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Articles tagged Matt Bianco

The Hobbit Retreat: What Is It?

by Matt
Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
What is The Hobbit Retreat? Some of my readers will know, some will not. In October, Classical Conversations held the first of what we hope will be many “Rising to the Challenge” student retreats. The theme of this first retreat was J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It was...
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Why Study Latin?

by Matt
Monday, 11 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
Why Study Latin—The Tutor’s View by Matt Bianco   In the summer of 2012, I had a conversation with one of my rising Challenge IV students and her family. She wanted to quit the study of Latin in her final year of homeschooling with Classical Conversations. We met and I...
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How to Be the Best Math Tutor

by Matt
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
This morning I visited my local Classical Conversations community and observed my son’s Challenge II class and my daughter’s Challenge B class. For both, I was able to be with them during the math seminar and witness some good math teaching. I will not name the tutors...
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How Classical Conversations Teaches Us to Communicate Culture

“People and other creatures would be known by their names and histories, not by their numbers or percentages. History would be handed down in songs and stories, not reduced to evolutionary or technological trends.”   -Wendell Berry   What is culture, civilization,...
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Discussing the Constitution

by Matt
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Today is September 17. How many of you knew today is Constitution Day in the United States? Robert Byrd, a Senator who hailed from West Virginia, established the day as a Federal observance in 2004. September 17th was chosen because it is the day the Constitutional...
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