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Episode 14: Disability and Classical Education with Dr. Amy Richards

Jesse speaks with Dr. Amy Richards about her all-new course entitled Disability and Classical Education: Student Formation in Keeping with Our Common Humanity and her forthcoming book with us on this...

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Episode 38: Repetition Is the Mother of Memory: The Permanent Learning of Petition

In this episode, Dr. Perrin describes the pedagogical maximum of Repetitio Mater Memoriae, noting that repetition can be a delightful activity of seeking and experiencing the same good thing again and...

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Episode 37: Multum non Multa: The Pedagogical Principle of Going Deep

In this episode, Dr. Perrin describes the ways that teaching a few things deeply and well accelerates learning much better than by superficially covering or skimming over content. 

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Episode 13: Chatting with Junius Johnson about God and Time

As Junius Johnson was recording three forthcoming new courses for ClassicalU.com about Augustine, medieval history, and music, Jesse Hake recorded this conversation with him about God and time in theology and...

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Episode 36: Festina Lente (Make Haste Slowly): The Pedagogical Maxim of Mastering Each Step

In this episode, Dr. Perrin retrieves and describes one of the most essential pedagogical principles every teacher should employ–the art of going farther and faster by going slower. 

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Episode 35: John Henry Newman and True Education

What is an educated mind? Newman says the mature mind “discerns the end in every beginning, the origin in every end, the law in every interruption, the limit in...

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Episode 12: Danielle Bennette Dukes and Teaching with a Golden Thread

Danielle Bennette Dukes reflects on her course Teaching with a Golden Thread and shares about ideas for a retreat in New Orleans with a small number of educators seeking...

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Episode 11: Introducing our Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition course with Brian Williams

Brian Williams (Dean of the Templeton Honors College as well as the College of Arts & Humanities at Eastern University, and General Editor of Principia: A Journal of Classical...

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Episode 15: Training Teachers for Rafiki Schools

In this episode, Karen speaks with Becky and Richard, graduates from Rafiki’s teacher training college and current teachers at the Rafiki School in Uganda.

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Episode 10: Introducing our Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition course with Joelle Hodge

Joelle Hodge (author and Classical Academic Press executive leader) shares with Jesse Hake about the forthcoming ClassicalU course “Women in the Liberal Arts Tradition” that will be available for graduate...

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Episode 14: The Student Experience at Rafiki

In this episode, Karen speaks with a Rafiki alumnus about her experience at the Rafiki school and what she has done since graduating.

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Episode 34: Cutting School: Why Classical Schools Fragment Education and Turn Learning into Subjects

In this episode, Dr. Perrin laments the ways that classical schools, like progressives schools, regularly “cut up” the curriculum into too many disconnected fragments that become “subjects.”

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Episode 09: Recovering the Lost Tools of Leadership with David Seibel

David Seibel, the Head of School at Coram Deo Academy (in Carmel, Indiana), discusses his forthcoming book and ClassicalU course on Recovering the Lost Tools of Leadership.

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Episode 08: Karen Moore on her CU Course

In episode 8, Jesse talks with Latin educator Karen Moore about her experiences as a teacher, her recent graduate studies, and as she visits to record two new courses...

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Episode 13: The Experiences of Missionaries in the Rafiki Foundation

In this episode, Karen is joined by two missionaries who serve one of the Rafiki Foundation’s schools in Uganda. David and Michelle Graves, a couple that upended their lives...

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Episode 33: Piling It On: Why Classical Schools Have Too Many Periods and Teach Too Many Subjects

In this episode, Dr. Perrin explains the why classical schools still retain elements of their progressive counterparts and simply try to teach too much. Subscribe to our episode release...

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Episode 07: Karen Moore and the Tournament of Laurels

In this episode, Jesse chats with Karen Moore about her work with the new Tournament of Laurels event for Latin students. Karen has a couple of new courses coming...

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Episode 12: Do African Teachers Think CCE Works?

In this episode Karen speaks with a teacher at the Rafiki School in Kenya who started with Rafiki as a day student. They discuss how Rafiki’s classical Christian education...

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Episode 32: Friendship and Community in Education (Featuring Davies Owens)

In this episode, Davies Owens (from Basecamp Live) and I co-host the podcast and talk about the ways friendship and fellowship should be at the heart of classical education....

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Episode 11: A History of Samuel Ajayi Crowther

In this episode Karen explores the history of the first African bishop of the Anglican church, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, and describes his significance in CCE. Subscribe to our episode...

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Episode 31: Powerful Education in the Great Tradition

In this episode Christopher Perrin discusses how formative and powerful a great education can be. Tradition is formative but a great tradition is transformative. 

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Episode 06: Interview with Nate Antiel

In this episode, ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Nate Antiel who is an editor with Classical Academic Press, currently working primarily on our new Humanitas line. He also...

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Episode 30: The Two Canons: The Biblical Books and the Great Books

It took a long while to fix the canon of Scripture; it also takes a while to determine that a book is truly a Great Book. Dr. Perrin argues...

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Episode 10: How CCE Influenced James “Africanus” Horton

In this episode, Karen describes a 19th century intellectual leader, James ‘Africanus’ Beale Horton, who was greatly influenced by CCE. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be...

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Episode 29: The Virtue of Faith

In this episode, Dr. Perrin continues to explore faith as a theological virtue. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified when a new episode is released!

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Episode 05: Interview with Bill Carey

In this episode ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Bill Carey about teaching mathematics. A course with Bill Carey named “Contemplative Mathematics: Leading Math Discussion Groups” was recently published...

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Episode 28: The Theological Virtues

In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores how theological virtues such as faith, hope, and love complement the four cardinal virtues. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be...

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Episode 09: The Athens of West Africa

  In this episode, Karen explores the history of classical Christian schools in Africa and how the need for such schools has developed over time. Subscribe to our episode...

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Episode 27: The Cardinal Virtue of Justice

 In this episode Dr. Perrin describes how prudence can become falsified so that we are not able to perceive what is truly real.  Subscribe to our episode release email...

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Episode 26: The Classical Canon

In this episode, Dr. Perrin is joined by author, school-founder, and lover of the classics Dr. Anika T. Prather. They discuss the works within the Canon, Mortimer Adler, and...

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Episode 04: Interview with Junius Johnson

ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Junius Johnson about imagination and fairy stories. Watch for two forthcoming courses on ClassicalU.com with Dr. Johnson about teaching fairy stories (also to...

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Episode 25: The Virtue of Prudence (Part Two): False Prudence

 In this episode Dr. Perrin describes how prudence can become falsified so that we are not able to perceive what is truly real.  Subscribe to our episode release email...

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Episode 24: The Virtue of Prudence (Part One): True Prudence

In this episode Dr. Perrin describes how prudence was the chief, governing virtues among the all of the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Subscribe to our...

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Episode 03: Interview with Junius Johnson

ClassicalU Director Jesse Hake speaks with Junius Johnson about the challenges that students and teachers are facing in the modern world and how the classical tradition approach can alleviate...

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Episode 23: The Virtue of Fortitude in Teaching

In this episode, Dr. Perrin continues exploring the virtue of fortitude and he discusses the fortitude that is necessary to be a teacher. Subscribe to our episode release email...

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Episode 22: The Virtue of Fortitude in Classical Education

In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses the virtue of fortitude in classical education and how it relates to teaching. Subscribe to our episode release email list to be notified...

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