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What Shakespeare Knew about Perpetual Motion and the Busy Monster

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I recently asked my mom, a longtime Challenge tutor, what she planned to do with her summer, teasing that she would be at a loss for what to do once her students were gone. She replied that she thought summer leisure time was a myth, adding, “The time always gets eaten...
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Why We Love the Patterns

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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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Add a Bit of Silliness to Your Poetry Class

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by Jen
Thursday, 21 March, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
“This is just a bit of silliness, really,” says thirteen-year-old Peter Llewelyn Davies as a disclaimer to his first attempt at writing a play, in the 2004 film Finding Neverland. “I should hope so,” replies his mentor, playwright J.M. Barrie. “Go on.” Even though...
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Words that Count: Discovering the Mathematics of Poetry

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by Jen
Friday, 15 February, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In a 2011 article for the American Mathematical Society, mathematician Cai Tianxin made a striking claim. He wrote, “It could be said that mathematics and poetry are the freest intellectual activities of human beings.”1 His suggestion is doubly daring: first, because...
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Writing Your Way Out of Writing-Based Anxiety

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by Jen
Friday, 25 January, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
“How many words can you write in a minute?” is not a question I often hear, even as someone who writes as a vocation.  However, today while researching for the next set of books in the PreScripts series, I came across a quote that made me ponder this very question. A...
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