To know God and to make Him known.

Articles by author: Marc Hays

The Penelope

Characters: Socrates, a famous philosopher Penelope, a home school mom Penelope: Socrates, I am pleased to meet you. I hear you know stuff. Can you tell me how someone becomes a Lead Learner? Socrates: Nice to meet you, Penelope. I don’t know much at all, so I am...
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Thales Casts a Long Shadow: How a Solar Eclipse Heralded Classical Education

On May 28, 585 BC, the shadow of the moon fell upon Greece and Asia Minor, the sky went dark in the middle of the day, and a new era dawned upon Western civilization. Although total solar eclipses are not uncommon on the earth, the unique thing about this one, and the...
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Basketball, Spaghetti Sauce, and Latin

Do you know what basketball, spaghetti, and Mt. Everest have in common? Will you believe they are all related to a Latin lesson I had with my son? Last year, I was blessed with being my son’s Latin teacher. My son Calvin is thirteen years old and a Challenge A student...
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Help! My kid wants to support the wrong side

“What if he convinces himself to believe that those rascals did the right thing?” “What if he actually tries the same thing himself?” “What if he really doesn’t believe it, but by defending it he becomes some sort of sophist—a defender of evil?” These are some of the...
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Love Your Neighbor, Learn to Tailor

A few weeks ago, Cultivating Classical Parents offered a webinar discussing ideas for tailoring the Challenge Guide. The first portion of that webinar discussed what “tailoring” is and how to apply it as a metaphor to the topic of education. Tailoring a Garment In...
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