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Articles dated July 2012

Will a Classical Education Get Your Child a Job?

If there is a question that just begs for both a “yes” and a “no” answer it is this question: Will a classical education get your child a job?   We homeschooling parents worry about our children's future. We want them to be successful, get married, and make a...
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What Dads Can Learn from Death and Daughters (and Sons, too)

by Matt
Friday, 27 July, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Death necessitates catharsis. Daughters know this (and so do sons). We would do well to observe them—and learn from them—from time to time. We can learn from others, after all, even the little children. It is no coincidence that Jesus pointed to the little children as...
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Do not grow weary in homeschooling!

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9, KJV). This summer many of you were renewed at a Classical Conversations’ Parent Practicum. Some of you may still be weary, and many of you may just be worried...
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Formation, not Information

by Tobin
Tuesday, 17 July, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Matt Bianco and I were making an ANI chart the other day, on reasons to read the classics. This was in response to some quandaries people have raised about Leigh’s use of the Sanskrit word, mandala, in her new academic endeavor, the Mandala Fellowship. This link will...
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Making a Place for the Method of Loci

by Ruth
Monday, 16 July, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
“For those early writers, a trained memory wasn’t just about gaining easy access to information; it was about strengthening one’s personal ethics and becoming a more complete person. A trained memory was the key to cultivating “judgment, citizenship, and piety.””Joshua...
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