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Articles tagged Dialogue

What Our Children Are Learning in Challenge Class

So you have a child in Challenge class and you aren’t sure exactly what’s going on there. You know they are reading a lot of books, studying Latin, and learning math, science, and history. You wonder, though, “What exactly are they doing during class?” Perhaps you don’...
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Stick in the Sand: The Place of Technology in Community

When teaching my own boys or when tutoring Classical Conversations students, I always ask myself this question: If I only had a stick and sand, could I engage and effectively dialogue with my students about the concept I want to teach them? Asking this question helps...
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Rock-solid Retention, Rigorous Exploration, and Right Decision

In our society, we often think of skills as a set of “expert” techniques that we apply to particular activities. We classify ourselves, among other things, as “skilled” doctors, electricians, musicians, basketball players, teachers, cooks, or decorators. We tend to...
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The Power of a Question

by Lisa
Friday, 11 October, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
May I ask you a question? As a mom, I am good at that: “Are you up yet?”“Do you need some help?”“Why did you leave that here?”“Is your throat sore?”“When will you be back?”“Do you call that clean?” As a homeschool mom of two for more than a dozen years, I have...
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Peace Talks

We all know, from watching political events unfold as well as from negotiating with our children over school work, bed times, chores, and sibling squabbles, that ‘peace talks’ are a way to resolve conflict. How many of us realize, however, that the activity of...
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