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Articles dated April 2013

Learning Year-Round

by Nancy
Thursday, 18 April, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In Proverbs 2:10, we learn, “…wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.” When is it a good time, then, to stop learning? Do we ever really stop learning? I remember longing for summer when I was young. When the school year came to an...
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Why We Love the Patterns

by Jen
Wednesday, 17 April, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote in his 1964 book Understanding Media, “The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.” I think it is fair to say that mainstream education today shares some of that revulsion. This generation likes to color...
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Soul Insights

by David
Tuesday, 16 April, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Since antiquity, people have worked to unlock the mysteries of personality. The ancient Greeks noted four personality types: sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholy. They believed that each of these personality types corresponded to the dominant bodily fluids....
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One-Room Schoolhouse Math: Ideas for the Challenge Math Seminar

It has been said that scientists and mathematicians comprise a new priesthood. Our leaders, educators, and policy analysts are consumed with statistics for STEM (science and technology). How are our students doing in these critical subjects? The pressure to succeed in...
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Developing "Math Sense"

by Lisa
Friday, 12 April, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
My daughter's first word was "book." I am sure she babbled "MaMaMa" and "Dada" early on, but her first intelligible word was definitely "book"! Perhaps this is not surprising, given that my husband and I read to her nightly, even while she was in the womb. My parents...
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