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Articles in category: Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)

Get Moving: Lessons on Directing from the Life of Moses

"But Moses said to God, 'Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?'” Exodus 3:11 ESV When our Foundations/Essentials Director approached me about taking the director mantle from her, I was in the middle of a Bible study on the...
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Thoughts on Tanglewood Tales

“Edit Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. And you know what? It actually was. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say this or not, but I’ve always struggled to enjoy Hawthorne. I’m glad I read The Scarlet Letter in Challenge I,...
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To Boldly Go...

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom...not the end.”  -Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Trekkie. You know, a Star Trek fan. I’m not sure if it was the “Trouble with Tribbles” television episode and the adorable fuzzy creatures that...
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Me? A Director?

We had been an official part of a Classical Conversations community for less than a year. My children were thriving, and I was realizing that a classical education meant more than memorization, pounding Latin, and reading boring books. My oldest was ready to move to a...
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Basketball, Spaghetti Sauce, and Latin

Do you know what basketball, spaghetti, and Mt. Everest have in common? Will you believe they are all related to a Latin lesson I had with my son? Last year, I was blessed with being my son’s Latin teacher. My son Calvin is thirteen years old and a Challenge A student...
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