What Is Education For?

Everyone is in favor of education, but not everyone can say exactly what they mean by the word. To some, education consists of training in practical skills that can lead to a job; to some it is preparing for tests that will increase the likelihood of getting into a good school; to others it increasingly means indoctrinating children into certain political ideologies. This is why there are so many disagreements on teaching pedagogy and curriculum: Read more…

The Classical Administrator

Administration is the process or activity of running a business or organization. And while that is the given definition, I propose that there is far more to administration in your classical school than simply filling out paperwork, checking boxes, attending meetings, and nodding your head. The task of administration is a gift. It is also a grave responsibility. As an administrator at a classical school you are tasked with affecting the hearts and minds of Read more…

The Real Problem with the Greco-Roman Greats: Gender or Values?

CNN recently summarized the immense achievements of eight Western thinkers—Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Cicero, and Virgil—with this accolade: “Male. Male. Male. Male. Male. Male. Male. Male.”  It is an indictment that could also have been leveled against Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, had the Biblical patriarchs been included on the list.These are the thinkers whose names grace the pediment of Columbia University’s Butler Library, which was built in 1931, at a time when Western civilization Read more…

The Three Classical Principles of Leadership

What makes a good leader? Knowing classical thought helps us in this regard. Classical thought tends to center around three general ideas: the good, the true, and the beautiful.  Using this classical scheme, we can derive three principles of leadership: character, competence, and creativity. These also map nicely onto the tripartite human soul, that thing which is possessed both by you as a leader and those you would presume to lead: the will, the intellect, Read more…

Education Research as Propaganda

Education Week magazine, the premier mouthpiece for the education establishment, recently touted a report on the study of history in American schools. “Students in U.S. classrooms,” says Education Week, “are startlingly ignorant of American history, but it’s not because their teachers have failed them. It’s because the curriculum in most schools focuses on memorizing ‘irrelevant, boring’ names and dates, according to a [recent] study.” The report the article refers to, “Reimagining American History Education,” was, Read more…

Worth Two in the Bush: The Value of the Study of Birds in Classical Christian Education

I stepped out of the fine arts building on a breezy spring afternoon to lead my fifth grade class back to our classroom in St. Patrick Cottage. It was one of those lovely Kentucky early spring days at Highlands Latin School that winter daydreams are made of when you expect to shiver, but the sunshine gently warms your whole body from your head to your toes. In a few more weeks the pink dogwoods would Read more…

Kindergarten Assistant | Orlando, FL

Highlands Latin School – Orlando is looking to expand our team with a part-time Kindergarten Assistant position. While having knowledge of classical teaching methods is preferred for this position, we also welcome applicants with a love of learning and a willingness to invest in young children. Candidates must be detail-oriented and possess good organizational skills.  The position would be Tuesday/Thursday, with a pay of $11-$15 an hour. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and statement Read more…

Latin Teacher | Newtown, PA

The Council Rock School District in Newtown, PA, is seeking a Latin Teacher for a 12 week position beginning on September 29, 2020. This position will be responsible for teaching high school Latin to students in a hybrid instructional model attending classes in person two days per week and receiving instruction via live-stream three days per week. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Christine Taylor, Director, HR at cmtaylor@crsd.org.

Middle & High School Teachers | Houston, TX

Highlands Latin Cottage School in Houston, TX is looking for Middle and High School Teachers for the 2020 school year. Highlands Latin Cottage School of Houston is a Classical, Christian program offering families the best of homeschooling combined with the best of private Christian schooling. We are a unique hybrid model that delivers a beautiful education to all. We are affiliated with Highlands Latin School of Louisville, KY. Our students are highly motivated, our class Read more…

Finding the Way: Principles for Reading Acts

When students enter the eighth grade in Highlands Latin School, they have studied the Bible from front to back three full times. So, in junior high our students transition to a study of the early church. Of course, there’s no better way to study the early church than to soak in one of the greatest books of history ever written, The Acts of the Apostles. The biblical book of Acts, attributed to an early Christian Read more…

Grammar School Teacher | Newton, KS

Newton Classical Academy is currently accepting applications for a grammar school teacher for our first-through-third-grade classroom. Teaching days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, with additional preparation required outside teaching hours. The successful candidate will be highly organized and have excellent classroom-management skills, as he or she will be juggling three grades in one setting. The class will have around ten students. It is not necessary to be licensed with the state to teach at our school. Read more…

What a Harvard Don Doesn’t Understand about Education

A little more than a month ago, one of the short-lived internet firestorms to which we’ve now grown so accustomed cropped up and raged as the dates of a homeschooling summit hosted by Harvard Law School drew nearer. At the center of the impending summit (now postponed due to COVID-19), and the firestorm it created, was Elizabeth Bartholet, a Harvard Law School professor and the director of the school’s Child Advocacy Program.  And let there Read more…

Don’t LOL about Latin

“Language is always changing.” This is the remark we hear repeatedly when the idea of implementing Latin is brought up. The progressive mindset of the present age sniggers derisively at the idea of teaching such an old and, clearly, obsolete language.  In the days of texting, messaging, chatting—with emojis and pictures to aid our words—there is a great temptation to put away the rules of language and to agree that indeed our process of communication Read more…