#103 – Becoming More Human (What?! How?!)

#103 – Becoming More Human (What?! How?!)

There is frequent talk in classical education circles about becoming more human, which can be disconcerting and easily misunderstood. Although intended to honor and elevate our humanity, what we often hear in such comments today is an implicit attack on the less educated as therefore less human. Today we tackle, qualify, and defend the statement:…

SS #95: What are the liberal arts? (with Dr. Chris Schlect!!)

SS #95: What are the liberal arts? (with Dr. Chris Schlect!!)

We talk about the trivium, about a liberal arts education, about classical education, but often without being clear about what these terms mean. When we do have a definition, it is usually simplified. Sometimes, it’s not at all tethered to the actual historical usage or concept. In this episode, we talk to historian Dr. Schlect,…

SS #86: What Has Athens to do with Abuja? (Classical Education in Africa)

SS #86: What Has Athens to do with Abuja? (Classical Education in Africa)

Is classical education only for Westerners? Karen Elliott, executive director of The Rafiki Foundation, along with the many missionaries and nationals working in the Rafiki Village schools would give a resounding “NO” in reply. Classical education is a human education, not a Western education. It is an education for cultural leaders, and its methods and…

SS #81: Don’t Forget to Remember (Memory Work with Maria Bell!!)

SS #81: Don’t Forget to Remember (Memory Work with Maria Bell!!)

Our guest today is Maria Bell. Maria educates her children at home in the Charlotte Mason tradition and enjoys studying and sharing with others the biblical roots of Miss Mason’s philosophy. She is a linguist by training and profession, but her heart is for the ministry of motherhood and the pursuit of Truth. She resides in…