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Do you use too many exclamation marks? Stop it!!!

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Katherine Bindley writes of the debate over whether exclamation marks are overused. It is an issue teachers in particular should read, they being among the most cavalier of exclamation mark users. How many times have you seen a note from a teacher that reads, “You did a great job!!!” or “It’s so good to have you in the class!!!” “Awesome!!!” Let’s admit it: There are some teachers who end literally Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
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Join us for our Western regional CLSA teacher training conference in Phoenix

Join Memoria Press, in conjunction with the Classical Latin School Association, at its fall teacher training conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Oct. 11-12. Hosted by Highlands Latin Cottage School: Phoenix, the 2018 Fall Regional Conference will help equip teacher and homeschool parents to teach classical Christian subjects classically. Plenaries will cover everything from what classical education is to how to ensure order in the classroom. Breakout sessions will address particular subjects such as Latin, grammar, Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
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Can classical schools do what colleges won’t?

If you’ve ever read C. S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength, you will have an inkling (pun intended) of the philosophy that tends to dominate many of our cultural institutions. His “N.I.C.E.” (the evil “National Institute for Coordinated Experiments”) was a perfect portrayal of the technocratic mindset that has taken over higher education in particular―the idea that “useful knowledge” is the only kind of knowledge worth having. If you want a portrayal of this in poetry, Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
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Unearthing a Double Standard

Archeologists excavating a part of the ancient city of Olympia in southern Greece have unearthed what they believe to be a 3rd-century tablet containing twelve lines from Homer’s Odyssey. One of the reasons the find is so significant has to do with a fact that many people don’t know; namely, that the vast majority of ancient works are known to us by copies made many years after the actual writing of the work. A third century document Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
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The Real Story Behind the “Underemployed Liberal Arts Graduate” Narrative

According to the Atlantic magazine, it isn’t primarily liberal arts graduates who are getting marooned on the shores of underemployment: When you do the math on the supposed underemployment number against the number of degrees awarded by major, “Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services” left far more people high and dry on job success. With a five-year 31% underemployment rate according to Burning Glass, and a massive 601,092 degrees passed out in 2016, business Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
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Three Classical Words

My article in the most recent issue of the Classical Teacher magazine: I have given many speeches and written many articles on the subject of what classical education is. One of the things I have realized in doing so is that, among the many impediments to understanding what classical education is, there is the simple problem of the lack of clarity in the words we use to talk about it. There are three terms that Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
Classifieds

Classical School Secretary in KY

Opening: Full-time School Secretary for 2018-19.  School: Corpus Christi Classical Academy (pre-K through 12 Catholic School) in Simpsonville, KY (10 minutes past Lake Forest on Shelbyville Rd.) Description: Seeking a full-time secretary, who is discreet, joyful, welcoming, and Christian.  Position will be from 7:30-3:30, Monday–Friday, and involves knowledge of MW and Excel. Beautiful families and beautiful school environment.  Summer hours are extremely flexible and there is a tuition discount if you enroll your children.   Qualifications: Must have office experience.  Read more…

By Guest, ago
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Primary & Grammar School Teachers in KY

Second through Sixth Grade Teachers Opening: Full-time 2nd-3rd Grade and 5th Grade teachers for 2018-19. School: Corpus Christi Classical Academy in Simpsonville, KY (10 minutes past Lake Forest on Shelbyville Rd.) Description: Seeking full-time teachers who are Catholic, who love Christ, who love children, and love to teach! Small class sizes! Qualifications: Must have a BS or BA degree with experience in an elementary classroom. Must love Christ and the Church, and have a joyful Read more…

By Guest, ago
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Kindergarten Teacher Needed in VA

St. Anthony Academy, outside beautiful Washington, DC, is still hiring for 2018-2019 Academic year. This school is a 40-student, Trivium-based Catholic academy now accepting applications for our K–2nd grade classroom. This full-time position, for 5 to 8 students, is open to any Catholic teacher who is looking to use his or her talents in the foundational formation of minds and hearts! Our thoroughly classical curriculum is easy to teach for the patient person dedicated to Read more…

By Sean P Loftus, ago
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Grammar School Literature Teachers

Cottage School offering contract work for two literature classes, grades 3–6. Classes meet on Monday afternoons in Rogers, AR, near the interstate. Perfect opportunity for a retiree, stay-at-home parent, self-employed, or grad student. Books scheduled include: Charlotte’s Web, Farmer Boy, The Moffats for grades 3-4 and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lassie Come Home, and Heidi for grades 5-6. Visit HighlandsLatin.org/Bentonville for more information, or email HighlandsLatinBentonville@gmail.com

By Makayla Brown, ago