Andrew Kern Feb 1, 2013

The problem, you see, is that we do it in school. That warps our thinking. Socrates used to do it in the Agora, the market place, or, perhaps better, the public gathering place. Granted the Greeks had gymnasia, but that was only a portion. The ancient Hebrews did it on the way, in the temple, in their homes. The Romans might have had something approximating a school, but it would have been small.

With the rise of the 20th century factory school, our norms and expectations were severed from reality.

Andrew Kern Jan 31, 2013

Confession time: when I return from trips I am tired and grumpy and don't feel like doing anything.

David Kern Jan 29, 2013

As Christian classical educators we are all very passionate about what we do.

We believe in it – in the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of it all - and we want people to see what we see, to believe in it as we do.

Andrew Kern Jan 28, 2013

To become a great Christian classical teacher it is not enough to master a technique.

Instead we must receive the rain of wisdom from every source whatsoever, sometimes being reminded of something we must or might do, sometimes apprehending more firmly something we have begun to grasp, sometimes being reminded of something worth remembering.

Thus each day, receiving the grace of transformation presented by Him who is the giver of all good gifts, we become ever so slightly wiser than we were the day before.

Angelina Stanford Jan 14, 2013

Les Misérables (musical)

Les Misérables (musical) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jennifer Courtney Jan 8, 2013

My husband and I recently took our thirteen-year-old son to see the film version of The Hobbit. His review: “It was a little slow. The book was much more fun.”

Cathy Rape Nov 26, 2012

Angelina Stanford Sep 10, 2012

Where did the concept of fantasy originate? For that matter where did the concept of fiction come from? Ancient man had sacred texts, but they certainly did not consider them “fantasy.”

According to Gene Veith, it was the Bible that made fantasy possible in the first place. While the Greeks emphasized imitation, the Bible emphasized creation. The universe is not an imitation but a creation out of nothing.  This concept helped to provide the conceptual basis for creating stories, fiction.

Angelina Stanford Sep 6, 2012

Another common objection of our day is that fairy stories and fairy tales in particular are scary and violent and are therefore unfit for children.