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Articles tagged Listening

How We Study Nature Indoors

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Everyone in my home loves nature study. When it is warm and beautiful or even cold and snowy, we head outside to make observations, take photographs, and draw. However, during seasons of poor weather or poor health, we do not neglect our nature studies, but rather...
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Why Music Theory?

For what should be the end of music if not the love of beauty? - Plato When I took piano lessons, I hated doing music theory. I did not see that my stumbling and fumbling over pieces that required sight-reading and other knowledge of music theory was a result of my...
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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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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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How to Ask Better Questions (and Why It Matters)

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by Jen
Thursday, 05 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Why is it so difficult to ask good questions? This year, I have been part of a team working on Leigh Bortins’ forthcoming book, The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education. Leigh’s book is a survival guide for homeschooling through junior...
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