Classical Roundup – July 27th, 2018

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury. 

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy – “Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem “wired and tired.” That is, they’re agitated but exhausted.”

Great Books…Great to Whom? Why It Matters – Louis Markos – Classical folks talk a lot about reading the “Great Books.” What are the Great Books? Why are they any different than reading other books? And who decided they are Great? Shouldn’t we just be grateful children are even reading at all? Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are continuing to break sales records; are they the next Great Books?

The Tech Industry’s War on Kids – “These parents have no idea that lurking behind their kids’ screens and phones are a multitude of psychologists, neuroscientists, and social science experts who use their knowledge of psychological vulnerabilities to devise products that capture kids’ attention for the sake of industry profit. What these parents and most of the world have yet to grasp is that psychology — a discipline that we associate with healing — is now being used as a weapon against children.”

 

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