Tag Archives: Challenge B

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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Planting Poetry

I choose a poem each week to read to my Challenge B students. My choices range in style but each must do something beautiful with words and have content that connects to my teens.  About half have been Robert Frost, … 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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Reading Aloud to a Reluctant Family

I love words. I love what some people can do with them, and the blogs I follow are such writers. They inspire me. One of them is The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. On November 1, 2013 she posted … 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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Isn’t Life Wonderful??

My own children astound me as I work with them on their assignments. I see their giftings come forward. Daughter wants her timeline to be a spreadsheet rather than a line across a two page spread, because orderliness matters to … Continue reading

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Classical Conversations’ Challenge B

Exactly four years ago in the restless discontent between winter and spring, my good friend Marcia persuaded me to consider becoming a tutor for a Challenge program in Classical Conversations.  I was ready to chuck textbooks, to which I had … Continue reading

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Can anything good come out of Vermont?

Years ago, when Vermont had a Christian homeschool state organization, its president asked me why it was so hard to find people willing to serve as leaders.  A mother of small children at the time, I figured it was the … Continue reading

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Teaching Logic Inferences

I found large sheets of foamcore at Wal-mart for under $5,  I sliced some  2″ strips, out of which I cut rectangles of varying sizes. All/No doesn’t need a big rectangle, but P/non-P does. I also found magnet strips in … Continue reading

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