The Netflix adaptation of Persuasion is a hot algorithmic mess which helplessly bites half a dozen better sources (a more appropriate title for the film would have been Jane Austen’s Fleabag), and yet I was pleased to find the zeitgeist has moved on from “self-care,” which is now a punchline subject to open mockery andContinue reading “Persuasion (2022)”
If a man does not have enough real problems, he will invent fake ones. Fake problems are even more destructive than real problems. Why? Real problems can prompt people to seek real solutions, but fake problems only prompt fake solutions. The man with fake problems is not only stuck with a certain level of fakeness,Continue reading “The Downside Of Luxury”
After fifteen years, the price of this one finally came down to around 20 USD and my copy just arrived in the mail. Not disappointed at all.
Step one: Say something profound or provocative. Step two: Count the number of people who respond in any way. That is how many followers you actually have. Step three: Repent of all the ways you have lied to yourself when explaining to yourself why almost no one ever responds to your tweets.
“Many teachers defend showing videos in class on the grounds they’re “educational,” but this proves far too little. You can teach children data with a screen, but data isn’t formational. Screens are formational, though. A little child who uses videos to learn the alphabet may learn his subject much faster than a little child learning the alphabetContinue reading “How To Show A Video In The Classroom”
“One of the first objections skeptics raise to classical Christian education is the insistence that slavery is old and so classical Christian education must be racist given it vindicates everything old; however, classicism does not vindicate everything old. It assumes the goodness of things which last, and slavery is a human institution which has beenContinue reading “Is Classical Christian Education Necessarily Racist?”
The people we want to be like want to be like people we don’t want to be like.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 Session No. 1 | 10:30 am How to Test, How to Grade What does a fair test over Augustine’s Confessions look like for an eighth grader? How about a sophomore? What about a fourth grader? And what’s the difference between an essay that earns an 87% as opposed to an 88%? This lectureContinue reading “Schedule For The 2023 Gibbs Classical Online Conference”