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Articles tagged Trivium

If You Are Willing (Part Two)

If the public school system’s education of the special needs student is a never stopping, never diverting conveyer belt leading children from one stop to another with little and sometimes no regard to their individual learning needs, then Classical Conversations is an...
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Quadrivium for Trivium's Sake

When I first started to enjoy reading I was two years removed from my college graduation. My love for reading began initially because I loved music. I began reading about music history, music philosophy, music and worship, and yes, even boring music theory. This pushed...
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Two-Thousand-Mile Thoughts on Teaching the Trivium

Imagine this scenario: As we travel across West Virginia, three boys are loudly singing "Take Me Home Country Roads" by John Denver (at the top of their lungs), the rain is pelting our windshield so hard that it sounds like a helicopter is about to take off right there...
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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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Classical Approach to Homeschooling: Part 2

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After discussing the grammar stage of learning and mastering facts in part one of this article, let’s take a look at the next two stages of the trivium. The second stage of the trivium is dialectic learning. By name, this clearly involves dialogue. Once a child has...
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