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Articles tagged Essentials

What to Do about Elementary School Latin

I sometimes see posts on the Classical Conversations Facebook page that remind me of an article I should write (gratias tibi ago—thank you). Many times in these posts, people ask when they should start Latin with their child beyond the Latin in the Foundations Guide....
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Classical Conversations in Australia: Show and Tell

Recently, my family and I had an opportunity to travel to Brisbane, Australia where we were able to hold information meetings, a mock Classical Conversations program day, and a one-day practicum on rhetoric. The land down under—a land with many poisonous insects,...
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Challenge: The Moment You've Waited For

The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten...
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Stick in the Sand: The Place of Technology in Community

When teaching my own boys or when tutoring Classical Conversations students, I always ask myself this question: If I only had a stick and sand, could I engage and effectively dialogue with my students about the concept I want to teach them? Asking this question helps...
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All Dressed Up for the Prom, but Will You Go?

Last week, a parent in my Classical Conversations group told me she enjoys Foundations, and looks forward to Challenge A and Challenge B, but she just does not know if she will go further with homeschooling after that. I told her I thought that would be like getting...
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