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Articles tagged Courtney Sanford

Be Transformed

by Courtney and
Monday, 07 January, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
January is the best time to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. I’m using these cold winter nights to read the Challenge II literature because my oldest will be reading those books next year. I read the Challenge literature ahead of time so that I will be...
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I Am Not a Machine (Why we practice art and cursive, and how you can do it, too!)

by Courtney and
Monday, 03 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
I am not a machine, and neither are my children. That is one of the reasons I took them off the conveyor-belt-style education of public school. It is too easy, however, to slip into conveyor-belt education at home by taking the view that if all the blanks in the...
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The Art of Going to the Art Museum

by Courtney and
Wednesday, 03 October, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how,” quips the Cat in the Hat. He is referring to balancing a cup, plate, and teapot on top of his hat on a rainy day, but he speaks the truth, especially when it comes to art appreciation. Where I live in Raleigh, North...
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The Well-Made Bed

by Courtney and
Monday, 03 September, 2012
categories: Homeschooling Life
All good classical educators know about Susan Wise-Bauer’s book, The Well-Trained Mind. We would love to do everything she recommends, but before we can achieve a well-trained mind, I propose we begin with The Well-Made Bed. I mentioned this at dinner with some...
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The Joy of Foundations

by Courtney and
Monday, 06 August, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
One of the benefits of using the classical model of education is that it is the most efficient way to educate. That is because we are following the nature of a child: the model that follows God’s design. Read through Proverbs and you will see these three words over and...
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