Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition

I can clearly remember when I first discovered Classical Education. As the recipient of a full scholarship for prospective teachers, I had intensely studied educational philosophy and methodology for four years in college. However, it wasn’t until after I graduated college that I finally encountered the pedagogy of the ancients. I recall hearing a radio … Continue reading Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition

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Childcraft Series Overview

In my childhood home, we had a room called “The Library”. It was a beautiful room with dark wood built-in book cases and glass doors. It was always my favorite room in the house. My dad had a deep and lovely leather chair which was perfect for getting lost inside of a good book. My … Continue reading Childcraft Series Overview

Great Courses Company: How To Read and Understand Shakespeare

I was a theater minor at Hillsdale College. When I participated in the Oxford exchange, I travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon to see several plays. During two of my Hillsdale summer breaks, I travelled with the theater department to the Canadian Stratford Festival.  Shakespeare was central to my liberal arts education. Confession: all that exposure to the … Continue reading Great Courses Company: How To Read and Understand Shakespeare

The Hedge School

In 17th century Britain, the Protestant English settlers of Ireland had failed to assimilate the native Irish Catholics, and there was serious political and religious tension on the island. In 1641, native Irish landowners staged a rebellion against the English settlers and failed. A bloody, complicated, and chaotic series of events unfolded causing political, economic, … Continue reading The Hedge School