Conquering Conference Calamity

By Jenni Carey We have all been there. We take time out of our busy schedules to make way for collaboration. It is looked upon as a time of rest and rejuvenation with colleagues. We get to see old friends and meet new. We enjoy the tea and scones and feel very relaxed going in.  Then, little by little, each plenary, each workshop, even each … Continue reading Conquering Conference Calamity

Loosen Your Bow Strings

By Jenni Carey, School of the Ozarks I am currently taking a class over the writings of Herodotus and Thucydides.[1] Along with the enjoyment of reading Herodotus’s unique narrative style (a delightful mix of literature, poetry, geographical description, and historical events) I am finding nuggets of wisdom and truth, quite valuable to those of us trying to survive in the world of classical Christian education … Continue reading Loosen Your Bow Strings

Why are We Teaching a Dead Language? Latin’s Ability to Transform Students

By Jenni Carey, School of the Ozarks It happens every year. Some student or parent comes to me, the K-8 Coordinator of our small classical Christian school, with a daunting and urgent concern. Why do we torture our poor students by forcing them to sit through Latin classes? Isn’t Latin a dead language? What possible practical benefits could students be acquiring from learning a language that … Continue reading Why are We Teaching a Dead Language? Latin’s Ability to Transform Students