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Marcia Somerville on Life After Tapestry
April 21, 2016 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

Since this is Marcia’s Birthday Month, I went to interview her about life after Tapestry.  I found her at her daughter Charity’s new home, where she was helping to sew curtains and paint the children’s rooms …

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Tales from Tapestry University: “Silence is Useful, and Other Revelations”
September 24, 2015 – 12:26 pm | One Comment
Tales from Tapestry University: “Silence is Useful, and Other Revelations”

This summer, parent-teacher Martha Kedrovsky entered the wild and wonderful world of Sheri Payne’s Socratic Discussion Practicum class at Tapestry University. There, she watched Sheri work her way through actual discussion scripts with four volunteer …

Tales from Tapestry University: “When It’s My Head on the Chopping Block”
September 21, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Tales from Tapestry University: “When It’s My Head on the Chopping Block”

A few weeks ago, I caught up with one of our Tapestry University summer school students, Martha Kedrovsky.  Martha, who has been homeschooling since 2004, lives in Kansas with her husband Karl and their two …

Memory Work with Youngers
August 7, 2013 – 9:30 am | One Comment
Memory Work with Youngers

Recently, we at Lampstand Press have been exploring ways to make it easier for our teaching parents who wish to concentrate on memory work to use what is already present in Tapestry week-plans. Though we …

The Problem of Evil
January 19, 2012 – 1:09 pm | 2 Comments
The Problem of Evil

In 2005, Lora posted this question on our forums:

Hi,
I wanted to know what Marcia’s thoughts (and anyone else who wants to chime in) are on studying the Great Books. I have signed my 14 …

UG or LG books?
August 26, 2011 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
UG or LG books?

We have wonderful moms using Tapestry who ask great questions on our popular yahoogroups. Recently, Amy asked this great question:
Is there a specific grade level or age that determines whether a child is early …

Evaluations: Their roles in Tapestry studies
November 5, 2010 – 2:20 pm | No Comment
Evaluations: Their roles in Tapestry studies

It’s getting towards the end of the first quarter, and many of us are thinking about quantifying our children’s progress thus far. Whether you have an oversight group to satisfy or are curious about their …

Lampstand Learning Center: Meeting needs!
October 22, 2010 – 8:09 am | 2 Comments
Lampstand Learning Center: Meeting needs!

Recently on our Yahoogroups, someone asked for feedback on experiences with our new Lampstand Learning Center (LLC) online classes.My mission has always been to encourage and enable full-family learning with parents as the primary teachers …

Parental Choices when Using Tapestry
October 21, 2010 – 1:11 pm | 4 Comments
Parental Choices when Using Tapestry

This article was written in response to questions about the values that direct us when we construct the reading/resource lists for Tapestry of Grace. Someone was looking for it, and when I unearthed and re-read …

Transitioning to Dialectic Studies
August 23, 2010 – 5:32 pm | 2 Comments
Transitioning to Dialectic Studies

There is a definite step up from the Upper Grammar to the Dialectic learning level, as kids approach and then pass through puberty. I discuss in detail the stages of learning and ways to approach …

Socratic Discussions
August 13, 2010 – 12:38 pm | 3 Comments
Socratic Discussions

Last week, we put up Session 7 of our summer-long Tapestry Teacher Training (TTT) webinar series, entitled “Holding Socratic Discussions.” This was a particularly fun webinar to produce, because I partnered up with some good …