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Classical Schools?

Posted by Kristi Kerr on August 18, 2014 at 10:42am 2 Comments

I'm hoping that someone here can help me.  My daughter is currently in 7th grade (homeschooled, so grade levels are a bit subjective), 13 years old, and we're looking at possibly placing her in a boarding school for high school.  In my perfect world, I'd put her in an Orthodox, all-girls, classically based school.  Apparently, that doesn't exist in the US, though, so I'm expanding my search to co-ed and Roman Catholic classical boarding schools, but I'm still having a hard time.  Does anyone…

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Why read Thucydides?

Posted by Daniel Foucachon on July 9, 2014 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

John Adams wrote to his son, exhorting him to read Thucydides (see HERE.). But what kind of thing did the study of Thucydides bring to John Quincy Adams? What does it tell the modern student? Why is Thucydides relevant today? 



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10 Steps to Getting Started with Christian Classical Homeschooling

Posted by Jennifer Dow on July 7, 2014 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

This blog post was originally published at the Expanding Wisdom blog. You can find it at www.expandingwisdom.com

Introduction & Step 1: Ask Questions

Whether you heard a talk at a convention, went to a…
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Teaching is a craft, an art, and a joy

Posted by Annie Bullock on February 15, 2014 at 1:08pm 1 Comment

Parents who teach their children have an advantage over school teachers: they know their kids. They know strengths and weaknesses, motivations and fears. They can read moods the way a sailor reads the sky. It would be arrogance to imagine that I can have that kind of knowledge as a teacher–this is why I look to parents are partners in educating their kids. Still, it’s good to be reminded every now and then that my work as a teacher requires knowing the students in my class. When they are…

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In this section we will discuss ways that teachers can best be trained and mentored as classical educators.

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In this section we will discuss various grammar school curricula for use in classical schools and homeschools.

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In this section we will discuss various dialectic school curricula for use in classical schools and homeschools.

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In this section we will discuss various rhetoric school curricula for use in classical schools and homeschools.

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In this section we will discuss how to best teach writing in classical schools and homeschools.

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In this section we will discuss the pros and cons of the proposed Common Core Standards.

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