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If You Are Willing (Part Two)

If the public school system’s education of the special needs student is a never stopping, never diverting conveyer belt leading children from one stop to another with little and sometimes no regard to their individual learning needs, then Classical Conversations is an...
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Letter to a New CC Mom (continued)

What am I going to neglect and what am I going to pursue? My last article left us with this probing question as we pondered Leigh Bortins’s words… ...And I see frustrated parents who have over-estimated their high school child’s elementary education, realize they have...
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The Faster You Go, the Faster You Go Faster: What Acceleration Can Teach Us about Classical Learning

Back in the “glory days,” when I was flying fast, pointy jets, there was a maxim among pilots that was frequently articulated: “The faster you go, the faster you go faster.” This unusual axiom referred to the fact that getting from 100 knots to 200 knots took much...
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Why Music Theory?

For what should be the end of musicif not the love of beauty? - Plato When I took piano lessons, I hated doing music theory. I did not see that my stumbling and fumbling over pieces that required sight-reading and other knowledge of music theory was a result of my poor...
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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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