Motivation and Language Learning

Motivation and Language Learning

~ by Joshua Kraut ~ What makes for successful foreign language learning? Second to our natural, genetically determined aptitude for acquiring other languages (which we cannot change!), motivation constitutes the next most important factor in predicting the outcomes of...
Summer Latin Practice Ideas

Summer Latin Practice Ideas

~by Karen Moore~ As the annual summer sabbatical sets in, parents often ask me how to help their students keep up with Latin over the summer. The idea is not necessarily to learn new material, but rather to help them maintain the knowledge and reading skills they have...
Summer is for Scholé

Summer is for Scholé

~by Pam Barnhill~ Autumn is sublime; winter, necessary; spring, enchanting. Summer, on the other hand, is a gift. Summer is fresh watermelon, swimming pools, and sleeping in. Most importantly, summer is slower: slower days that are perfect for exploring the idea of...
Scholé and THE LIST

Scholé and THE LIST

~by Joelle Hodge~ We all look forward to summertime: the slower pace, a relaxed routine, an opportunity to get away from the drive and push of homework, deadlines, and class management. But, as much as we would love to just push pause for a moment and linger through...
Teaching Reading—the Detour

Teaching Reading—the Detour

About ten or eleven years ago, my friend Andrew Kern came to speak at The Geneva School in Winter Park, Florida. I hate to admit it, but I don’t recall the specific topic of the talk he gave to the parents and faculty assembled in the gymnasium that day. What I do...