There are many on-line resources for math students these days. There are college/university level courses, such as those offered by MIT and Stanford. There are YouTube videos suitable for high school level study, such as Khan Academy and others. There are also many downloadable textbooks and on-line learning aids. A conscientious parent might ask, “What… Continue reading Calculus classes with a live teacher?
On the Supreme Court website, you can find the docket for this case (the title is National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius), which lists all the papers filed with the Court (this word is traditionally capitalized for the Supreme Court). It’s a long list. Oral argument is a dramatic high point, but it is… Continue reading Further Reasoning Re the PPACA (Obamacare) Opinion
Okay…now for something a mite silly. Of the various things I’ve published in one medium or another over the years, the one that people still e-mail me asking about is not actually anything serious — but this. It’s not widely available any more, so I thought I’d put it where those who want it can… Continue reading Do you still have that old double-dactyl thing…?
The previous entry on this blog was about failure not being an option — and I subscribe to that. Failure in an ultimate sense is something we should never choose for ourselves: the universe or some other person may well cause us to fail but we should not elect to fail in a final sense.… Continue reading Freedom to fail
When I taught my first class as a graduate assistant at UCLA, one of the students asked whether my Western Civilization section was a “Mickey Mouse” course. What he meant was, “Is this a course with a guaranteed A if I show up and do the minimal work assigned, or will I run the risk… Continue reading Failure is not an option
The phrase “Continuing in the Word” has taken on a new aspect in the last two weeks. As many of you already know, our writing instructor, Jill Byington, lost her battle with breast cancer on December 8, 2010. Her students and their parents had a chance to work with Jill and understand what her loss… Continue reading Not the Blog Entry I Had Planned
On bulletin boards and in magazines dealing with classical homeschooling, one question that arises over and over again is, “What sort of pronunciation should we use in teaching Latin?” The options usually boil down to two: the reconstructed classical pronunciation, and the Italianate ecclesiastical pronunciation. Both have their champions, and the discussions that follow in… Continue reading Latin pronunciation for the continuing student
Welcome. I’m starting this blog in the hope of opening up further discussion on classical Christian education; as a channel of communication for things of central and peripheral interest to students, parents, and teachers at Scholars Online; and as an introduction to who we are to those who aren’t already part of our community. I… Continue reading In principio…