The following is an imagined Socratic dialogue between David Hicks and the fictional Dr. Frank Prescott (from The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss).
Norms and Nobility
Nautae caelum et terram vident is a humble Latin sentence. It means, “The sailors see the sky and the land.” It’s simple, yet it involves interconnecting thoughts and the ability to organize them in a systematic, coherent manner. This sentence is relatively complex in the knowledge and skills it requires. To translate it, you must
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
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
When the course of my life is run and I am tied to a stake or lying beneath my final shroud, it will be among my sweetest consolations to be able to say that I knew the man who wrote these words: My reason for concluding this discussion of the idea of a classical education