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About Renee Lannan's blog

I live, write, teach and enjoy life from a place of hope and a belief in miracles from seeing first-hand the depths of redemption

Large Group Games for Latin Camp, part 3

For Day 3, the same thing inevitably happens every year: I don’t get through everything I planned. Many little things occur I don’t foresee, or many things I plan take a bit longer… But here are the things I actually … Continue reading

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My Current Step in Publishing: Looking for an Agent

So just last month, I went to a conference for writers, on the search for an agent to help me find a publisher for my novel. Yes, in my world it’s a feat–my husband stayed home with the kids for … Continue reading

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Six Lessons from Employing Mr. Mom

So, in a rare twist of events, the back-to-back scheduling of two conferences forced an untried scenario: Daddy home all day (and even some nights) alone with the kids while I was away–for 6 days! We’ve done a few days … Continue reading

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Large Group Games for Latin Camp, part 2

So Large Group Games for Latin Camp got to be too long of a post, so here’s part 2. Games I used day 2 of my camp of 34 kids, ages 9-14: Hot Potato Purpose: to painlessly repeat a declension … Continue reading

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Large Group Games for Latin Camp

This is my third summer volunteering to run the academic camp for ages 9-14 for Classical Conversations. This summer, the theme was Latin, and I just spent a year tutoring beginning Latin in CC’s Challenge A program for students age … Continue reading

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How Do You Change a Negative Classroom Atmosphere or Create a Positive One in the First Place?

What do you do when a class gets off on the wrong foot? Or a vein of negativity, underlying snickering or contentious comments characterize your take-away after a session with a group of students? I just ran a 3-day event … Continue reading

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The Ink They Left On Me: Writers Anne Lamott and Tracy Chevalier

Writers leave deep impressions on me with their art. Some people use the very skin of their bodies to honor people, places, or events that marked them. (Babies’ names and birth dates, faces of Jesus and Bible verses, animals, zodiac … Continue reading

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