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Articles in category: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)

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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Where Are the Conversations?

When our family stumbled upon Classical Conversations eight years ago, I didn’t have any idea what I was signing up for but knew I needed something to help me! At the time, I had a daughter entering sixth grade and a son entering third grade, and we had just...
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Seven Lessons from the Homeschooling Journey, So Far

When I first started homeschooling, someone once told me that my child would become my greatest teacher. I thought that was quaint advice and mostly ridiculous. What could I possible learn from a 4th grader—a nine-year-old? It turns out, I had loads to learn from my...
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Dear Tired Mamas

Dear tired mamas: This is a hard time of year, especially for mamas of teens. Believe me, I know. After twelve years of Classical Conversations, my son finished up Challenge IV this week. At times, it seemed as if we would never make it. Then, in the twinkling of an...
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