10 Tips for Success with Essentials at Home

It is so easy to get overwhelmed when you’re starting off in the Classical Conversation Essentials program. The material might be new to both you and your student. Often, it’s just challenging to fit all the subjects that you want to accomplish in one school day. Then you head to your first weeks of Essentials,…

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Gearing Up for Essentials – The Inside Scoop

I love the Classical Conversations program Essentials. I’ve had a kid in Essentials for the past six years, and I’m looking at four more years with kids in the program. I think that is just about the right amount of time to actually learn English grammar and the basics of writing – ten years, for…

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Board Slam Battleship

In Classical Conversations, we have an awesome game called Board Slam that we play to help with our number fluency.  This game is such a great way to play with numbers.  It’s become such a hit with the kids that Classical Conversations has turned it into a national competition called National Number Knockout. In our community,…

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Math Games Madness – Hundreds of fantastic math games!

Hundreds of Math Games

A good teacher can extend the learning beyond the textbook, beyond the one-hour time segment, and beyond the official school day.  Games have always been my secret weapon for keeping the learning going.  Math is a subject that often gets a bad wrap for being boring, tedious or a drudgery. With a few simple math…

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Sparking Curiosity at a Conservatory

Where to go to inspire curiosity

I remember playing family games when I was little and loving the idea of a “conservatory” from Clue.  Our city has an amazing conservatory to visit that houses some of the most exotic and beautiful plants we’ve ever seen.  Since the climate can be regulated, plants that normally wouldn’t survive the North Texas climate can…

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