Culture and Letters
@Longreads published this long and somewhat two-sided reflection by Hampton Sides on coming to a belief in truth within the era of “Fake News.” Including the idea that the internet is like a locomotive in a pastoral garden.
Research shows how early readers learn more from Fantasy stories than from non-fiction. via @GraniteClassical. I might have included this under Classical Education, but it’s mainline research done in a public school.
Home school parents are leading the way in a potential education-method revolution: mobile learning. From @VarkeyFdn.
Teacherblog: Why are we lying to our students? In terms of Santa Claus and other things. It’s a case of epistemology, I would say, not of whether teachers are wanting to do the right thing … via @JasperFoxSR .
Talented Teachers who might have too much time on their hands, or at least more than I do? Try this: “It’s all about that place, place value” – terrific remake of “All About the Bass” by a math teacher who likes to beatbox: Elementary math teachers take note. Via @Bookmaster84.
Want to read more about #classicaleducation but don’t know where to start? Thanks to @flsplano for providing this list. And here’s a similar list from consortium for Classical Lutheran Education. Via @ClassicalLuthEd. Now that it’s time to make a classroom management plan, this unusual suggestion via @circeins. The classroom catechism: Could it be a new classical education tradition?
Alright, so it’s a little short on the classical angle. I started a Google news alert on “classical education” so … hopefully … I will have a better selection next month.
Thanks for reading!