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Articles tagged Classical Model

What Is Classical Education?

The word classical or classic brings to mind a range of images. Some might think of classical music, classical literature, or a bald, bearded philosopher in a flowing robe. Classical education can be summarized simply as a set of skills (the Trivium) and a core content...
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Transforming the “Cram”—“Test”—“Dump” Model

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When you set out to learn something new, it can be encouraging to realize that it is akin to something you have already mastered. There is something comforting about, say, beginning a new, complex recipe for éclair cake with chocolate ganache and finding at its core...
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Classical Approach to Homeschooling: Part 1

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by Tori
Wednesday, 09 April, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)
“You mean I’m going to do this math book again next year?” my son complained as his father and I broke the devastating news to him last spring. “Yes, son. You haven’t mastered the concepts in this book yet and you need to have this down before we move on,” we gently...
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All Dressed Up for the Prom, but Will You Go?

Last week, a parent in my Classical Conversations group told me she enjoys Foundations, and looks forward to Challenge A and Challenge B, but she just does not know if she will go further with homeschooling after that. I told her I thought that would be like getting...
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Trivial or Essential, Classical Conversations

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela When I first came across this quote it begged me to ask, “Why?” I believe that a good education is necessary. Now as a student in the Rivendell Sanctuary Honors Program in...
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