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Clapham Blog

Understanding Classical Education Terminology

 
 

As parents and teachers swept up in the classical education movement, it can sometimes be hard to get up to speed on the terminology. Whether it’s from teachers, administrators or fellow parents, there’s a lot of big and fancy words being...

The Liberal Art of Rhetoric (PT. 4)

Why do we need the art of rhetoric today?

The fear of public speaking is known as glossophobia. And pretty much everywhere I look, the statistic given is that 74% of people today suffer from some form of speech anxiety. 74%, virtually 3 in 4...

The Liberal Art of Dialectic (PT. 3)

In this blog article series we are exploring the trivium, the three arts of language, what Dorothy Sayers called the lost tools of learning. These arts are not subjects, that is, topics of study unto themselves, like American Government or...

The Liberal Arts of the Trivium (pt. 1)

The liberal arts have fallen on hard times. Of course, I don’t mean that bachelor’s degrees from liberal arts colleges are in decline. The presidents of liberal arts colleges across the nation can wax eloquent about the importance of the “liberal...

Why Do We Teach Logic at Clapham?

How classes on logic catalyze students for deep yet humble understanding.

By Brian Kelly

Class Six and Middle School Latin Teacher

As the Class Six teacher, I have the opportunity to introduce students into the massive realm of logic, whether it...

Joyful Discovery at Clapham: Why Recitation?

By Julie Reynolds, Director of Curriculum

Recitation is one way we cultivate poetic knowledge at Clapham. How many of us still remember the verses memorized as a child in the beautiful words of the King James Version?  What images have been formed...