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Articles dated December 2014

Success in Challenge for the Student with Disabilities

Students who learn differently will need a lot of support through adolescence, whatever their learning environment. One of the things that parents will do well to remember when evaluating the fitness of Classical Conversations Challenge classes for their children is...
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A Deep, Mental Breath

Our lives are full of entertainment. One can scarcely imagine a day without music, YouTube, Facebook, movies, Netflix, NFL, 19 Kids and Counting, video games, and iPods. It seems as though all our time is caught up with some form of entertainment. In the old days,...
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Richest Advent Lessons

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read Original Post Date: December 7, 2012   This year, I spent the first Sunday in Advent—a grey, drizzly, but unseasonably warm day—driving myself and three...
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The Lost Tools of Thinking

Last year, our homeschool community, Classical Conversations, introduced the Lost Tools of Writing program as parts of the seventh and eighth grade curricula. This was a good, good thing. I am no expert in the Lost Tools curriculum or in the application of all it has...
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If You Are Willing

“If you are willing I will be there.” Thus the gracious, tender voice of the Holy Spirit came. It was May 2013 and I was at a homeschool convention. I went for one reason: to research math curricula. However, twenty-four hours later I found myself on the threshold of...
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