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Month: November 2019

What are the liberal arts and how do we teach them? (2) – Grammar

Grammar is the first of the Liberal Arts and the foundation of everything that comes after. Grammar is both an approach to teaching subjects and a subject in itself. We all know that one must learn to walk before one may run. That is the idea behind learning the grammars of various subjects. The grammar …

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What Are the Liberal Arts and How do we Teach Them? (1)

What is a “Liberal” education? What did an education in the “Liberal Arts” traditionally look like? What does it look like now? Because the Liberal Arts are at the core of classical education I thought I would take some time over the next few weeks to discuss them. Let’s start with some background. When we …

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“Smart” Phones

“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones and is wreaking havoc on our children.” The above quote is from Athena Chavarria, a former executive assistant at Facebook. For the last decade we’ve been told about all the benefits of smart phones—they will make us more efficient, they will connect us like never before, …

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