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1950’s Skating

What does that make you think of?

As a 9-year-old kid, I had no place to skate outside, but our house did have a full basement. 213 more words


Caldecott on How Fiction Shapes the Imagination

Here and below, illustrations from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by the Brothers Grimm, and illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.

Every Kindergarten teacher knows that at some point in the year, when the class is reading a story together, someone is going to raise a hand and ask, “Did this really happen? 304 more words

Classical Education

William Kilpatrick on Choosing the Best Children's Books

Here and below, two of Robert Ingpen’s illustrations from The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame.

It is so important to choose the right books for our students. 218 more words

Classical Education

On Teaching the Virtues through Literature

Education, to be real education, must train both the minds and the characters of students. But how can we teach young people to be virtuous? Setting an example is the first step, but at some point the virtues must be explained and defended. 304 more words

Classical Education

Organizing the Grammar School Classroom

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  109 more words

Pedantry out of context

What gets my knickers in a twist is the wilful ignoring of context when grammar pedants rant about so-called language barbarisms.

A Singaporean newsreader on the nine o’clock news who speaks Singlish with his chums is not the same as his using it when reading the news. 102 more words

Benjamin Chew

FOWC with Fandango — Homework

Hated homework when I was at school as it was always boring! The times I had subjects of interest I went to town and wrote pages, then got accused of waffling (OK, I do  :D  ). 129 more words