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Latin, Greek, and English Vocabulary

A recent article in The Times, “Bit-sized Greek and Latin lessons boost reading and maths skills,” praised a program in English schools for helping students who are struggling with English and with math improve and catch up to their peers.   885 more words

General Reflections On Teaching

The Survival of the Classical Tradition

Petrarch Presents: Lights in the Darkness – The Survival of the Classical Tradition in the Early Middle Ages

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Playing Shakespeare in Classics 101

For a long time, I hated Shakespeare.  I found him too derivative of ancient stories. It wasn’t until the last few years that I have begun to appreciate his plays because I had learned about the ancient idea of… 833 more words

General Reflections On Teaching

Synthetic Thinking

Synthetic thinking can be understood as an approach to knowledge that places things together, comprehending the relationship of new knowledge to old knowledge, one discipline to another, and man to all things.

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Charlotte Mason

Classical Education and Four-Year Cycles

I’m hoping this will start to disabuse people of the notion that classical education is all about 4 year development cycles. The classical tradition is about inquiry, ideas, and character rather than intellectual achievement. 1,430 more words