The following is an imagined Socratic dialogue between David Hicks and the fictional Dr. Frank Prescott (from The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss).
We often get asked about the best books on education. So I asked around the office a bit. Here’s what some of the folks on our team had to say. Classical Q&A: What Are the Best Books on Education? from CiRCE TV on Vimeo.
Tim Keller would say, “doubt your doubt!” While a seeming contradiction, it is important to teach our students this principle. Keller’s words are not an empty platitude.
As the new school year encroaches upon the last, lingering days of summer, it’s easy to be overwhelmed at the prospect of new lesson plans and new students, at long days and assessments galore. It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia of planning to teach, thus losing sight of the big picture. So
A response to David Hicks from the President of the Association of Classical Christian Schools
Here at CiRCE we believe there’s strength in numbers. If the Christian classical renewal is going to be truly meaningful and lasting then we have to work together, wherever and in whatever setting we are teaching. In some ways we need to think of ourselves as one large community. So we thought why not explore
As the school year comes to a close many of us are faced with sending high school graduates off into the wide world. The young people in whom we have invested so much time and energy will soon be on their own, more or less. Most of these young people will head off to college.
A response to an article about the “grit narrative” by an Independent School leader: If I were to write a book about student motivation and teaching approaches, I would call it The Pharisee and the Prodigal. This is why. I am deeply concerned, and have had this concern renewed while reading chapter 7 in Norms