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The Surprising Way to Develop Critical Thinking

The Surprising Way to Develop Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is actually analysis and synthesis. It is making distinctions and seeing resemblances. Critical thinking is comparing and contrasting. The amount of decisions involved in the procedure is what develops critical thinking.

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Donielle By Donielle, June 22, 2019
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When not to read the ancient classics

When not to read the ancient classics

I love classical education.  I am watching it work before my very eyes.  I am enjoying hanging detailed information through dialectic discussion on the pegs of knowledge that were formed by memorywork back in the grammar stage.  But as discussed in previous posts I have a few a few reservations, too.  I am wary of…

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Donielle By Donielle, May 7, 2017
Practical Thoughts on the Classical Stages

Practical Thoughts on the Classical Stages

As we are preparing co-op plans for next year, we always have to take a step back and evaluate what we are doing and how it is working.  I asked our moms to pretend for a bit that we are starting from scratch with our current ages group and developmental stages, resources, talents and meeting…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 17, 2017

The Cons of Classical Education

Let’s start by saying that I love the classical education model.  It has done well for my children.  I use it.  But, I have observed a few problems and I want those who use the method to be aware of the pitfalls.  If I am mapping out a classical education journey for you, I want…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 6, 2016
Second Generation Homeschooler and Loving It!

Second Generation Homeschooler and Loving It!

I am a homeschooler.  I am a homeschooler in every sense of the word.  I was homeschooled from the time my parents discovered there was such a thing, until I graduated from highschool.  Even after highschool, working my way through college and graduate school, I helped out with our co-op and teaching my seven younger…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 16, 2016
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