About Our GuestDiana Cunningham is the founding headmistress of Lindisfarne Hall, a classical Anglican school in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Learn more about the good work going on at this school at https://www.lindisfarnehall.com. NotesIn this episode, Diana Cunningham shares with Trae how a homeschool resource center at a church turned into a full-scale classical Christian school. From a very young age, Diana was touched by the importance of atmosphere within places of education. Now that she serves as a school headmistress, she can intentionally nurture an atmosphere informed by classical principles, aimed at beauty, and structured by tradition and worship. Some Topics and Ideas in this Episode Include: Creating an Atmosphere Worthy of 10,000 Hours of a Student's Classroom Life How Academics Can Create Tunnel Vision Designing a School Schedule as a Christian Oasis Incorporating a Contemplation Period (An Unexpected Student Favorite) How Non-Churched Students Fall in Love With Traditional English Hymns The Faculty is the School The Church as an Authority Learning by Listening to Church Bells The “Hidden Curriculum” Charlotte Mason's Principals of Education “Socratic Narration” Teaching History with Primary Sources Avoiding Workbooks (How to “Keep the Words in their Habitat”) Initiating Teachers into the Philosophy of Classical Education The Limitations of the Scientific Method The Church Calendar and the Life of the School Sorting Students into Houses (Yes, like Harry Potter) The Lives of the Saints Resources Mentioned / Referenced Read More about the Classical Approach at Lindisfarne Hall Here Find Academic Plans and Sample Reading Lists Here Get a Peak into the Life of the School on Facebook ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In this episode, Winston Brady speaks with Benjamin Quinn about the life and education of Augustine of Hippo, a 5th c. AD theologian and philosopher. This episode is adapted from a talk Dr. Quinn gave at the Fall Classical Summit in October 2022, where he presented an overview of the life of Augustine and his educational journey from a rebellious teenager to one of the foremost writers of Late Roman Antiquity. Benjamin Quinn serves as the Associate Professor of Theology and History of Ideas and the Associate Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He earned his doctorate at the University of Bristol on Augustine and the wisdom tradition.
Crystal joins me again to share her passion and knowledge of classical education, and tells us about her new podcast Classical Matters. 00:30 - Classical education and a new podcast 13:45 - Education for the transformation of souls 27:53 - Adapting to change, need for assessment 33:55 - When a child pushes back against school work 38:00 - How to choose curriculum 41:07 - Contemplating the human personCrystal's website https://crystaljoycampbell.com/ Podcast CLASSICAL MATTERS with Crystal Joy CampbellWonder and Awe by Crystal (blog post) Give Up the Ego-Drama! - Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermon (Youtube)why does education matter? (blog post) #makejoynormal #homeschooling #classicaleducation #education #contemplation #family #formation #structure Try Riversidefm, Our recording platform. I use it because it's easy. I use it because good tech support matters.https://riverside.fm/?utm_campaign=campaign_1&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=rewardful&via=bonnieBuzzsprout makes podcasting simple. I value support in this ministry; the folks at buzzsprout respond quickly and cheerfully.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1000177Contact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voicemail Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
About our GuestKaren Glass is part of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, ages 13 to 27, who have been homeschooled using Charlotte Mason's methods from beginning to end. Karen has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education for over twenty years and has written the popular books Consider This: Charlotte Mason and The Classical Tradition, Know and Tell: The Art of Narration, In Vital Harmony, and her newest book A Thinking Love: Studies from Charlotte Mason's Home Education. Online Consulting and Courses with KarenKaren also serves as a consultant for our podcast support team, Beautiful Teaching: Consulting in Classical Education.She leads a book study for our listeners through our online sessions. Click the links to register for her online Book StudiesJanuary, 2023- Norms & NobilityMarch, 2023- Know & Tell: The Art of Narration _______________________________Show NotesKaren has lead book studies with Norms & Nobility in the past and is well-versed in this seminal book. We discuss why this book is so important and what exactly Hicks is inferrring with his title. We discuss Adrienne's favorite passage in the book and how it impacts our teaching methods. Resources and Books & Mentioned In This EpisodeNorms & Nobility by David HicksConsider This by Karen GlassPlato's RepublicAbolition of Man by C.S. LewisFor the Children's Sake by Susan Sshaeffer-MacauleyHow Then Shall We Live? by Francis SchaefferA Philosophy of Education by Charlotte MasonOn-line Courses with Beautiful Teaching Consultants: https://beautifulteaching.coursestorm.com/_________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Homeschool moms can easily slip into compartmentalizing their lives into two roles—the teacher and the parent. However, learning and parenting aren't boxes to be checked off but rather journeys to be lived intentionally and in harmony. In this conversation, Delise and Ginny sit down with Heather Shirley, a longtime homeschool mom and Classical Conversations leader, to explore how homeschool moms can live more integrated lives. They explore topics such as the biblical view and purpose of education, the meaning of being a ‘lead learner,' and how parents can enhance the opportunity to reclaim their education. Plus, Heather shares some of her favorite resources that have kept her motivated and encouraged on her own homeschooling journey. Show notes: blessingsandmotherhood.com/reclaiming-your-education-with-heather-shirley
Time to get started in Classical Education! We know that for first time teachers and parents Classical Education and Classical thinking can seem a little bit daunting. But trust us, no one here at Memoria Press was born classically educated and we've found that the journey is definitely worth it. Getting into Classical Education is accessible for classroom and homeschool teachers alike. What are you waiting for? Let's get started.
About Our Guest "Autumn Kern is a wife, mother, and keeper of an actual commonplace book. When she was twenty-one, she sat under a tree with a man who told her the woman he married would homeschool his children. Handsome as he was, she didn't anticipate being that woman, but here she is with three little ones in tow, and, as in all God's providential ways, it has been the greatest gift" (TheCommonplacePodcast.com). Autumn writes, produces, and hosts The Commonplace Podcast and Youtube channel.Consider joining a community of Charlotte Mason mother teachers (and Trae) and supporting Autumn's work through Patreon here. NotesIn this episode, Autumn Kern shares with Trae some of her journey from discovering classical education through an internet quiz taken on a lark to becoming someone who delights in reading Plato and Aristotle and putting into practice the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason. While Autumn has grown in knowledge and reading abilities, she has not lost touch with the common things of life, including common people. If anything, she finds joy in being a "common mom" called to join The Great Conversation, share in fine culture, and relate rightly to all things in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. And better yet, she gets to share all that with Mr. Kern and their little kernels. Some Topics and Ideas in this Episode Include: What if Education Was Not Utilitarian? Charlotte Mason's Place Within the Classical Tradition Responding to the Herbartian "Mind Bucket" Synthetic Knowledge Before Analytical Knowledge Charlotte Mason's Principal #4: "Authority is not a license to abuse children, or to play upon their emotions or other desires, and adults are not free to limit a child's education or use fear, love, power of suggestion, or their own influence over a child to make a child learn." How What you Motivate With is What You Motivate Towards Moving Backwards Into the Future Searching for "Marks of Authenticity" Solving Problems and Sanctification Through Marriage Avoiding Sin in the Pursuit of Ideals Wonder Working Mothers (Doing What's Best for Children) Resources and Books Mentioned / Referenced Grove City College The CiRCE Institute's Definition of Classical Education Norms and Nobility by David Hicks The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis Confessions by St. Augustine Institutes of Oratory by Quintillian On the Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Jason Barney on Charlotte Mason and the Liberal Arts Tradition Margarita Mooney Clayton on John Dewey Sean Johnson on Technology in the Home Joshua Gibbs on The Teacher Who Points Karen Glass Brandy Vincel Heidi White ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Imagine the small community setting, thoughtful discussions with peers, and classical curriculum of Classical Conversations®, but at a college level! In this episode of Refining Rhetoric, Robert speaks to Eliot Grasso, vice president and a tutor at Gutenberg College. Gutenberg takes a classical, Christian approach to a four-year higher education while limiting its incoming freshman class to just twenty students. This fosters a family-like community where students learn and live together while exploring and debating big ideas through Gutenberg's Great Books program. Here, Robert and Eliot talk about the importance of a multidisciplinary education, the unique Gutenberg experience, and, surprisingly, what in the world an uilleann pipe is. Show notes: refiningrhetoric.com/eliot-grasso
On this episode of Anchored, Soren is joined by Becky Priest, College Counselor at The Cambridge School in San Diego, CA. She discusses how her childhood interest in education led her to Washington University in St. Louis, where she discovered a passion for helping others. She eventually joined the University's financial aid department, before leveraging her skills to help start The Cambridge School. She shares advice for new college counselors, recommends strategies for developing a robust faith life in college, and discusses the value of classical education in preparing students for undergraduate studies.
About Our GuestMargarita Mooney Suarez (Clayton)* is an Associate Professor in the Department of Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She founded The Scala Foundation in 2016 and continues to serve as Scala's Executive Director. Scala Foundation's vision is to restore meaning and purpose to American culture by focusing on the intersection of artists (culture creators), liberal arts education, and religion (liturgy, personal prayer, theology).NotesIn this episode, Trae and Margarita Mooney Suarez (Clayton) take a closer look at the philosophical underpinning of modern education. The late American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey maintains a massive influence on how contemporary schools and families think about learning and the role of the school and its teachers. Dewey's philosophy of education, while seemingly positive on some points, is ultimately grounded in the denial of the spiritual needs of students and a rejection of tradition. As a result, Dewey's views have contributed to the rise of beliefs and practices that effectively turn teachers into little more than bureaucratic therapeutic reformers, cut off from tradition with little to no approaches to teaching outside the scientific method applied across subjects. Today, most schools strip students of traditional beliefs and practices and expect them to build a future on no sure foundation. If we want to undo the influence of Dewey and restore a common unity between the church, the household, and the school, we will need some help. Enter Jacques Maritain and Luigi Giussani. * Margarita married David Clayton after this recording and now shares his last name. Some topics and ideas in this episode include: Deep Rot in Our Education System The Influence of Philosophy on Education Jacques Maritain and Luigi Giussani's Concerns with John Dewey Teachers as Beuarocratic Therapeutic Reformers Truth and The Scientific Method All Education as Moral Education The Freedom to Choose What's Right Teaching as an Art Common Unity Between Household, Church, and School Tradition and Authority Deconstruction, Questioning, and Scepticism Resources and Books & Mentioned In This Episode After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre A Common Faith by John Dewey Letters to a Young Education Reformer by Frederick M. Hess The Crisis of Western Education by Christopher Dawson The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han Education at the Crossroads by Jacques Maritain The Risk of Education: Discovering Our Ultimate Destiny by Luigi Giussani Margarita's Foundation and Books SCALA Foundation The Acton Institute 28th Anniversary Speech The Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts The Wounds of Beauty: Seven Dialogues on Art and Education _________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Used with permission. cellists: Sara Sant' Ambrogio and Lexine Feng; pianist: Alyona Waldo © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Did you think we were finally finishing Mason's twenty principles? Not. Just. Yet. My. Friend. While thinking through some angles on educational philosophy and pedagogy I can't speak to, I knew there was another important one besides the older, wiser mom (Catch Bethany in last week's interview!): the dad. The good news is that I do know a classical Charlotte Mason homeschooling dad. Today's guest is Trae Bailey, a classical educator married to his high-school sweetheart and father to four young children. He kindly joined me to talk about how dads can support the homeschool and the home at-large since every home is one of education. While moms will certainly leave with some beautiful, encouraging ideas, this one's for the dads. Ps. If you're curious about the story he mentions at the top of the episode, you can find “Bren and Brohen” in Patreon. Last month, I shared how we use story in our home to teach and inspire our children by sharing a story I made up on a Tuesday afternoon when my kids were listening to the Dragon Folly. __________You can find the full episode notes here.__________Interested in hearing bonus mini episodes and joining the monthly Q+A? Join the 200+ mother-teachers (and Trae!) learning together with The Commonplace.
In this first-of-its-kind episode, Edtech Insiders hosts a debate about the value of Practical vs. Classical Education. What is the true goal of education? In an age when the talk of the "ROI" of education is everywhere, what is the role of the classical liberal arts ideal of an enlightened and informed citizenry? Dr. Christian Marty studied history, philosophy and media studies at the University of Zurich and received his doctorate there in 2019 with a thesis on Max Weber. Parallel to his doctorate, he built and led a very successful tutoring school that still exists today. In 2020 he founded Evulpo, a learning platform with helpful learning material aligned to curricula for students throughout Europe, and eventually, the world.Bailey Parnell is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2016, and her TEDx talk about social media and mental health has over 3 million views. SkillsCamp is a soft skills training company that works with businesses and educational institutions to help their staff and students develop the essential skills needed for personal and professional success.Molly Blankenship is an Associate Director at Jobs For the Future. She was a Forbes 30 Under 30 in education for her role as the director of Chattanooga 2.0. Her focus: helping students succeed and enter the workforce. She has helped the county's highest-need high schools add advanced placement courses and classes on preparing for the ACT college entrance exam.
About our GuestsDax Stokes is the host of the award-winning podcast "The Vampire Historian," and a frequent lecturer on the topics of Dracula and vampire folklore. As an academic librarian in the North Texas area, he has organized two symposia on vampire studies featuring scholars from across the United States. His published works on Dracula can be found in IndieJudge Magazine, the Fantastika Journal, Vamped.org, and at thevampirehistorian.com. Melissa Smith-Lauro is a corporate writer and content strategist who taught literature & composition at the university level for eight years. She's the indefatigable mother of four sons who play baseball and attend in-person classes at the Flint Academy in Arlington, TX, and online classes with Miss Esther's Integrated Homeschool Curriculum through the Classical Learning Resource Center. For fun, she works with local creatives to produce collaborative, beautiful, story-driven multimedia children's content. Melissa is a proponent of Charlotte Mason principles, classical education content, and Montessori education methods. She is a gentle parenting enthusiast and an advocate for ADHD and autism awareness, accommodation, and inclusion in classical schools. Show NotesTrae and Adrienne invited Dax and Melissa to discuss the two most famous monsters in gothic fiction literature, Frankenstein and Dracula. The big ideas in these classics help us wrestle with what it means to be a human being through exploring the rich stories of these two monsters. What is a monster, and why should we read these books? Should students in classical schools read them? Join us as we explore these two famous monsters and their authors.Be sure to check out The Vampire Historian podcast with Dax Stokes too! Movies Mentioned Dracula (1992) The Coppola Version- Portrays all forms of Dracula Gothic: Movie with Julian Sands and Shelley Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Count Dracula: BBC 70's version with Louis Jourdan The Search of Dracula: documentary Dracula Dead and Loving It (Mel Brooks and Leslie Nielson) Nofaratu (destroyed from law suit) Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder (a Mel Brooks film) YouTube on Albertus Magnus, St. Thomas Aquinas and the Robot Books mentioned 1818 version of Frankenstein 1831 version of Frankenstein Transylvanian Superstitions by Emily Gerard In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracual and vampires The Icelandic Dracula , 1901 - Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker Swedish version of Dracula - not translated into English yet Varney the Vampire (Penny Dreadfuls) The Vampire Book (Now the Vampire Almanac) Dr. John Polidori's The Vampyre (1819) _________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian PhilharmonicSpecial Music: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 561; Public Domain classics sourced from the: https://archive.org/. © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
About Our GuestFerdi McDermott studied Languages at Edinburgh University before a decade in Catholic publishing in London. In 2002 he founded Chavagnes International College, an international Catholic school for boys (www.chavagnes.org). He now combines leadership of the school with a lectureship in English literature at the Vendée Catholic university, ICES (www.ices.fr). He is pursuing a doctorate in Education through the University of Buckingham.NotesIn this episode, Adrienne and Trae join Headmaster Ferdi Mcdermott on a journey through the French countryside and into the historic site of a Roman villa turned thirteenth-century monastery, turned junior seminary now operating as a Catholic boarding school for boys that offers a classical Christian education for students from all over the world. To support this good work, please visit their website here. Some topics and ideas in this episode include: Living and Teaching in a Place with a Long History Teaching and Modeling Physical, Intellectual, and Spiritual Virtues The Key Role of the Chapel in the Life of a School The History of Classical Education in Europe The Influence of Ancient Egypt on Education Traditional Catholic Education What Makes a Good Teacher? Why Should Teachers Sing to Their Students? Resources and Books & Mentioned In This Episode Letters to Captains by Andre Charlier Godliness and Good Learning by David Newsome John Senior on the cultural soil being depleted “The Twelves Virtues of a Good Teacher” by Br. Agathon The National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS) “Lay Catholics in Schools” by The Sacred Congregation of Catholic Education “The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium” by The Sacred Congregation of Catholic Education “Divini Illius Magistri” by Pope Pius XI Ferdi's Favorite Quote (Corrected):“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.”- St. John Henry Newman Don't miss Mr. McDermott singing a hymn in honor of St. John Henry Newman at the end! Please Support us on Patreon._________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
As voting season approaches, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking our individual voices won't make a difference. In this special mini-episode of Refining Rhetoric, Robert Bortins argues against this and other reasons people give for choosing not to vote. In addition, he provides resource recommendations for those interested in learning more about how they can make an impact through voting. Your voice matters; get out there and vote! Show notes: refiningrhetoric.com/voting
In this session, Matt Ogle will offer a sample lesson plan and resources and explain the pedagogical means by which the sciences, taught Classically, can help students cultivate both academic rigor and intellectual curiosity about the world in which we live.Matt Ogle received a B.S in Marine biology from Swansea University in Wales and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. He taught at the Great Hearts Academy in Phoenix, Arizona for four years, and he currently serves as the Head of Classical Education at Thales Academy.This lecture was delivered live at the Fall Classical Summit, a regional classical conference held at Thales Academy Apex Junior High-High School on October 7, 2022.
Do you ever find your children asking things like “Why do we go to this church?” or “Why do we follow that tradition?” What do we say when it seems like some of the things we do are considered “outdated” by the world's standards?Join Veritas' Director of Curriculum Development, Michael Eatmon, as we explore these questions and more! You will also get an exclusive preview of Veritas Press' upcoming logic series as we discuss whether learning logic can help us cultivate a love of God.
In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John's College and the author of Lost In Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life. Her book has been reviewed by Jesse Hake in the newest issue of The Principia Journal and it is the subject of this episode's discussion.
Today we jump into teaching classical history with Memoria Press. Why do we teach history through narrative? How do we take the tales of antiquity and impart virtue education through our homeschool curriculum? How do we communicate Christian values through sinful characters? Shane sits down with Paul, Ian and Bryce to talk about the ways in which each of them have been impacted by the Famous Men series, why we talk so much about virtue, and how our Famous Men of Virtue YouTube series came to life.
About our Guest: Dr. Matthew Post Assistant Professor of Humanities and Associate Director, Saint Ambrose Center for Catholic Liberal Education and Culture at the University of Dallas. He has spent his career teaching the Great Books of the Western tradition, having worked in Canada, Japan and Slovakia in addition to the U.S. In the Slovak Republic, he had the privilege to build a Great Books program at a school whose mission was to renew classical education after decades of communist rule had obscured the country's history and traditions. His research explores how best to understand and promote virtue, service and leadership through education. His academic interests include the ancient Greeks, St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, the Enlightenment, the American Founding and German Idealism.Show NotesThe art of teaching encompasses freedom which allows for students to rest in a state of wonder. If we allow students to enjoy the ideas that they are learning, it captures the essence of teaching with beauty as the center of the lesson. Beauty is not just about a master teacher conducting a symphony, but about all the teachers and the spirit of the school working in community because beauty has form and unity. As Dr. Post unpacks the transcendentals (truth, goodness, and beauty), he explains that If a soul is disordered, the “good” helps to order the soul to know beauty. So, Dr. Post explores where order comes from. The activity of making sense of an idea leads us to commune with or engage with truths that are unchanging. He builds upon these ideas and how they operate through good teaching. The episode closes discussing the importance of the poetic Homer texts to really understand humanity and what true forgiveness looks like. Some topics in this episode include: What is beauty? and How did the Greeks approach beauty through poetry? What are the transcendentals? How does formation help students to recognize beauty? How do teachers balance The True, The Good, and The Beautiful in classroom instruction? How does constraining or forcing, The True, The Good, and The Beautifu affect a student when they go out into the world? The Greek importance of Kalos Agothas (kalokagathos) for the attainment of virtue through a genuine submission to truth. Approaching education with a spirit of reverence for truth to lay a foundation in beauty. Books & Resources In This EpisodeThe Ethics of Beauty by Timothy PatitsasThe Iliad and The Odyssey by HomerPlatonic Texts: The Republic Timaeus The Symposium Favorite Quote & A book that is neglected: Quote: "I have kissed the hands that slew my children" - HomerA neglected work that is worth looking at: The Captives (a play about slavery) by a Roman comedian, PlautusPlease Support us on Patreon_________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In this conversation, Robert and Allie Beth Stuckey discuss how to build a biblical worldview, respond to opposing opinions, and help our children navigate modern culture. Allie is an author, podcaster, commentator, speaker, wife, and mom who is on a mission to help others build their worldview upon the truth of God's Word. In 2020, she released her first book You're Not Enough (And That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love, in which she dispels modern cultural myths from a biblical worldview. Allie is also the host of the popular podcast Relatable on BlazeTV, where she analyzes culture, news, politics, and theology from a Christian perspective. Show notes: refiningrhetoric.com/allie-beth-stuckey
On this episode of Anchored, Soren is joined by Dr. Daniel Coupland, Dean of Hillsdale College's new Graduate School of Classical Education. Dr. Coupland shares about his own unique journey through education, during which he spent time at public schools, private schools, and homeschool programs. He discusses his upcoming book, Tried and True: a Primer on Sound Pedagogy, and how he hopes it will serve as a valuable resource for new classical educators, akin to Strunk and White's resource for new writers, The Elements of Style. He also discusses the important role that children's literature plays in forming concepts of good and evil, preparing children to navigate a morally confusing world.
Is classical education a formula? Just mix Latin, reading the great books, inspire a little wonder and boom– just like that you have a perfectly educated student? Not exactly. It's a little more nuanced than that. In this episode, we are diving into education from all angles with Veritas Press's head of curriculum development, Michael Eatmon. If you're trying to figure out what really matters in education that results in well-educated adults, you won't want to miss this episode of Veritas Vox!
About Our Guest Daniel Olushola is the founder and former headmaster of Reformation Wall School. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Covenant University and was trained in Business Management and Entrepreneurship by African Management Initiate (AMI), Kenya, and Global Business Foundation, Nigeria.Daniel Olushola is reforming education in Nigeria. What started as a small gathering in a two-bedroom apartment has grown into a thriving classical Christian school in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.In our interview, we observed that Daniel constantly uses one phrase throughout our conversation: "I'm still learning." We are delighted that Daniel and his staff have taken on the task of learning and bringing classical education to their part of the world. We hope you are encouraged by hearing the story of Reformation Wall School. Please visit the school's website here if you want to see more and support this good work.Some topics and ideas in this episode include: The state of education (materially and philosophically) in Nigeria How discovering a Youtube video about a classical Christian school in the states encouraged Daniel to investigate classical education for his own country The importance of educating virtuous human beings The joys of reading great books like The Iliad and Plato's Republic for the first time as an adult The universality of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty Charlotte Mason and "living books" Resources Mentioned In This EpisodeThe Rafiki Foundation If you want to support the work at Reformation Wall School, please consider sponsoring a student. Read more about how to become a sponsor here. If you would like to discuss sending books, supplies, or other means of support, please contact Reformation Wall School through their website here. Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
This week Bryan sits down with Dr. Ben Merkle, the President of New Saint Andrew's College in Idaho. They discuss some of the problems with public education and discuss the benefits of a Classical Christian education. The biggest point though is that no matter the curriculum, the real work of raising up kings and queens begins in the home. Visit the website: https://nsa.edu/ Be sure to subscribe to 1819 News The Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.
This week Bryan sits down with Dr. Ben Merkle, the President of New Saint Andrew's College in Idaho. They discuss some of the problems with public education and discuss the benefits of a Classical Christian education. The biggest point though is that no matter the curriculum, the real work of raising up kings and queens begins in the home. Visit the website: https://nsa.edu/ Be sure to subscribe to 1819 News The Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Do you know who Gerard Groote is? We didn't either! He played a major role in church history, but in a very unlikely way. Pastor and founder of Franklin Classical School, George Grant encourages us with the value and benefits of classical Christian education even when things don't come to us as easily as they should. Join us for a deep discussion on philosophy, politics, and reformation history in today's episode of Veritas Vox where we also discuss his Bible study, The Keystone Project!
10/07/22 6am CT Hour Fr. Bob Pagliari comes back to discuss the second part in the Mariage Prep Series: Things pastors should know ahead of time before couples on their big day. Dr. Ryan Messmore joins Morning Air to discuss a Catholic Approach to Classical Education
Dan Coupland, Chairman of Education, Dean of the Graduate School of Classical Education, and Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss his new book TRIED AND TRUE: A PRIMER ON SOUND PEDAGOGY.
"There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." These words from C.S. Lewis's work Voyage of the Dawn Treader open today's podcast and set the stage for a discussion of what mice, dragons, and voyages can teach us about Classical Education. Join the table in wondering at Reepicheep's nobility, Eustace's journey from man to dragon to man, and the journey of the Dawn Treader. And, if you watch to the end, you'll hear about each of our favorite islands from the book. Don't miss it!
About our Guest: Dr. Angel Parham is Associate Professor of Sociology and senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Her area is historical sociology, where she engages in research and writing that examine the past in order to better understand how to live well in the present and envision wisely for the future. Her research and teaching are inspired by classical philosophies of living and learning that emphasize the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty. She shares this love of history and of classical learning through Nyansa Classical Community, an educational non-profit focused on K-12 students which provides lower and upper school curricula in the humanities to schools and homeschools. Parham is the author The Black Intellectual Tradition: Reading Freedom in Classical Literature, published with Classical Academic Press (2022). She is also the President of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test (CLT) which takes an approach to academic testing that seeks to reconnect knowledge and virtue. Parham completed her B.A. in sociology at Yale University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.If you would like to volunteer or write for Nyansa Classical Community, email Angel. Angel.Adams.Parham@Gmail.com or visit Nyansa Classical Community here. Show NotesDr. Paham discusses her Christian outreach through Nyansa Classical Community (a non-profit Classical after-school program). Nyansa works alongside schools to help them give beautiful classical texts in public schools for the children who stay for after-school care. We also dive into the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois in the eduation of African-Americans. We also discuss "What is a liberal arts eduation and why does it matter?" The origins of "liberal" means that it is freeing and to truly flourish. Some topics in this episode include: Why Homer is important for all students and to help develop good foundations for understanding a virtue-based learning environment What is the African-American tradition? The education debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois Why a liberal arts education casts a vision for the future and why it matters. Anna Julia Cooper's impact on the tradition of African-American education What is the true heritage of the African-American education in The United States? The grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages according to the essay, "The Lost Tools of Learning" by Dorothy Sayers. What is the black intellectual tradition? The importance of learning languages from other cultures to fully explore other cultures and their literature Books In This EpisodeThe Iliad and The Odyssey by HomerSong of Solomon by Toni MorrisonOmeros by Derek WalcottUp From Slavery by Booker T. WashingtonMusicans in the Black TraditionJoseph BologneOpera CréoleBook she wishes she had read earlierThe Republic by PlatoPlease Support us on Patreon_________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
On this episode of Anchored, Soren is joined by Dr. Brian Polk, Associate Professor of Science at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. Dr. Polk discusses how his encounter with the liberal arts at the University of Southern Mississippi Honors College changed the course of his education, going from a pre-medical program as an undergraduate to specializing in chemistry and classical pedagogy as a doctoral student. He shares about his experiences as a classical educator, including his contributions to FASTly - a resource for teachers to provide quality science education within the context of Christian faithfulness. He also shares his perspective on the important role that science and natural philosophy play among the humanities in classical education.
On this episode of Orthopraxy, I sit down with Doug Wilson. Pastor Wilson is the Senior Minister at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho. He helped found Logos School, Association of Classical Christian Schools, New Saint Andrews College, and Canon Press. In this episode we talk about his love for classical Christian education, growing up around heroes from WW2, and taking over a college town. Follow Doug Wilson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/douglas_james_wilson/ Visit Doug's website https://dougwils.com/ Stuff we talked about- Up From Liberalism by William F. Buckley Jr https://www.amazon.com/Up-Liberalism-William-F-Buckley/dp/161427925X Dorthy Sayers- The Lost Tools of Learning https://classicalchristian.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Dorothy_Sayers_The_Lost_Tools_of_Learning.pdf Turning Point Christian Worldview Series https://www.librarything.com/nseries/14700/Turning-Point-Christian-Worldview-Series Idols for Destruction by Herbert Schlossberg https://www.amazon.com/Idols-Destruction-Conflict-Christian-American/dp/0891077383 Early Christianity and Greek Paidea by Werner Jaeger https://www.amazon.com/Early-Christianity-Paidea-Werner-Jaeger/dp/0674220528 The Orthopraxy Podcast exists to talk about the Christian life and living out what we believe. Every week we sit down with a guest to talk about the practical things in our faith. Join us every Wednesday for new episodes. Orthopraxy is a ministry of Finish Line Ministries International. Finish Line Ministries International is committed to the work of Training Pastors, Equipping The Church, Providing For Orphans, and Reaching The Lost in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Working alongside the remarkable men and women of southeast Africa, Finish Line Ministries International creates and develops ministry initiatives specifically designed to impact lives, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and establish His church. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthopraxypod/ Follow us on Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@orthopraxypod Subscribe on Youtube https://youtube.com/channel/UCy_4kP2C... Learn more about our Initiatives: www.finishlineminitries.org Follow Finish Line: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinishLineIntl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FinishLineIntl
Sam Sorbo is an award-winning actress, model, author, and speaker, as well as the podcast host of The Sam Sorbo Show. She's also a homeschool mom and Classical Conversations® member. She's acted in TV shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and movies like Let There Be Light and Miracle in East Texas. As a homeschool and Christian education activist, Sam has written several books, including They're Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate and Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families. In this episode, Sam discusses being a Christian in Hollywood, challenges she's faced as a homeschool mom, and her latest book, Words for Warriors. Show notes: refiningrhetoric.com/sam-sorbo
What is the difference between a wanderer and a wayfarer? What does it mean to have hope? How do we live the proper journey of wayfarer? In this episode, John and Larissa talk with Chelsea Niemiec about the virtue of hope and the journey of a wayfarer. Chelsea is the Director of College Partnerships at The Classic Learning Test and a University of Dallas graduate student studying Classical Education. She recently founded the Catholic Education Invitation. Follow her on instagram @ classicallychels Learn more about the The Catholic Education Invitation. To learn more about The Classic Learning Test email her @ email@example.com You can see read her essay "The Hope in Being a Wayfarer" by joining the Fellowship Courtyard (It's like a facebook page for fellows). Apply to the fellowship, join the courtyard, and read her paper- it's quick, easy, and free! Courses begin this week in the Magnus Fellowship and its not too late to enroll! Apply today!
About our Guest: Dr. Richard Ferrier was born April 18th 1948, Berkeley California, married wife Kathyrn 1972, 8 children, 9 grandchildren. He is currently a faculty member with Thomas Aquinas College (1978-present). B.A. Liberal Arts 1971, St Johns College, Annapolis M.A. and Ph.D History of Science 1980, Indiana University Teacher at Key School, Annapolis 1969-74 (taught Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Greek, English and American Lit, Drama, and Music) Founding Board Member St. Augustine Academy, Ventura California. Chairman Ventura County Republican Party 1991-2, Vice Chairman "Yes on 209" campaign, 1996. Prop 209 banned, by Constitutional Amendment, preferential treatment by race, sex, or ethnicity in state agencies. It passed and is still state law. His most recent book is The Declaration of America,Our Principles in Thought and Action, published by St. Augustine's Press. Show NotesDr. Ferrier is a true sage in classical education and his wisdom shines in this discussion. Hearing from his heart as a dad and grandparent was an absolute blessing. This interview was an absolute delight. We jumped from beautiful topic to beautiful topic. Dr. Ferrier and Trae shared several personal stories and especially discuss the upbringing of boys during several various points in this episode. The bullet point summary, as well as the book list, provides a good snap shot of the depth and breadth of this conversation. He wisely said "We live in a world of riches, why should we waste our minds?"Some topics in this episode include: Defining classical education and making free men Liberal Arts v. Servile Arts (useful arts) Arithmetic & Geometry as the music and dance of the quadrivium The importance of music for the human soul Civics through American patriotic hymns The importance of reading to your children How to read well and simply delight in great books from Dr. Seuss to the best American Speeches to Homer and back to nonsense poetry! The arts of grammar, logic/dialectics, and rhetoric Teaching rhetoric with the best speeches The importance of integrative instruction through the 7 Classical Liberal Arts and the useful arts Why practitioners in the "useful arts" NEED to know how to think well and communicate well Educating boys and giving them great books as well as hands on experience with tools and going fishing Adventitious learning The difficulties in homeschooling that drive a parent to online learning He shared his personal testimonies with homeschooling his children and what struggles they had Books & Resources In This EpisodeMother GooseDr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat)Ogden NashThe Declaration of IndependenceThe Constitution of the United StatesEdward Lear's Book of NonsenseJabberwocky by Lewis CarrollHomer's Illiad and OdysseyLincolns' Speeches and Euclid's Elements"John Brown's Body" by Stephen Vincent Benét"By the Waters if Babylon" by Stephen Vincent Benét"The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benét"The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord ByronThe Christmas Carol by Charles DickensI Saw Three Ships by Elizabeth GoudgeLandmark BooksTolkien TrilogyFaustPensées by Blaise PascalDostoevsky"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse"The Glass Bead Game" by Hermann Hesse "Beneath the Wheel" by Hermann HesseCalvin Coolidge's Speech on The Declaration of Independence: Lecture by Dr. FerrierMoviesGettysburgJohn AdamsKen Burn's Civil War seriesCasablancaFavorite QuoteVirgil when he is looking at the destruction of his home. "sunt lacrimae rerum"--- Tears for thingsPlease Support us on Patreon_________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In this episode, the table approaches the merits and shortcomings of the various classical education models. Paul, Shane, Tanya, and Martin shed light on the thought process behind Memoria Press's educational model and our view of what makes a educational model classical. You don't want to miss it! Memoria Press exists to promote and impart the classical heritage of the Christian West. Classical Christian education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue through meditation on the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. This is accomplished in two ways: first, through training in the liberal arts; and secondly, through a familiarity with the great books and the great thinkers of the Western tradition. Memoria Press: Classical, Christian, Complete Learn more at: https://www.memoriapress.com/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=CETC&utm_campaign=202
Ali Pries, Fourth Grade Teacher at Golden View Classical Academy in Golden (Colo.) and Master Teacher with the Hillsdale College K-12 Network, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss classical education for the younger grades, how work here prepares students for upper grades, and the role of song and play in these grammar school years.
About our Guest: Steve Mittwede, PhD, EdSDr. Mittwede is privileged to be a teacher of Earth Science at Randolph School in Huntsville (Rocket City!), Alabama, after having taught at two great classical schools in Texas for the past seven years. Heartily committed to lifelong learning, his most recent degree was an EdS in Educational Leadership from Columbia International University (CIU), following degrees in geology from The College of William and Mary (BS) and the University of South Carolina (MS and PhD), the last two while concurrently working as a full-time mineral resources geologist for the South Carolina Geological Survey. During that time in South Carolina, he married Dana, and they were blessed with four sons in close succession – all now grown, married, and raising their own broods (13 grandchildren and counting!). Steve also has an MA in intercultural studies from CIU and an MTh in theology from Union School of Theology/University of South Wales (UK). With his family, Steve lived for 23 years in Ankara, Turkey where he worked as an educator, academic researcher, consulting geologist, and scientific/technical editor. His main research “squeeze” over the last few years has been the great Peripatetic, Theophrastus, a paragon of scholarly virtues that are especially applicable in science education.Show NotesAdrienne interviews master teacher, Dr. Steve Mittwede on the art of teaching science. As an expert in the classroom, Steve brings practical ideas for teachers to consider for good, truth-driven instruction. He discusses in detail how to help students use good language (grammar mode of the trivium) to help them in habits of attending and defining their observations. We also discuss the truth pursuits around the unity of knowledge and how important this is to the foundation of integerated instruction. If truth is a foundation to classical education, then integrating all the "subjects" together ought to matter! His Three Realms of Knowing is a construct he developed about 20 years ago showing students that everything fits together. Some topics in this episode include: What is a good definition of science? How should science text books be used? What are best practices in the art of teaching science? How to engender conversations for good scientific hypothese Why nature study is critical for good science practices with students How scientific thinking can help us integrate and make connections to all truth and reality. The Law of Noncontradiction Horizontal integration of science with poetry and Socratic inquiry Books & Resources In This EpisodeAristotle's Metaphysics"Learning Scholarly Virtues from Theaphrastus" by Dr. Mittwede, published by SCLOpus Majus by Roger BaconPoems for Science classHymn before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Chamouni By Samuel Taylor ColeridgeI Am Like a Slip of Comet by Gerard Manley HopkinsQuotes that Dr. Mittwede uses in his science classes"Truth, like gold, is not be obtained by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold."- Leo Tolstoy"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."- Jack LondonPlease Support us on Patreon_________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. David Diener, headmaster of Hillsdale Academy and a lecturing professor of education who has received a BA in philosophy and ancient languages from Wheaton College, as well as an MA in philosophy, MS in history and philosophy of education, and dual PhD in philosophy and philosophy of education from Indiana University. They discuss Dr. Diener's background in classical education and focus on his recently published article examining Augustine's dialogue "The Teacher".
Rev. Doug Griebenaw visited the 2022 Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education Conference at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and had the opportunity to chat with CCLE board members and conference presenters. Hear his conversation with Mrs. Cheryl Swope, Author of Simply Classical curriculum for children with special needs (Memoria Press), as they discuss classical education for all including those with special needs. Find more information on the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education at ccle.org.
In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses words and their importance in education. What words do we use in traditional liberal education? How have we lost the meanings of certain words in our lives?
On this episode of Anchored, Jeremy is joined by Doug Wilson, founder of the Logos School. Doug shares how he first learned about classical education during his service in the Navy after reading Dorothy Sayers' The Lost Tools of Learning. Doug describes the vision and mission for the Logos School as "not just another prep school" but one embedded in contextualized history of America and the church. Doug discusses the impact of secular curricula in modern schools, the importance of open conversations with people of differing beliefs, and some of the controversies that have surrounded him.
About our GuestAmy Sloan and her husband John are 2nd-generation homeschoolers to 5 children from 7 to 17 years old. The Sloan family adventures together in NC where they pursue a restfully-classical education. If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you'll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at HumilityandDoxology.com and hosts the “Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology” podcast. Follow Amy on her website Humility & Doxology and her podcast Homeschool Conversations.Show NotesAdrienne interviews Amy and discusses the ins and outs of homeschooling. Amy shares her experience as a second generation homeschooler. She discusses how classical education shaped her life as a student and now as a homeschool mom. Many golden nuggets of wisdom are shared between Adrienne and Amy as they explain the common experiencs typical in the life of a homeschooler. Listen and be encouraged not to give up or to seriously consider homeschooling as a solid educational choice for your family. Some topics in this episode include: The hard realities in homeschooling Prioritizing sibling frienships in a homeschool The common stresses in most homeschools Cultivating integrative learning: being purposeful to connect all the subjects The Christian classical idea of teaching with a spirit of humility Amy discusses the end goals to help answer the question, "why should I homeschool?". How to consider outsourcing needs and options as a homeschool Books & Resources In This EpisodeMissy Andrew's memoir, My Divine ComedyThe Liberal Arts Tradition by Clark and Jain Better Together by Pam BarnhillTeaching From Rest by Sarah MacKenzieFor the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer McaulayPodcasts from Homeschool Conversations mentioned in this episode as most helpful for getting started in homeschooling: Dr. George Grant interview Ann Karako Interview Jami Marstall interview Pam Barnill and Heather Tully interview Karen Glass Interview Adrienne Freas Interview Cindy Rollins Interview Curriculum Mentioned:Sonlight CurriculumAmblesideOnline CurriculumSaxon MathMath-U-SeeRightStart MathThe quote that Amy shared:"What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth. This has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert, himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt, the divine reason. Huxley preached a humility content to learn from nature, but the new skeptic is so humble that he doubts if he can even learn. Thus, we should be wrong if we had said hastily that there is no humility typical of our time. The truth is there is a real humility typical of our time, but it so happens that it is practically a more poisonous humility than the wildest protrations of the aesthetic. The old humility was a spur that prevented a man from stopping, not a nail in his boot that prevented him from going on. For the old humility made a man doubtful about his efforts which might make him work harder. But the new humility makes a man doubtful about his aims, which will make him stop working altogether." - G.K. Chesteron, Orthodoxy (ch. 3)Please Support us on Patreon _________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Is knowledge its own end? Or is it a means to something else? In Discourse Five of his The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman juxtaposes Cato and Cicero as opponents on this question, but Newman's juxtaposition is not without its own difficulties. Jonathan's old teacher, Dr. Robert Jackson of the Great Hearts Institute, joins the podcast to talk Newman, knowledge, and education.John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780268011505Great Hearts Academies: https://www.greatheartsamerica.org/Great Hearts Institute: https://greathearts.institute/National Symposium for Classical Education: https://classicaleducationsymposium.org/Cicero's Pro Archia Poeta: https://amzn.to/3QxfSbeAristotle's Metaphysics: https://amzn.to/3Cc9pyfNew Humanists Episode XI: Benedict in Regensburg: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/benedict-in-regensburg-faith-reason-and-the/id1570296135?i=1000542008795G.E.M. Anscombe's Modern Moral Philosophy: https://sites.pitt.edu/~mthompso/readings/mmp.pdfNew Humanists is brought to you by the Ancient Language Institute: https://ancientlanguage.com/Links may have referral codes, which earn us a commission at no additional cost to you. We encourage you, when possible, to use Bookshop.org for your book purchases, an online bookstore which supports local bookstores.Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
This week on “The Learning Curve,” co-hosts Cara Candal and Gerard Robinson talk with Angel Adams Parham, Associate Professor of Sociology and senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia, and the author of The Black Intellectual Tradition: Reading Freedom in Classical Literature. Professor Parham shares her background as […]
On this episode of Anchored, Soren is joined by Karen Elliott, Executive Director of the Rafiki Foundation. Karen shares how she went from working as a commercial banker to serving in Africa and describes how the foundation is supporting Africans spiritually and materially. Now in 10 African countries, the Rafiki Foundation partners with 23 African church denominations and 20,000 schools to provide care and a classical Christian education to children in need. Karen emphasizes that a classical education is for everyone, but must speak to a people's particular culture and history and draw on whatever is true, good and beautiful around the world.
There is a growing movement to restore "classical education." As the Washington Examiner reports: "[G.K.] Chesterton articulates so well [this vision] of education being the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to the next," Tate said. "But suddenly, there was nother we were passing down. Everything had been dismantled or deconstructed, and there was nothing beautiful or meaningful left to pass down..." As more parents become aware of the existence of this kind of education, the supply of schools is increasing to meet the demand. Meanwhile, the percent of US college students majoring in the humanities has plummeted. Noah Smith writes about the Elite Overproduction Theory: "Basically, the idea here is that America produced a lot of highly educated people with great expectations for their place in American society, but that our economic and social system was unable to accommodate many of these expectations, causing them to turn to leftist politics and other disruptive actions out of frustration and disappointment." Smith argues that this gap between expectation and reality helps explain the rise of leftism in America. How to address it? He suggests lowering expectations. Get exclusive content here!: https://thepetekalinershow.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.