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Articles tagged Conversation

The Power of Community—It’s Not What You Think

Someone recently asked me to weigh in on their “be part of a local community” or “do CC at home” dilemma. As I began to gather my thoughts, identify my best examples, and marshal my arguments, I realized that for me, the jury is not still out. I am wholly sold out to...
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From One Ill-equipped Leader to Another

  This is a month of confessions, and I have another one today. When I find myself in the role of a tutor or team leader, I’m a master of making it about me, not about my fellow students. As a graduate teaching assistant, I often came into classes so impressed with my...
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From One Unprepared Student to Another

I have a confession to make. When life strikes with all its messy chaos, I’m a master of pretending to read things I haven’t read. I plagiarized a literature paper in high school because of it. I wrote an entire in-class essay quiz in graduate school based on a book I...
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Embracing the Awkward Pause

Dealing with the awkward pause in a Challenge-level class can be, dare we say it, challenging. As tutors and as parents, our goal is to draw out the answer from our students, but how? One of the crucial elements of a meaningful conversation, oddly enough, is silence....
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Harness the Power of the Question

Recently, I was pleased to attend Challenge A training at one of Classical Conversations’s summer Parent Practicums. One of the main goals for Challenge A is to harness the power of the question and, to that end, we learn to develop excellent questions which will spur...
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