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Prudence in Writing

Prudence in Writing

~by Joanne Schinstock~In last month’s blog post, Mr. Eddie Kotynski wrote that “a prudent person can discern what ideas and acts conform to reality and which do not.”. Looking back on the last 3 years of teaching the Writing & Rhetoric series, I recall one story...

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Beyond Restful Learning

Beyond Restful Learning

~ by Evalyn Homoelle ~Restful Learning. Scholé Academy’s goal seemed paradoxical and almost amusing to me as a stressed-out high schooler. How could schoolwork, high school, and learning be restful? Weren’t the almost universally accepted characteristics of education...

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The Liturgical Classroom, With a Side of Greek

The Liturgical Classroom, With a Side of Greek

~ by Mallory Stripling ~​One idea that I have been delighted to see gain popularity in the classical education world is that of “Liturgical Learning,” in which liturgical worship provides a pattern for learning. I’ll describe my understanding of liturgical learning,...

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Prudence, Right Judgment, and Living in Reality

Prudence, Right Judgment, and Living in Reality

~ by Eddie Kotynski ~ Prudence is the perfection of reason, or, the perfection of the natural capacity of the soul to see reality as it is. More than just a view of the physical reality around and about us, prudence sees the spiritual and relational reality around us....

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Learning Like Mary in the Age of Martha

Learning Like Mary in the Age of Martha

~by Devin O'Donnel~ “Man can get used to anything, the scoundrel!” So says Dostoyevsky in more than one of his novels. This observation of human nature does not pertain merely to morality or psychology. It relates to anything human. And when it comes to education—yes,...

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Hearing the Whole Symphony

Hearing the Whole Symphony

~ by Cass Jackson ~ I am sure I’m not the only high school student who has sometimes felt as if everything we do over these four years is shaping us to send in a few pieces of paper with words and numbers somehow meant to quantify and describe our character so we can...

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Summer Reading Selections from The Classical Reader

Summer Reading Selections from The Classical Reader

~ Compiled by Leslie Rayner ~ For all who love the summertime advantage of freedom to read what delights their own interests, nourishes their soul, or simply provides fun and good rest for their minds, The Classical Reader is an excellent resource to peruse for both...

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John Dever–A Personal Introduction and Overview of Courses

John Dever–A Personal Introduction and Overview of Courses

~ by John Dever ~ Greetings Scholé families! I’m excited to be joining Scholé academy as a math instructor for this coming academic year. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, tell you a little about my teaching philosophy, and then share with you...

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Looking Along Learning: Discovering the Joy of Language

Looking Along Learning: Discovering the Joy of Language

~ by Allison Scheidegger ~ As a Latin and grammar teacher, I often pose questions to my students such as, “Why is this noun in the dative case?” or “Why is X happening grammatically here?” In response to such why questions, it seems to be the bent of students—and...

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Reflections on Pascha

Reflections on Pascha

~ by Fr. Noah Bushelli ~ Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is risen!With these most joyous words, we celebrate the single most important event in history. I’ve been conscientiously preparing for and celebrating Pascha—the Greek word for Passover—for about a quarter of a...

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Revisiting Winter

Revisiting Winter

~ by Phaedra Shaltanis ~ Winter’s warming fires have long ago died and spring is flourishing. The verdant grass, the perfumed air, the burgeoning trees—all pulse with life and promise, balm for the earth that has too long languished in cold slumber. Spring! We welcome...

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