Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #217


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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.





Congrats to Christina G.. for winning last week's 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling giveaway!

If you didn't win, you are definitely going to want to sign up for the course!  



Featured Post from Last Week



This is a beautiful post from Sola Gratia Mom about the atmosphere and patterns we create in our homes and schools.  I love this because it extends beyond homeschooling and into the fabric of our daily lives.


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/search/label/Trivium%20Tuesdays" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-buY0wC9qaRM/VrDUpNYowsI/AAAAAAAAHsM/pLOwdyHxCvU/s200/Trivium%2BTuesdays%2B-%2B2016%2BButton.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Trivium Tuesdays + 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling Giveaway


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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling Giveaway



This week we are giving away the Lite Edition of  The 5 Elements of Classical Homeschooling.  If you haven't heard about this wonderful course, take a minute to read my review from earlier this spring.  This course will nourish your soul as a classical educator.

The Lite Edition includes the first two modules of the full course, plus access to the course forum and a 30 page downloadable workbook.  I was encouraged and inspired by this course and I know you will be too!

Please use the Raffelcopter below to enter!  Do you have a product that you would like us to giveaway here at Trivium Tuesdays?  Email me and let me know!

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Featured Post from Last Week



Are you planning on teaching science to multiple ages next year?  Janeen, from Sprouting Tadpoles, has a plan that you will want to check out!


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/search/label/Trivium%20Tuesdays" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-buY0wC9qaRM/VrDUpNYowsI/AAAAAAAAHsM/pLOwdyHxCvU/s200/Trivium%2BTuesdays%2B-%2B2016%2BButton.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Classic Learning Test - An ACT / SAT Alternative


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I am excited to share with you today a guest post from Alex Merritt at Classic Learning Test.  This post is not sponsored in any way, I just wanted to help them get the word out about a new college entrance test that was created with classical educators and students in mind!




Classical educators are often faced with a dilemma once their children and students reach their high school years and begin looking toward college admissions. Although great care is taken every step of the way to ensure that their children have received an education perfected around their needs and values, they find that they must familiarize themselves with the content of the SAT and ACT exams.

For generations, the ACT and SAT have been the gateways of higher education in the United States. Because of this, the education of many students incorporates standardized testing content which may be incongruent, or even antagonistic, to the rest of their curriculum. As students reach their final years of schooling before entering college, they are often swamped with test prep books and notecards in an attempt to “learn” the SAT.

As the SAT has been rewritten to reflect the Common Core Standards present in the public education system, classical educators are forced to navigate the tension of teaching to the test, rather than that which is most valuable. Put simply, the SAT has become a reflection not of what a student has learned, but how well they can adapt themselves to a rigid exam incongruous to their educational background.

Classic Learning Initiatives (CLI), located in Annapolis, MD, has recognized this problem and has developed an exam called the Classic Learning Test (CLT) with classical education in mind. Unlike the SAT, the CLT is rooted in classical education, featuring works by authors dating back to Plato and Aristotle. Also, unlike the SAT, which purports to be “values-neutral” (an endorsement of relativism), the CLT is committed to the timeless truths which have shaped much of the Western intellectual tradition.

The texts featured on the CLT are among some of the most enduring and influential of the last two millennia. Further, studying for the CLT looks much different from studying for the SAT or ACT. Rather than learning pointless test taking tricks, studying for the CLT involves full immersion with the best of the classical tradition.




The Classic Learning Test contains passages and references to classic authors and great thinkers around the world.



Does this sound like the kind of college entrance test you would like your child to take? 


Connect with the Classic Learning Initiatives to learn more:



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #215


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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.






Congrats to Eileen H. for winning last week's Plan Your Year giveaway!

If you didn't win, you are definitely going to want to pick up a copy for yourself!  




Featured Post from Last Week



Our Home of Many Blessings shared last week about how she uses the McGuffey readers with her children, including the copywork from Classical Copywork.  She is offering a giveaway for a spiral bound McGuffey copywork book as well!  Head on over to check it out and to enter!


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/search/label/Trivium%20Tuesdays" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-buY0wC9qaRM/VrDUpNYowsI/AAAAAAAAHsM/pLOwdyHxCvU/s200/Trivium%2BTuesdays%2B-%2B2016%2BButton.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Trivium Tuesdays + Plan Your Year Giveaway


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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Plan Your Year Giveaway


Plan Your Year Giveaway
There's nothing like the sweet smell of summer and the frantic planning of the next summer praying you haven't missed something. Pam at Ed Snapshots has a wonderful planning kit which guides you through everything single detail of planning your year. So instead of worrying that you've missed a critical part of your planning, use Pam's Plan Your Year to peacefully walk through the planning process. After all a peaceful school year begins with a well thought-out plan now.

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Featured Post from Last Week



Principles like Multum non Multa made me fall in love with the classical model of education even more!  Check out Sara's post over at Classically Homeschooling to learn more about what exactly it means and how you can use the idea in your homeschool!


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/search/label/Trivium%20Tuesdays" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-buY0wC9qaRM/VrDUpNYowsI/AAAAAAAAHsM/pLOwdyHxCvU/s200/Trivium%2BTuesdays%2B-%2B2016%2BButton.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

If you want to be reminded of this link-up each week, make sure to sign up below!

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