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Rachel Woodham

Rachel Woodham has a BA in Russian Language and Literature and is a graduate student of Great Books at Harrison Middleton University. A classical educator for the last decade, she now homeschools her three all-time favorite students.

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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Words Are the Thing: The Sacramentality of Language

Thomas Howard, the author of Dove Descending: A Journey Into T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, was a notable writer, English professor, and early C.S. Lewis scholar. Brother to the well-known missionary Elizabeth Eliot, he became a Catholic convert, chronicling his spiritual journey in his book, Evangelical Is Not Enough. Lewis’s influence in Howard’s writing is

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Are We Educating Humans? The Brideshead Test

Evelyn Waugh’s literary masterpiece Brideshead Revisited opens upon a melancholic scene in the life of middle-aged Captain Charles Ryder. His company is amid the latest in a long line of reassignments across England. They are impotent – running drills and writing reports as their countrymen die on the battlefield. He has lost his love for

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