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Lessons from the Road

This morning I thought of young Classical Conversations families while on an endurance bike ride. As I mulled over what I would write this month, I was struck by some interesting similarities between this long distance ride and my twenty-one years of homeschooling....
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Three Rs of Summer…Renew, Rest, Reassess

It’s summer! Hip, hip, hooray! Break out the ice tea, the sunscreen, and the books. Every summer, as my kids are soaking up the sunshine, hours of free play, and extra time with friends, I focus on three things I can’t find time to do during the school year. I renew,...
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Musings on Humility: Stepping Out in Faith to Direct Challenge II

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts” (C. S. Lewis, Abolition of Man). One may not immediately make the connection between this quote and humility, or the virtue of humility. Neither did I upon first reading it. However,...
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Musings on Humility: Stepping Out in Faith to Direct Challenge II

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts” (C. S. Lewis, Abolition of Man). One may not immediately make the connection between this quote and humility, or the virtue of humility. Neither did I upon first reading it. However,...
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An Open Letter to a Parent Considering Classical Conversations

Dear moms and dads, You are balancing hopes and realities. Time is money and sometimes you have only time, sometimes money, and usually a teeter-tottering mix of the two. Every time you hear the classical method explained, a few more of your questions are answered, but...
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