Classical Roundup – September 14th, 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.    The Teacher Who Makes the Difference – Dr. Christopher Perrin provides great reminders to how we should begin the year as teachers as he highlights hope and prudence. When Teachers Fail – 5 Ways to Help – From … Continue reading Classical Roundup – September 14th, 2018

Rethinking Elementary Latin (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Rethinking Elementary Latin                               Ian Mosley, School of the Ozarks Most elementary Latin curricula look pretty similar. What works about them? What doesn’t? How can we improve the quality … Continue reading Rethinking Elementary Latin (2018 Conference Presentation)

Classical Roundup – August 17th, 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.  Wait and Go on the 30 – Now that summer is in full swing, I want to encourage you to give yourself (and your children) a rest.  Go to the pool; play in the sprinklers; hang a bird feeder … Continue reading Classical Roundup – August 17th, 2018

Get Ready for Summer! Part 5—Latin and Other Languages

By Sara Osborne Warmer temperatures and longer days are building excitement for students and their families as summer approaches.  We’re all eager for a change of pace and a break from the burn-out often associated with the end of the school year, yet we worry about our kids losing their skills over the summer. This need not be the case, however, if parents consider the … Continue reading Get Ready for Summer! Part 5—Latin and Other Languages

Fighting “The Death of Words”

As a college writing instructor, I have noticed a disturbing trend in my students’ ability to choose and use words appropriately.  These same students also appear increasingly unable to comprehend critical vocabulary used in non-fiction writing. The unfortunate result of these challenges is an inability to contribute to class discussions on important ideas and the inevitable struggle with articulating a coherent response in writing. Students … Continue reading Fighting “The Death of Words”