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Articles dated November 2013

The Hobbit Retreat: What Is It?

by Matt
Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
What is The Hobbit Retreat? Some of my readers will know, some will not. In October, Classical Conversations held the first of what we hope will be many “Rising to the Challenge” student retreats. The theme of this first retreat was J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It was...
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Cultivating Curiosity: The Art of Asking Questions

Was your own education boring? Do your kids ever complain about boredom? This is a sure sign that we are not finding the wonder and loveliness of God’s world. How can we learn to look for it? By being curious and asking questions! Do you worry that you can never learn...
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The Fear and Danger of Missing Out

by David
Wednesday, 13 November, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
I was missing out. Something prompted my daughter to address my ignorance and she played for me the Gangnam Style music video. A multitude of cultural references suddenly made sense. I could finally laugh at the joke, a joke that I previously failed to recognize. We...
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You Need a Budget

by Ruth
Tuesday, 12 November, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important,as living within your means.” - Calvin Coolidge Date Night in my home falls on Wednesdays. This week the forester and I cleared a spot at the table and huddled romantically by laptop light...
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Why Study Latin?

by Matt
Monday, 11 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
Why Study Latin—The Tutor’s View by Matt Bianco   In the summer of 2012, I had a conversation with one of my rising Challenge IV students and her family. She wanted to quit the study of Latin in her final year of homeschooling with Classical Conversations. We met and I...
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