“Classical Christian schools overhaul their writing programs around every three to four years. This means there is a good chance your school is overhauling their writing program this summer. Before you make any new curriculum purchases or draft new writing requirements for teachers to follow, allow me to humbly suggest you talk through the followingContinue reading “A Discussion Guide For Overhauling Your Writing Program”
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Proverbial, Episode 100
After a bit of a wait, the one hundredth episode of Proverbial is up now.
In Praise Of Elementary School Pedagogy & Elementary Teachers
“While the most ready icons of a classical education may be Aristotle and Homer, I genuinely believe that the most classical pedagogy that can be found in a classical school is found in the elementary school classroom, not the high school classroom.” -from my latest for CiRCE
I Don’t Love Group Projects
“If you’ve ever walked into a classroom and it looked like the students weren’t doing anything, there is a good chance they were working on a group project.” -from Seven Skeptical Thoughts About Group Projects
The Senior Thesis Fiasco
“It is May, which means that classical schools across the country are finalizing plans for graduation ceremonies, setting calendars for next year, determining schedules for summer school, and trying to figure out what to do with a few senior boys whose theses were laughably bad.” -from How To Avoid Another End-Of-The-Year Senior Thesis Fiasco, myContinue reading “The Senior Thesis Fiasco”
The Plight Of The Modern Writing Teacher
Parent: My child has too much writing homework. Teacher: How much time is your child spending on their writing homework? Parent: My son went up to his room last night at 5:30 to start working on his writing homework and when I checked on him at 11:30, he was still going. Six hours—that’s unacceptable. NoContinue reading “The Plight Of The Modern Writing Teacher”
Proverbial, Episode 96: Sick Fascination
“Don’t shoot the messenger” seems live obvious advice, but let’s all admit how pleasant it can be to deliver bad news. Check out the latest episode of Proverbial to hear more.
Fear Of A Sheltered Life
Student: I know how you feel about the matter, but I’m thinking about going to a secular college next year. Gibbs: How come? Student: I don’t want to live in a bubble. If I don’t go to a secular college, I’m worried I’ll go through my whole life without ever knowing anything about other people’sContinue reading “Fear Of A Sheltered Life”
Proverbial, Episode 94: The Hours
The latest episode of Proverbial is available now. For those who listen to the episode, you might be amused to know that I did in fact burn my arm cooking dinner less than an hour later.
Underlying Causes Of Underlying Causes
Tom: It is not enough to punish crimes like theft. You have to look at the underlying causes of theft. You have to ask why people steal. Figuring out why people steal can help prevent theft in the future. Harry: And why do people steal? Tom: Studies show one of the biggest underlying causes of theft is poverty. Harry: AndContinue reading “Underlying Causes Of Underlying Causes”