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Is Musical Literacy Important?

There are few things quite so exhilarating as imparting the gifts of literacy, imagination, and creativity to the freshmen who take Foundations of Musical Skill with me. It opens the world for them to explore anything from Bach to the Beatles (but definitely not Bieber...
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Close the Door!

by Admin
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!, Homeschooling Life
Do you feel like you are reminding your family to do the same thing over and over?   This one closet door in our house is a good example.   I have given verbal directions. I have used a variety of different notes. I have used an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and taped it a...
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The Payoff is Coming!

My wife and I started homeschooling in earnest twenty years ago this month. Our fourth, and last, child graduated from Challenge IV in May. Classical Conversations didn’t come to our area until our oldest two children were already graduated; fortunately, they enjoyed a...
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Transforming Self-Talk

by David
Thursday, 19 July, 2018
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
Parents, be careful what you say to your children because your consistent words will become their self-talk. Our minds are always working, talking, thinking. This is our self-talk. What we say to ourselves may be the most important aspect of our mental health and our...
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Investing for Maximum Return

by Lisa
Thursday, 24 May, 2018
categories: Articles
Do you know the difference between spending money and investing money? Turns out my Challenge I students needed some clarity at the end of this semester. While exploring the “lessons learned” during our Stock Market Project, one student emphatically declared, “I would...
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