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November 1, 2007

Large Small Schools

The growing realization of the importance of relationships has led to a movement for smaller schools within large schools in the state school systems. Here’s an intriguing dialogue with a lot of useful ideas for schools with more than a couple hundred students – even if they’re private schools. Recommended reading.

Why we teach Latin (one little reason)

This from The Nature of Culture Studies, by RM Wenley, University of Michigan: Accuracy of mental operation does not come with memorizing linguistic forms and rules. Here our culture study friends frequently fool themselves. Nevertheless, ability to write decent Latin prose, with dictionary at elbow, simply cannot be acquired without at the same time inducing …

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Tables or Desks

Here’s an interesting take on one of the most practical decisions a school ever makes. I’m surprised by how little thought goes into this question and how little input the teacher typically has. Of course, the question is whether we should use desks or tables. If we have to choose, I would take the table …

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