What is classical education?
“A Classical Education for Modern Times” by Terrence Moore
“Limits of the Trivium” by Terrence Moore
What is the role of a teacher in a classical school? How is teaching classically different from teaching in a typical school?
Teachers are the representatives of culture who to hand on the virtues and wisdom of a civilization to the next generation.
The School of Trust, by Ian Lindquist, National Affairs
On the importance of establishing trust between teachers and students, students and school, and between faculty.
Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should Know, by Barak Rosenshine, American Educator
What is the classical education movement?
Classical Schools in Modern America, by Ian Lindquist, National Affairs
Recent overview of the classical education situation in America. Includes a brief history, explains the landscape, and the author’s thoughts on the matter.
Our nation’s morally formative institutions are weak and weakening further, thanks in no small part to the enormously destructive effects of social media. The single type of institution best suited to resist these and other pressures of our times is the mission-driven, tech-skeptical K–12 school. The successes of our best countercultural colleges and universities, viewed in the light of Yuval Levin’s invaluable work on the nature of institutions, show us how the incentive structures of an excellent K–12 school make it the formative institution our time needs most.
How does technology negatively affect students, and why are classical schools so careful about how they incorporate technology in the classroom?
Silicon Valley Execs Get Your Kids Hooked On Their Gadgets, But Not Their Kids, by Jessica Burk, The Federalist
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?, Jean Twenge, The Atlantic
The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected, by Nellie Bowles, New York Times