Opinion

Higher Ed Opinion

On teaching

The goal of teacher-modeling is for the students to eventually perform their own independent inquiries, even though the teacher may still intervene when necessary

Opinion

Einstein on the humanities

Einstein believed in an education built on the humanities, whereby the student could ‘learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings’

Opinion

The teacher-guide and the education of souls

How can a student hope to lead himself along the best path, towards knowledge of the most important things? The only way to surely avoid an aimless education is through a guide.

Catholic Identity Opinion

Contemplation: The heart of Catholic education

Even in the midst of the secular world’s noise, we have an innate desire for a type of quiet reflection

Catholic Identity Opinion

Rethinking the foundations of education

The serious reader will look forward to spending some time reflecting with Caldecott on the many strands of traditional and contemporary educational thought contained in the work

Catholic Identity Opinion

Virtue versus virtuosity

Unless you are prepared to do something badly, you will never do it well; as the saying goes, practice makes perfect

Opinion

Why do we teach essay-writing? Do we?

Just as in a detective story, the essay can take us down a lot of scenic side roads that don’t appear to be going anywhere

Higher Ed Opinion

A real college at last

When I arrive before class, I meet young people joking, laughing, and doing any of the hundred things that people do when they actually belong to a community, a big family

K-12 Opinion

The wake-up call of boarding school

Good boarding schools assume education as an ordered rule of life and thus hold a remarkable advantage over other schooling options

Opinion

They made themselves what?

In the days of Antiochus, Jews who wanted to be accepted by the progressive Greeks capitulated to the culture around them. Are Christians today doing the same?