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Articles by author: Amanda Butler

Repentance

It is time. Time for the school books to be shelved. Time for feeling fresh green blades of grass underfoot. Time for growing the teacher. I look forward to summer every year not for a learning-pause but for a student-exchange. For the entire school year, my children...
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Community and the One-Room Schoolhouse

Two are better than one…For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 KJV What do you get when a teacher and at least one student share a common place? A one...
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Looking Towards Spring

by Amanda
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
The Christmas parties ended, the gifts unwrapped, and the holiday decorations stowed in the attic all signal that January has arrived. It is time to start the long slog through deep winter to joyful spring. While some relish the cold and pearly glimmer of the frozen...
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Hunting Echoes

I have a confession to make: I do not like change. Change is like breaking in a new pair of slippers—every time I slip them on and take a step, the soles of my feet remind me that all is not familiar; however, new slippers and change are inevitable. My classroom...
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Math as a Conversation

What is the most valuable weapon a teacher or tutor wields? What can make a banal lecture bounce to life? What is the one thing guaranteed to wake the sleepy student? Questions! Throughout the history of classical education, teachers have used the simple question to...
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