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Oops! We Had to Start the Book Over: Learning at a Human Pace

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Surely many of us heard this simple exhortation from parents or grandparents whenever we failed at a task or struggled to complete it. Recently, in our home school, we got to live it out. After the semester break, it...
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Things to do when your firstborn starts Foundations (sequel to Things not to do with your firstborn when starting Foundations)

For those of you who know me, you know that I am relishing this last year I have with my daughter who will be in Challenge A next year. She is very ready for it and I am so excited to see how it goes next year! She has gone through Foundations since she was three and...
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Why Study Science Classically

I’m going to answer this question, I really am, but first I need to make a couple of heady statements: 1.  Education in the classical tradition asserts that real knowledge should bring one to an understanding of truth. 2.  Education should change our thinking to...
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Grammar Versus Dialectic

I recently had an aha moment about what it means to enter the dialectic stage. I have three children ages thirteen, ten, and seven. My oldest son Caleb was down at the lake trying out a net he made while I wanted to do a science experiment with the younger two. We’ve...
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Wonderstruck by Science

The Conversation Monthly Wonderstruck by Science “Life is at its best is an adventure, a voyage of discovery. What could be more gratifying than to discover, describe and explain some basic principle that no human being has ever understood before? This is the stuff of...
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