Every subgroup comes with stereotypes and those stereotypes usually are formed by impressions of the group stemming from people not within the group. I have found myself in the delightful position of homeschooling my kids for many years and then … Continue reading
Author Archives: Lene Jaqua
Labels In personal email and on our message boards, I sometimes get questions about the Classical Writing curriculum that pertains to certain learning styles. My son is a “hands on learner” or my daughter is “a big-picture person”. In addition, … Continue reading
I am currently reading The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski). About a third through, I get introduced to Owen Barfield who is a … Continue reading
I am homeschool emeritus now, going on six years, and I still reflect fondly on the many many years when I homeschooled my own and on the few years, where I in addition to my own homeschooled some wonderful kids … Continue reading
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I want to share some thoughts about classical education, the idea of a classical education, its origins, and why this type of education seems to deliver the sort of rigor and mastery we wish our students to have. This summer, … Continue reading
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Being Quiet This week, I really struggled to get a quiet moment to myself. And mind you, my kids are 18, 20, 22 (next week) and 25: Two in college, one in grad school, and only my youngest son with … Continue reading
Because Classical Writing is BIG TIME into imitation, paraphrasing, and copybook, we often get asked where the line is between imitation and plagiarism. It is a valid question, one I have answered on the message boards and in blogs before, … Continue reading
Is there such a thing as Christian literature? Well, we know there is literature out there. We know there are Christians who write literature, and we know that there is literature that has Christian themes – but is there such … Continue reading
Points, points, points. In some of my university classes, in particular in mathematics, I see what I call ‘calculating’ students. I am not referring to solving math problems, but to a certain attitude towards getting through my class. These students … Continue reading
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Fall is just around the corner. Some schools have aleady started up again. Others of us are waiting till after Labor Day. I was getting rather nostalgic when planning for this fall. It was 20 years ago that I began … Continue reading