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Articles dated March 2013

Skills versus Subjects

by Lisa
Friday, 29 March, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Classical education is a “curious thing,” viewed from the perspective of a traditional educator. Traditional education emphasizes acquiring knowledge of a host of subjects through the passing of a multitude of classes en route to receiving a diploma. Classical...
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“Education is to train the heart to love that which deserves loving.”

This quote from John Hodges’ first lecture at the Toward the Quadrivium event struck a chord with me. It invoked a desire to act! I realized there are many more good things I should love. So many, in fact, that it would require more than a million lifetimes of study...
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How to Tame the Testing Tempest

by Nancy
Tuesday, 26 March, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
In Romans 12:2, Paul writes: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (NIV). Having taught in the public school...
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Protocol, Served Just As You Like It

by Linda
Monday, 25 March, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I marked my twelfth protocol, with a small group of students and a fellow mom, by experiencing Gioachino Rossini’s opera, The Barber of Seville. We, a happy bunch dressed in regalia, ventured out on a weekday to enjoy fine dining and to feast our senses on delectable...
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Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

by Tobin
Friday, 22 March, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Our world isn’t clear regarding the differences between fables, myths, and fairy tales. We tend to lump them together into anthologies based on the characteristics they have in common: all of them contain fantastical elements, magic, talking animals, and so on, and all...
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