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Why We Love the Patterns

by Jen
Wednesday, 17 April, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote in his 1964 book Understanding Media, “The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.” I think it is fair to say that mainstream education today shares some of that revulsion. This generation likes to color...
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Skills versus Subjects

by Lisa
Friday, 29 March, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Classical education is a “curious thing,” viewed from the perspective of a traditional educator. Traditional education emphasizes acquiring knowledge of a host of subjects through the passing of a multitude of classes en route to receiving a diploma. Classical...
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Eradicate Truncated Similes for Just 72¢ per Day!

WARNING: Before you read this article, please know that if you proceed you will inevitably become acutely aware of something that will, henceforth, continually unsettle you. If you are prepared for that eventuality, then read on. A few years ago, my family and I were...
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My Classical Journey with the Magi

by Jen
Wednesday, 19 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Last year, I had the opportunity to study T.S. Eliot's poem "The Journey of the Magi" with a high school student whom I was tutoring. I had read the poem before and my graduate school roommate was an Eliot aficionado, so I felt reasonably confident as I approached the...
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Language Arts, Spelling, Handwriting, and the Brain

by Matt
Friday, 09 November, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education, Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)
This article is based on a recent interview: Leigh! @ Lunch with Andrew Pudewa. In the interview, Andrew Pudewa and I discussed many things, but the following information really stood out as good, practical thoughts about language arts, spelling, handwriting, and the...
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