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Articles tagged Jennifer Courtney

Challenge: The Moment You've Waited For

The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten...
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Are Our Communities Vehicles of Grace?

Sometimes God likes to hit us over the head with a two-by-four. Not literally, in my case. However, for the last six months, God has been teaching me about His grace. First, a friend recommended a little devotional book about the prodigal son. Then, another friend...
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What Is Classical Education?

The word classical or classic brings to mind a range of images. Some might think of classical music, classical literature, or a bald, bearded philosopher in a flowing robe. Classical education can be summarized simply as a set of skills (the Trivium) and a core content...
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What Are We Afraid Of?

Your spirit has been bruised by cowardice, Which many a time so weighs a man's heart down it turns him from a glorious enterprise-- as shadows fool the horse that shies away. (Dante, Inferno, Canto II) In this early scene from Dante’s Inferno, Vergil urges Dante to...
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You Don’t Need to Know How to Solve the Math Problem!!

For the past ten years, I have talked to families and even tutors who worry about teaching high school math because they do not know how to solve the problems. Interestingly, none of us seem to worry that we do not understand the questions. Last week in my Challenge II...
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