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October 2, 2023

A Few Thoughts on Homeschooling with Knowledge Gaps

 I vividly remember the end-of-year conference with my son’s teacher before we began homeschooling. She expressed a need for improvement in his writing, but, of course, that was my area of teaching strength. She knew it would be no problem once I worked with him one-on-one. After all, I had designed the writing curriculum for […]

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Choosing Books And Movies For Kids And Teens (With A Little Help From Socrates)

Socrates didn’t care much for worldview analysis. I am currently teaching Plato’s Republic for an online class (late enrollment is still open) and am freshly impressed by how utterly exacting Socrates is when describing the kind of stories that ought to be handed out in school. Early in the Republic, Socrates asserts that children should

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