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Parent Practicum 2020!

Practicum season is here! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have not been able to host our practicums in person this summer. As a result, we have taken

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The Common Topics and the Universe

OK, I am like a kid with a new BB gun. I do not really know how to use it, but it looks like so much fun. In that spirit, please allow me to wield Aristotle’s common topics. I just hope I do not shoot somebody’s eye out.

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3 Ways That Latin Can Benefit YOU!

Sure, we could use the same tired reasons for learning Latin that everyone else uses:

Learning Latin will enhance your study of history, fine arts, and literature. You’ll be able to read the Latin in state mottos, hymns, and old buildings. We could tell you that reading Cicero and Virgil in their original language is divinely beautiful, or even that learning Latin builds character.

All those things are true, but unless you are already a Latin enthusiast, chances are you don’t care.

Instead, here are 3 practical reasons why Latin can benefit the average person…

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Models and Maps: 5 Geography Activities YOU Can Do At Home!

Learning about the world that God has placed us in can be amazing. Sometimes, however, something so big and complex can be overwhelming for a child to grasp at first. How can we tackle a subject that is literally as big as the earth and help our children understand it? One way is through making it a hands-on experience. 
Here are 5 activities you can use to help your child learn (and enjoy!) geography.

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Get Inspired With 360° Homeschool Room Tours!

It’s time to get inspiration from REAL homeschooling parents!
Now, thanks to 360° recording technology and a great group of families, I can see what ideas work in real-life! These parents have opened their homes to the Classical Conversations film team and are here to give us the grand tour. From setup to storage and everything in between, these folks are sharing their best tips with the world!

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Can We Put The Phone Down?

I love the texts my teenage girls send me just saying they love me, and the links my friends send with the latest podcast. I’m also thankful that if I or my daughter has a flat tire or gets lost, help is just a phone call away. But if we find ourselves spending more time with people who are not with us than we spend listening and talking to the ones right in front of us, something is amiss.

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Memory Work: A Personal Journey

In the early years, I questioned the wisdom of having my six-year-old repeat the associative law. It seemed unreasonable to ask him to chant: “a” plus opening parenthesis “b” plus “c” closing parenthesis equals opening parenthesis “a” plus “b” closing parenthesis plus “c.” This year, he began Saxon Math 8/7. It was surprisingly simple for him to look at sample equations in the book and label them…

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Rigorous Academics: Preparation for Christian Service

From time to time, parents express concern that the pursuit of knowledge or academic excellence is in conflict with preparation for Christian service. These parents rightly desire to instill in their children a love of serving.  However, this is not an either/or choice…

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