My blog post this week at Scholé Groups details how we at Providence Prep seek to aim our students and teachers alike toward a life well read.
Our Humanities II pedagogy at Providence Prep is summed up in the words of another master teacher, Francis Bacon: “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.” The primary assignment for students and teachers alike is to read, and after reading, to write. Finally, in class each week we gather to confer (discuss). As we read, write, and discuss, we seek “wisdom and delight.” We look for threads of the Great Conversation which naturally rise out of these Great Books, as great minds in each age respond and refer to the thoughts of the great minds of previous ages, transcending the boundaries of time and place.
Head over to the Scholé Groups blog to read the rest. And while you are over there, check out the wonderful vision and opportunities at Scholé Groups. It’s growing by leaps and bounds, and there may well be a Scholé Group in your community. If not, visit the facebook page and see if you can find like-minded home educators in your area who would like to start one!
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- The Art of Commonplace for Students, Part 3
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