Classical Insights Blog

The Invention of Advent

~ by Dr. Christopher A. Perrin ~ We are in the season of Advent, a time of waiting and anticipation. The word advent, of course, is rooted in Latin. Consider these related English words: adventure, venture, invent, inventor, convent, convene, convention, prevent,...

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Can Students Successfully Study Multiple Languages?

~ by Brittany Stoner ~ I have a confession: One day, I want to have a moment like in that Hyundai commercial when two drivers are stuck next to each other in traffic and find themselves singing along to the same song on the radio. Except in my version we’d just happen...

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The Ever-Elusive “Good Life” and Our Shrunken Souls

~ by Brooke Diener~ Stressed. That word permeates my subconscious and pulses out the beat of our culture. Everyone, at every stage of life, seems stressed, pushed, rushed. My children, my parents . . . why? I allow my mind to drift nostalgic and dream of the days back...

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Assessment that Comforts

~ by Dr. Christopher A. Perrin~ I am about to depart for a retreat (the Alcuin Retreat led by the Alcuin Fellowship) during which several educators will be considering the topic of assessment. What should assessment look like for those of us homeschooling our...

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Experiencing Scholé with Littles: A Moment of Grace

~ by Joanne Schinstock~ While sitting at the breakfast table, my oldest daughter noticed a beautiful, bright-colored bird sitting on our backyard fence. This observation of what we soon discovered was an eastern bluebird led to a substantial time of contemplation and...

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Teaching Math Classically

~ by Grace Prensner ~ Like all classical subjects, mathematics should be taught with the aim of fostering students’ humanity. Too often mathematics is taught using a “factory” approach: Here is a theorem (never mind where it came from or what it really means),...

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Teaching from Rest, Two-Year Anniversary

August 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of the best-selling book Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace. We are very thankful to all who have contributed to the continued success of this book. Special thanks goes, of course, to Sarah...

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Teenagers and the Path to Self-Discovery

~ by Geeta Lalvani ~ When I was twelve years old, I, like many other young tweens and teens, thought that I knew everything there is to know about the world. In my case, my overconfidence was supported by my results from an online personality test called the...

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Learning English by Traveling in Another Language

~ by Dr. Christopher Perrin ~ Those of you who have traveled to a foreign country know how this works: No matter where you travel, you will learn a good deal not only about life in those countries but also about life in your own. I remember traveling to Belize years...

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