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Articles tagged Parent Education

Promoted: the Role of the Classical Educator

“If the Challenge Guide has the weekly assignments in it, what do I do all summer?” asked a mom at a Parent Practicum. She had homeschooled her children for years before participating in Classical Conversations and she had recently decided to enroll her youngest child...
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The Summer Parent Practicum: a Means for Dialectic Processing and Revolutionizing Your Math Endeavors

by Linda
Wednesday, 10 July, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
If a picture paints a thousand words of an idea, then what does witnessing an idea, personally participating in an idea, and talking about an idea provide? It certainly does more than paint words. It creates a multidimensional, multisensory experience leading to...
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Why You Should Attend a 3-Day Parent Practicum

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by Nancy
Friday, 21 June, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
Our family joined a Classical Conversations community in February of 2012, and we did not have an opportunity to attend a 3-Day Parent Practicum prior to joining. When Practicum season rolled around the next spring, I did not feel that I needed to attend a Practicum,...
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From Driver to Passenger: A Homeschool Parent's Journey

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by Lisa
Tuesday, 21 May, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
Years ago, back when we were both new to homeschooling, one of my friends was loudly lamenting the early elementary years. She was not a fan of “projects,” copy work, or repetitive reading; she was eager to engage her children in discussing “big ideas,” to teach them...
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Bear Fruit in Large Quantities: The Orchard Apprenticeship

by Matt
Tuesday, 05 March, 2013
categories: College and Post Graduation
What is an orchard? The easiest and most obvious answer is that it is a large field with fruit-producing trees, intentionally planted for the purpose of harvesting large quantities of fruit. The less obvious answer, however, is the one that needs to be considered....
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