Memoria Press

Collection by Memoria Press • Last updated 12 weeks ago

105 
Pins
 • 
670 
Followers

Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for schools and homeschools. We were founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Christian West through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition.

Memoria Press
Articles
MP Culture
The Classical Teacher
Conferences & Conventions

Articles

Now, there are so many phonics programs to choose from it’s enough to make your head spin. How do we know which one to choose? A systematic, logical approach to phonics is the best way to teach students to read and to spell, but how exactly is that accomplished?

How to Teach Phonics

How to Teach Phonics by Cheryl Lowe. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Few things light up a child’s eyes more than singing. Let singing start your days, whether as a spontaneous “tra-la-lah“—off pitch or not—or in a gradually implemented program of singing songs together.

When You Know the Notes to Sing

When You Know the Notes to Sing by Carol Reynolds | Published in The Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

This scene offers readers a chance for personal reflection on not only the function and role of the dramatic arts, but on the larger question of what literature has to do with knowledge, with ways of knowing, and the aptitude of literature for engaging in philosophical pursuits.

What Hath Shakespeare to Do with Socrates

What Hath Shakespeare to Do with Socrates? by David Wright. Published in The Classical Teacher magazine by Memoria Press.

Little by little, we teach. We do not push too hard or attempt to rush the process.

Little by Little, We Teach

Little by Little, We Teach by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher from Memoria Press.

One of Mortimer's greatest contributions to educational thinking is his “Three Pillars,” an educational taxonomy of teaching and learning.

How to Teach: Mortimer Adler's "Three Pillars" Revised

How to Teach: Mortimer Adler's "Three Pillars" Revised by Martin Cothran | Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher.

All the advice Augustine gives on teaching rests on one bedrock precept: There must be a relationship between the student and the teacher.

St. Augustine's Principles of Teaching

St. Augustine's Principles of Teaching by Paul Schaeffer | Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Teach correct reasoning first, and incorrect reasoning only after correct reasoning is understood.

How to Teach Logic

Although logic is a language art, it is more like math in this respect than history. Here are some helpful tips on how to teach logic.

There are several reasons why Latin should not be taught by the natural method like modern languages often are.

The Wrong Way to Teach Latin

The Wrong Way to Teach Latin by Cheryl Lowe. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

We tend to make two mistakes in education: One is like trying to go fast in first gear, and the other is like trying to start out in fifth gear.

Letter from the Editor Spring 2020: How to Ride a Bicycle

How to Ride a Bicycle by Martin Cothran. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

The Founding Fathers were of varying backgrounds and disparate political beliefs, but they shared two characteristics that distinguished them from other men of their time—and from most men of any time: wisdom and virtue.

The Classical Education of the Founding Fathers

The Classical Education of the Founding Fathers by Martin Cothran. Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

As an English professor, lecturer for the Honors College, and public speaker, I am afforded many opportunities to guide students of all ages and backgrounds through Homer’s Odyssey. One thing I love to emphasize along the way is how committed Odysseus, Telemachus, and the other noble characters are to the laws of xenia.

In Defense of Hospitality & Storytelling: What I Learned from Reading the Odyssey

In Defense of Hospitality & Storytelling by Louis Markos. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Once upon a time, when a person intended to learn about education, the words “Western civilization” did not offend him. Today, for reasons that elude many of us, hearers now take offense at these words and the studies they embody.

Why Study Western Civilization?

Why Study Western Civilization? by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

The only way to criticize Western civilization is to employ it.

In Defense of Western Civilization

In Defense of Western Civilization by Martin Cothran. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

How do we recognize a classic?

What is a Classic?

What is a Classic? by Louise Cowan. Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press with permission.

In actual discussion and debate we do not use mathematical symbols; we use language. And if we are going to demand anything of the system of logic we want our students to use, we ought to at least be able to demand that it be usable.

Logic Is Not Math

Logic Is Not Math by Martin Cothran. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Each of these vignettes may help us begin to ponder an essential question posed by the course’s creator, Dr. Amy Richards: How can we extend hospitality to all students in classical education, and what might we gain by doing so?

What I Learned from a Cohort

What I Learned from a Cohort by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Simply Classical Journal Winter 2020 Edition by Memoria Press.

What is it to be human? And how does our response to this question shed light on how we orient our hearts toward persons with disabilities?

The Beauty of Vulnerability and the Heart of Classical Education

The Beauty of Vulnerability and the Heart of Classical Education by Amy Gilbert Richards. Originally published in the Simply Classical Journal Winter 2020.

Alfred’s humility is inspiring, but it leaves his admirers asking what characteristics made Alfred great. While historians still debate why Alfred was great, the answer is revealed in his character and by the context of his life.

The Only Great King

The Only Great King by J. Shane Saxon. Originally published in the 2019 Late Summer Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Greek teachers find themselves in a difficult predicament in regard to the pronunciation of Greek. On one hand they have the option of teaching modern pronunciation (Demotic), and on the other, Erasmian.

Greek Pronunciation: The Pedagogical Pertinence

Greek Pronunciation: The Pedagogical Pertinence by Mitchell L. Holley. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher.

No one has ever fully encompassed the Western tradition, not even the greatest of Western thinkers. But the best of them have learned the most important things. We can at least do this.

Letter from the Editor Winter 2020: The Giant and the Mite

The Giant and the Mite by Martin Cothran. Originally published in The Classical Teacher Winter 2020 Edition by Memoria Press.

Whether you teach a child to write a zero, to say “thank you,” to parse a Latin sentence, or simply to know that God loves him, you are doing more than educating that child. You are continuing the longstanding, important work of affirming his humanity.

My Child is Human

My Child is Human by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Simply Classical Journal Winter 2020 Edition by Memoria Press.

The “greats” recognized the power of the arts as a centripetal force that binds together history, language, literature, and the sciences. It is a lesson that should inform our educational policies and goals today.

Frederick the Great, Catherine the Great, & the Arts

Frederick the Great, Catherine the Great, & the Arts by Dr. Carol Reynolds. Originally published in the 2019 Late Summer Edition of the Classical Teacher.

Sweet Home. It’s more than just a lovely sentiment cross-stitched on a pillow. You might say it’s engraved, embedded, etched on our very souls.

Dulce Domum: The Longing for Home in Literature

Dulce Domum: The Longing for Home in Literature by Renee Mathis. Originally published in the 2019 Late Summer Edition of The Classical Teacher.

If classical education could give Helen Keller the tools to overcome great obstacles and embrace the “sweep of the heavens” so many years ago, why do less-severely challenged children with special needs fail to receive such a bountiful classical education today?

The Liberating Arts

The Liberating Arts by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the 2019 Late Summer Edition of the Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

The truth will set us free. So says Christ. Yet if this is so, which of course it is, it follows that falsehood will enslave us. Falsehood in history prevents us from understanding our past and, in consequence, our present.

Hilaire Belloc and the Humanizing Power of History

Hilaire Belloc and the Humanizing Power of History by Joseph Pearce. Originally published in the Late Summer 2019 Edition of The Classical Teacher.

Does the similarity of the Christian story to many pagan myths mean that Christianity is a myth? In this article from The Classical Teacher, Martin Cothran outlines the intellectual debate over this question between Robert Blatchford and G. K. Chesterton, who argued that pagan myths actually lead to a defense of Christianity.

G.K. Chesterton and the Historical Defense of Christianity

G.K. Chesterton and the Historical Defense of Christianity by Martin Cothran. Originally published in The Classical Teacher Late Summer 2019 Edition.

I think we can all agree that it is important to understand the truth of things, but many people—even many classical educators—do not realize that logic is an instrument of truth, and thus they do not understand the importance of studying logic.

Why Logic?

Formal logic focuses on procedural aspects of reasoning. Material logic focuses on philosophical or metaphysical aspects of words, statements, & arguments.

That we should teach history—our own as well as the history of the Western world that formed us—to our children should not be controversial.

Should Schools Teach History?

Should Schools Teach History? by Martin Cothran. Originally published in The Classical Teacher Late Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

Why study Latin? In this article from The Classical Teacher, homeschooling mother and Latin tutor Bonnie Graham explains how Latin enhances the way students express themselves in English, and, most noticeably, expands their English vocabulary.

How Latin Builds Vocabulary

How Latin Builds Vocabulary by Bonnie Graham. Originally published in The Classical Teacher Late Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

If you teach high school or college students, or have kids who are passing through those ­places, and if your duties include grading papers, or you watch your kids struggle with writing assignments, I have a piece of advice. Tell them to try composing by hand, with pen and paper, not on the keyboard.

Phenomenology of the Hand

Phenomenology of the Hand by Mark Bauerlein. Originally published in The Classical Teacher magazine Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

We absorb musical structures unawares, beginning with classic children’s songs (which is why it is critical to teach such songs enthusiastically). Gradually, an instinctive understanding of musical form builds, preparing a child to embrace more readily the canon of great musical masterworks.

Formal Structure in Music

Formal Structure in Music by Dr. Carold Reynolds. Originally published in The Classical Teacher magazine by Memoria Press.

"Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,—’Wait and hope.’"

Wait and Hope

Never forget that until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,—'Wait and hope.'

Like this student, let us not be distracted by needless antics posing as pedagogy. Let us teach well, give younger students time to practice and older students time to think deeply, and proceed with collaborative focus and persistence to accomplish any good purpose set before us.

The Futility of Facilitating

The Futility of Facilitating by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in The Classical Teacher Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

Gravitas is a sense of seriousness about what we are doing. Our work, in Christian terms, is a high calling from God. The Romans had gravitas. As Christians we should have it too, but with the added element of joy.

Gravitas: The Lost Art of Taking School Seriously

I believe that gravitas in the primary school means that we take very seriously those important foundational skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

What I’m trying to say here is simple enough. My advice to all of you who are building anew is this: Do not be played for chumps! This is not quantum physics. Children learn naturally, and if they are treated well they will learn most things with ease.

Quality Education

Quality Education is Not Rocket Science: "Children learn naturally, and if they are treated well they will learn most things with ease."

Some of the most interesting things to study when it comes to logic are the arguments for the existence of God.

Lord, Liar, or Lunatic

If Jesus claims to be God and the claim is true, then He is God; and if He claims to be the Lord and the claim is false, then He was a liar or a lunatic

If you don’t have access to someone who can teach this, then you can teach it to your own children even though you don’t know it yourself. Of course, that requires having a program that assumes the teacher doesn’t know the material and teaches the teacher as it goes along. That’s what Memoria Press Latin programs do.

The Language of Learning

Latin is the root of about sixty percent of academic English, and it's still the language of the sciences. It's still the language of learning.

The whole modern world is at war with order—the order of nature, the order of society, the order of learning.

The Living Order of Education

And many contend that this is happening in education: If we take away order and organization—if we de-structure it—we will destroy it.

“You are going to overcome many obstacles due to the love of your parents and their belief that you can do anything. All the hard work and the struggles that you will go through are going to pay off and you will be amazed at what you can overcome and accomplish. You can do it. You will be fine.”

Be Amazed: Interview with Aileen Delgado

Be Amazed: An Interview with Aileen Delgado. Originally published in the Simply Classical Journal Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

Let us appreciate the cumulative, extraordinary impact of our daily obligations: We tie shoes, clean closets, or prepare meals. We care for, teach, and love those in our lives. As we pause for a moment at the wonder of all that is being done through us in these daily moments, let us remember that in the end, an entire lifetime of such days is nothing ordinary.

Nothing Ordinary

Nothing Ordinary by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Simply Classical Journal Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

Enter the Memoria Press forum, where I meet people facing struggles similar to my own. We bounce ideas off each other. We talk about what worked and what didn’t. In short, I have learned that I’m not on this path alone.

Among Friends

Among Friends by Michelle Brazelton. Originally published in the Simply Classical Journal Summer 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

"Technology always has unforeseen consequences, and it is not always clear, at the beginning, who or what will win, and who or what will lose. I will try to explain what is dangerous about the computer, and why."

Informing Ourselves to Death

Informing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. Originally published in The Classical Teacher Spring 2019 Edition by Memoria Press.

An interview with Brent Seales

Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Lost Scrolls: Interview with Professor Brent Seales

Can you explain what it is you do? Reading about you makes me think of Indiana Jones, except maybe without the chase scenes. Yes, well, certainly these things can sound more glamorous than they really are! As a computer scientist and a computer vision imaging specialist, I am interested in both increasing access to and [...]

Textbooks have stood the test of time and have proved to effectively help students succeed in school.

Tablets or Textbooks?

God has instilled in us a passion to learn and a need for knowledge. Education as we know it has been with us for over two millennia, but the tools of learning have changed. In biblical times, texts were meticulously copied onto scrolls using nothing but a sharpened reed and ink. Over time, reeds were [...]

We can determine not to yield thoughtlessly to whatever careless chatter, gloom, or clamor that tries to distract us. We can take care not to cause such clatter for others, especially for the sake of our children. Let us give each other, ourselves, and our families some thought space. Who knows what may happen?

Thought Space

Let us give each other, ourselves, and our families some thought space. Who knows what may happen?

Though we may each set our sights on different peaks, the climb should not feel daunting nor the destination unattainable. Enter the Memoria Press Study Guides. Like an experienced friend who offers encouragement and expertise, our guides provide a helpmate for the journey and a champion for the cause.

A Case for Memoria Press Study Guides

Many of us did not have the privilege of a classical education growing up, but we recognize its value and we want it for our children. Because all people are worthy of its ends (truth, goodness, and beauty), classical education should be available to all who seek it. However, we understand that it can seem [...]

In this article, Martin Cothran discusses the potential dangers of educational technology and provides an explanation of how it can be rightly used.

The Judgement of Thamus

I was at a meeting of private educators in our state a couple of years ago, and afterwards an acquaintance, who was the superintendent of a local private school system, came up to me. He was very excited. He had gotten a grant to provide students in his schools with iPads. I didn’t have the [...]

There is one argument today that seems able to trump all others. It is not really an argument, though we tend to treat it as one, and it is one that is often considered definitive: “A study has found …”

The “A Study Has Found …” Fallacy

There is one argument today that seems able to trump all others. It is not really an argument, though we tend to treat it as one, and it is one that is often considered definitive: “A study has found …” This phrase seems to many people to have an almost religious gravity to it, lending [...]

How is Latin like a plate of barbecue ribs? In this clever and insightful article, Cheryl Lowe explains how the study of Latin nourishes and invigorates students and adds structure and discipline to a curriculum.

A Large Plate of Bones, Please!

There is a famous restaurant in Memphis called Rendezvous. It is down an alley off a sidestreet, with a small awning underneath a neon sign. You go in the door and down a couple flights of stairs into the basement, where you find tables with red and white checkered tablecloths and walls decorated with memorabilia—antique [...]

Letter from the Editor for the Spring 2019 Edition of The Classical Teacher

In Praise of Accidental Knowledge

One of the few books we had in our house when I was young was a set of World Book Encyclopedias. When you looked up something in the encyclopedia you first had to find the volume which housed all the words beginning with the first letter of the word you were searching for. If you [...]

Words expressed in a physical book give a kind of benediction to the paper on which they are printed, and their having been printed bestows some greater ontological significance to their meaning.

On the Incarnation of Words

Words expressed in a physical book give a kind of benediction to the paper on which they are printed.

I bemoan the fact that today’s student may never experience the visceral rewards that going to the library has brought for centuries: that marvelous physical process of preparing, anticipating, physically laboring, and painstaking fulfillment.

Going to the Library

Memories of graduate school flood my mind these days. Those four years of coursework at the University of North Carolina marked the beginning of my life as a scholar. I had painfully figured out how to study as an undergraduate, but the fervid quest to learn, the burning desire to piece together difficult or obscure [...]

Why read literature? Of what value is literature?

Why Read Literature?

Amidst the gushing river of popular culture, the turbulent climate of politics, media bias, and misinformation, the tornadic winds of modern educational theories, and the volcanic eruption of screens and technology, a pertinent set of questions exists: Why read literature? Of what value is literature? It is helpful to think about the role of literature [...]

These good and beautiful moments are for your soul, and all have in common one truth: Sometimes the soul simply needs to be still.

Beautiful Bookends

I usually enjoy planning for an upcoming school year, but last summer was different. Very different. For the first time the schedules of six school-aged children and a toddler stared back at me. All my children have various combinations of challenges: anxiety, attention, sensory, memory, emotional. With a family business and a homeschool ministry on [...]

When parents say they want discovery learning, perhaps they should seek instead the more classical term —”delight.”

The Danger of Discovery

Through teacher-led instruction we can reclaim the calling of teaching as a noble vocation. We can pursue depth rather than scattered dabbling.

History must be constantly corrected and moderated by the seeing and handling of things. — Hilaire Belloc

The Thing About Books

History must be constantly corrected and moderated by the seeing and handling of things. —Hilaire Belloc There are many reasons to collect books: admiration of an author, fascination with a subject or time period, love of the physical beauty of specially-printed or what are called “press books,” beautiful bindings, illustrations, even because it was a [...]

Cicero said a room without books is like a body without a soul, but I don’t know about that. I just know I like to have them close, when the sun goes down.

Words on Paper

Here, between the shelves, I escape everything worrisome, petty, mundane. In late afternoon, as the weak winter sun begins its slide, pale yellow light washes through the west-side window of my office in Fairhope, Alabama, and something like magic floods the room. I sit in a big, soft chair, and the words that are bound [...]

MP Culture

Enjoy these highlights from the 2019 Teacher Training Conference!

2019 Teacher Training Conference

Hosted by The Classical Latin School Association, Memoria Press, and Highlands Latin School, the CLSA 2019 Teacher Training Conference featured plenary sessi...

Enjoy these highlights from the 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference!

2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference Video

The 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference was a delightful time full of good, beautiful, and enriching conversation and instruction. Thank you to all of the w...

The only way to criticize Western civilization is to employ it.

In Defense of Western Civilization

In Defense of Western Civilization by Martin Cothran. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

A Memoria Press homeschooling mother explains what she and her family love about the Memoria Press Classical Core Curriculum. With children ranging in age from 2 to 14, this family juggles multiple cores throughout the day.

Homeschooling with Memoria Press

The 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference was a delightful time full of good, beautiful, and enriching conversation and instruction. Thank you to all of the w...

We love to hear from you! While at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, we got to talk to some of our customers and hear about their experiences using the Memoria Press classical curriculum. We hope to see you at GHC next year!

Memoria Press Customer Testimonials

We love to hear from you! While at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, we got to talk to some of our customers and hear about their experien...

Gravitas is a sense of seriousness about what we are doing. Our work, in Christian terms, is a high calling from God. The Romans had gravitas. As Christians we should have it too, but with the added element of joy.

Gravitas: The Lost Art of Taking School Seriously

I believe that gravitas in the primary school means that we take very seriously those important foundational skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Though we may each set our sights on different peaks, the climb should not feel daunting nor the destination unattainable. Enter the Memoria Press Study Guides. Like an experienced friend who offers encouragement and expertise, our guides provide a helpmate for the journey and a champion for the cause.

A Case for Memoria Press Study Guides

Many of us did not have the privilege of a classical education growing up, but we recognize its value and we want it for our children. Because all people are worthy of its ends (truth, goodness, and beauty), classical education should be available to all who seek it. However, we understand that it can seem [...]

The Classical Teacher

The Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher

The Classical Teacher - Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher

Have you ever wondered what goes into making each edition of The Classical Teacher? Take a behind-the-scenes look with Martin Cothran!

Making The Classical Teacher

For more information on the Memoria Press Classical Curriculum, visit https://www.memoriapress.com/ Martin Cothran takes us through the process of creating t...

The Classical Teacher - Late Summer 2019

The Classical Teacher - Summer 2019

Check out our latest edition of The Classical Teacher!

The Classical Teacher - Spring 2019

Check out our latest edition of The Classical Teacher!

The magazine and catalog of Memoria Press

The Classical Teacher - Winter 2019

The magazine and catalog of Memoria Press

Conferences & Conventions

Enjoy these highlights from the 2019 Teacher Training Conference!

2019 Teacher Training Conference

Hosted by The Classical Latin School Association, Memoria Press, and Highlands Latin School, the CLSA 2019 Teacher Training Conference featured plenary sessi...

Enjoy these highlights from the 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference!

2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference Video

The 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference was a delightful time full of good, beautiful, and enriching conversation and instruction. Thank you to all of the w...

Our team had a wonderful time in Cincinnati at Great Homeschool Conventions Ohio! Check out these highlights from the convention, and make plans to come see us on the road this season.

Great Homeschool Convention 2019

For more information on the Memoria Press Classical Curriculum, visit https://www.memoriapress.com/ Memoria Press always appreciates the opportunity to see o...

Each year Memoria Press and the Classical Latin School Association host a Teacher Training conference at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, KY.

2018 Teacher Training Conference

For more information on the Memoria Press Classical Curriculum, visit https://www.memoriapress.com/ Highlights of the 2018 CLSA Teacher Training Conference. ...

Each year Memoria Press hosts a gathering of homeschool parents in Louisville, KY.

Sodalitas Gathering 2018

Sodalitas Gathering 2019 is July 8th and 9th! For more information on the Memoria Press Classical Curriculum, visit https://www.memoriapress.com/ Highlights ...

Now, there are so many phonics programs to choose from it’s enough to make your head spin. How do we know which one to choose? A systematic, logical approach to phonics is the best way to teach students to read and to spell, but how exactly is that accomplished?

How to Teach Phonics

How to Teach Phonics by Cheryl Lowe. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Few things light up a child’s eyes more than singing. Let singing start your days, whether as a spontaneous “tra-la-lah“—off pitch or not—or in a gradually implemented program of singing songs together.

When You Know the Notes to Sing

When You Know the Notes to Sing by Carol Reynolds | Published in The Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

This scene offers readers a chance for personal reflection on not only the function and role of the dramatic arts, but on the larger question of what literature has to do with knowledge, with ways of knowing, and the aptitude of literature for engaging in philosophical pursuits.

What Hath Shakespeare to Do with Socrates

What Hath Shakespeare to Do with Socrates? by David Wright. Published in The Classical Teacher magazine by Memoria Press.

Little by little, we teach. We do not push too hard or attempt to rush the process.

Little by Little, We Teach

Little by Little, We Teach by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher from Memoria Press.

One of Mortimer's greatest contributions to educational thinking is his “Three Pillars,” an educational taxonomy of teaching and learning.

How to Teach: Mortimer Adler's "Three Pillars" Revised

How to Teach: Mortimer Adler's "Three Pillars" Revised by Martin Cothran | Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher.

All the advice Augustine gives on teaching rests on one bedrock precept: There must be a relationship between the student and the teacher.

St. Augustine's Principles of Teaching

St. Augustine's Principles of Teaching by Paul Schaeffer | Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Teach correct reasoning first, and incorrect reasoning only after correct reasoning is understood.

How to Teach Logic

Although logic is a language art, it is more like math in this respect than history. Here are some helpful tips on how to teach logic.

There are several reasons why Latin should not be taught by the natural method like modern languages often are.

The Wrong Way to Teach Latin

The Wrong Way to Teach Latin by Cheryl Lowe. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

We tend to make two mistakes in education: One is like trying to go fast in first gear, and the other is like trying to start out in fifth gear.

Letter from the Editor Spring 2020: How to Ride a Bicycle

How to Ride a Bicycle by Martin Cothran. Originally published in the Spring 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Enjoy these highlights from the 2019 Teacher Training Conference!

2019 Teacher Training Conference

Hosted by The Classical Latin School Association, Memoria Press, and Highlands Latin School, the CLSA 2019 Teacher Training Conference featured plenary sessi...

Enjoy these highlights from the 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference!

2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference Video

The 2019 Sodalitas Homeschool Conference was a delightful time full of good, beautiful, and enriching conversation and instruction. Thank you to all of the w...

The only way to criticize Western civilization is to employ it.

In Defense of Western Civilization

In Defense of Western Civilization by Martin Cothran. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

The Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher

The Classical Teacher - Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher

The Founding Fathers were of varying backgrounds and disparate political beliefs, but they shared two characteristics that distinguished them from other men of their time—and from most men of any time: wisdom and virtue.

The Classical Education of the Founding Fathers

The Classical Education of the Founding Fathers by Martin Cothran. Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

As an English professor, lecturer for the Honors College, and public speaker, I am afforded many opportunities to guide students of all ages and backgrounds through Homer’s Odyssey. One thing I love to emphasize along the way is how committed Odysseus, Telemachus, and the other noble characters are to the laws of xenia.

In Defense of Hospitality & Storytelling: What I Learned from Reading the Odyssey

In Defense of Hospitality & Storytelling by Louis Markos. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Once upon a time, when a person intended to learn about education, the words “Western civilization” did not offend him. Today, for reasons that elude many of us, hearers now take offense at these words and the studies they embody.

Why Study Western Civilization?

Why Study Western Civilization? by Cheryl Swope. Originally published in the Winter 2020 Edition of The Classical Teacher by Memoria Press.

Pinterest