Category Archives: Classical Conversations

The Seven Laws of Teaching

Let’s see. I entered Kindergarten at four years old, and except for six early years of my marriage, I have been on the school schedule ever since. My friends, that is a total of 44 years. I reel. Twenty years … Continue reading

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Eating the Frog

Over the past year or so I have read several books about time management. Of course, it is not time we manage but ourselves, and I hear the authors say many of the same things, such as know what your … Continue reading

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National Number Knockout

The fellows of Mandala Fellowship, a pilot year of a quadrivium program attached to Classical Conversations, are on the verge of successfully starting a national math contest. With just over two days to go (as of this morning) they are … Continue reading

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Challenge B Rules

Let me state this plainly: the Challenge B tutor has the best position in Classical Conversations. We wrestle Logic to the floor, we train opinionated kids to argue, and we watch children grow up into young men and women attorneys … Continue reading

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Andrew Kern Nails the Difference between Conventional and Classical Education

Andrew Kern of Circe Institute, a classical education think tank, explains how classical education contrasts to conventional at the heart.  If one is about the search for truth and the other for power, I know where I want to be … Continue reading

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The Art of Conversation at the Thanksgiving Table

Classical Conversations just republished an article of mine on Throwback Thursday, that widely popular gift to harried editors.  They get a reprieve from chasing down temperamental writers one day a week, and good articles get another airing. A few years … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s Unintended Good

Well, the Affordable Care Act has finally convinced us to work within a budget!  If we are going to be able to afford health insurance in a few years (we certainly can’t now), we need to figure out how to … Continue reading

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Faith is Not Enough

There I was, in church, listening to the sermon and struck by a discord. The presentation of the basic evangelical message clashed with the message I was mulling over from The Emperor’s Club. Both spoke of a way of life. … Continue reading

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Man in the Moon, God in the Sun

I write once a month for the Classical Conversations blog, and that exercise just about uses up all my free writing time!  Today’s post here is a link to my post there. https://www.classicalconversations.com/easyblog/man-in-the-moon-god-in-the-sun George Herbert’s poem “The Church-porch” got me … Continue reading

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Psalm 19 Integration with Challenge B

Hello dear Readers, This is one of those posts that is for fellow Classical Conversations Challenge B tutors.  I am trying to make a document of mine available to tutors around the country.   This one is a PDF of my … Continue reading

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