What is Classical Education?

IMG_4503   According to The Well-Trained Mind: A Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jesse Wise , it is language-intensive, not image focused. It demands that students use and understand words, NOT video images. It is history-intensive, providing students with a comprehensive view of human endeavor from the beginning until now. It trains the mind to analyze and draw conclusions. It demands self-discipline. It produces literate, curious, intelligent students who have a wide range of interests and the ability to follow up on them. To read, write, calculate, think and understand. FYI: regurgitate was nowhere in that list.   ~ Maribeth Samenus-Chambers Teacher, Marian Hope Academy

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