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Articles tagged Courtney Sanford

Starting a Classical Conversation with Literature: The Plot Diagram

I am new to tutoring Challenge I, so I am learning as I go. However, isn’t that always the case? I am always learning.   I love literature, so I pour a lot of passion into the subject naturally. It is also one of the best seminars during which to learn how to engage in...
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Challenge: The Icing on the Cake (How to Manage Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge at the Same Time)

I used to think that Foundations was the best time of homeschool life. It is fun to sing the songs, read the picture books, and take lots of field trips. However, now that I have two teenagers in high school (Challenge I and Challenge II) I am experiencing some payoff...
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True Fellowship: Classical Conversations Community

There is a scene in The Fellowship of the Ring that totally redefined the word “fellowship” for me. “Fellowship” is a word that has become so common among church members that it has been watered down to mean almost nothing. If teens are talking outside, but doing...
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Promoted: the Role of the Classical Educator

“If the Challenge Guide has the weekly assignments in it, what do I do all summer?” asked a mom at a Parent Practicum. She had homeschooled her children for years before participating in Classical Conversations and she had recently decided to enroll her youngest child...
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Putting the Pieces Back Together: How to Get Started with Subject Integration at Home

Imagine I gently place a piece of colored glass in your hand. You could study its color, texture, size, and shape. Now, imagine I place more pieces in your hand until your hand is full. After studying each piece, you may decide you like some pieces better than others,...
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