Cindy Rollins Jan 10, 2012

In 2006 I attended my first Circe Conference in Memphis, TN. It was called A Contemplation of Knowledge. I expected the conference to inspire me to work harder and to rebuke me for not trying hard enough, as most conferences do. I knew I was failing as a homeschool mom and I just needed a bit of turbo boost to fail harder. You see, for the 20 years prior to the conference I had educated my children using ideas I read in Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s For the Children's Sake and The Original Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Series.

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David Wright Sep 5, 2011
 
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Andrew Kern May 14, 2011

Does your classroom begin with the assumption of conflict? Do you assume that your goals and your students' goals are working against each other.

To begin with this assumption may seem sensible and even practical, but it is also wrong. Consequently, it interferes with effective instruction.

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Brett McCracken Jan 31, 2011
I’m often asked: Does being a film critic ruin the pleasure of watching movies for you? Are you so focused on analyzing or deconstructing a film while you are watching it that you can’t simply enjoy it?
 
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Angelina Stanford Jan 24, 2011

Before I begin part two of my discussion of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, I’d like to clarify some confusion from Part I

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Angelina Stanford Nov 3, 2010

Few men have exerted the far-reaching influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 

In the eighteenth century, a time when the influence of writers dominated, Rousseau was most influential.  From educational and parenting theory and moral relativism to the political theories of Marx, the rise of totalitarianism, and revolutions from France to Russia, almost every ill of the modern age can trace its philosophical and spiritual roots to the writings and life of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  How’s that for a legacy?

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David Kern Sep 17, 2010

WHO: Eighth Day Books

WEBSITE: http://www.eighthdaybooks.com/

LOCATION: Wichita, Kansas

LED BY: Warren Farha

CONTACT: 1-800-841-2541 | books@eighthdaybooks.com

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David Wright Mar 10, 2010

{Editor's Note: Quiddity has a new author! Beginning with the following post, CiRCE journeyman and Magnet School English Teacher, David Wright, will make regular contributions to Quiddity, enriching our conversation. You'll see why I asked him to join us in the next minute:}

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Andrew Kern Dec 30, 2008

For the Progressive theorist, education is one great, extended experiment for which society is bound to pay. Here in America the progressive experiments (it would not be just to call it a single experiment) have continued for nearly 100 years, during which the inevitable resistance and the internal contradictions of progressive theory have convinced many that the assumptions of Progressive education need to be re-examined.

Yet, because Progressivism is an on-going experiment, there is no end in sight.

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