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Articles by author: Amanda Butler

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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Echoes in the Classroom

I have a confession to make: I do not like change. However, my favorite question to induce dialectic conversation did change after I finished reading Homer’s The Iliad. Homer masterfully weaves together Achilles’ dramatic story with echoes, remembrances, and...
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Essentials isn't just for writing!

by Amanda
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart.” Confucius (551–479 BC) Habits are not set in an instant. Instead they take weeks, months, or years to form. Taking the time to develop excellent habits of the mind blesses the thinker both...
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