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Articles dated December 2013

Thoughts on "A Snowy Evening"

Rain falls on the tin roof outside my office window. No snow tonight; it is not even in the forecast for the week. Nevertheless, I am thinking of snow as I have been reading Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Since summer, I have been meandering...
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Stories of Two Wolves: Attaining Humility through Interventions

by Linda
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
In her Writers Circle article, “Reflections on Tutor Humility [by a Recovering Engineer],” Amanda Butler imperatively exhorted tutors to embrace humility for “humility allows tutors to support families in a mentoring relationship, humility permits honesty to permeate...
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Memory for the Master

by David
Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I have never worked very hard on memorizing. With varying degrees of memory success, I have carried around little Bible memory cards and even worked on long passages of scripture. In high school, I memorized Macbeth’s speech about the petty pace that creeps on. And I...
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Starting a Classical Conversation with Literature: The Plot Diagram

I am new to tutoring Challenge I, so I am learning as I go. However, isn’t that always the case? I am always learning.   I love literature, so I pour a lot of passion into the subject naturally. It is also one of the best seminars during which to learn how to engage in...
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A Day in the Life of the Watsons

Raise your hand if every day is homeschooling utopia with your family. No? No hands raised? None here either! One of my most favorite things about my group of friends is no matter what kind of day I have had with my children, if I tell my friends, at least one of them...
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