, think, and write about literature....
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