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Classical Et Cetera
48 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Who Defines The Classical Education Model? | CETC: 202 | Paul Schaeffer, Tanya Charlton, Martin Cothran
In this episode, the table approaches the merits and shortcomings of the various classical education models. Paul, Shane, Tanya, and Martin shed light on the thought process behind Memoria Press's educational model and our view of what makes a educational model classical. You don't want to miss it! Memoria Press exists to promote and impart the classical heritage of the Christian West. Classical Christian education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue through meditation on the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. This is accomplished in two ways: first, through training in the liberal arts; and secondly, through a familiarity with the great books and the great thinkers of the Western tradition. Memoria Press: Classical, Christian, Complete Learn more at: https://www.memoriapress.com/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=CETC&utm_campaign=202
37 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
What You Can Learn From The Chronicles Of Narnia | MP Goes Into The Wardrobe
What was real about the land of the Chronicles of Narnia? In a nutshell, why should you study C.S. Lewis? What order should we read them in? Let's head into the wardrobe on this episode of Classical Et Cetera! Today Shane and the team talk the Chronicles of Narnia, the titular children's fantasy work from prolific author C. S. Lewis. Why do we read, study, and meditate on this work of Christian fiction? What can we learn from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe? Should you read The Horse and His Boy first? In a nutshell, CS Lewis' work is an amazing tool to teach the truths of Christ's love and sacrificial work. His books invite us into a world far more real than our own, and teach us the ways that Christ might not be safe, but He is good.
44 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Best Classical Classroom Setup For Learning in 2022 - 2023 | CETC: 128 | Paul Schaeffer, Tanya Charlton, Michelle Tefertiller
Classroom Management. What a challenge for a first year teacher and a classical veteran alike. Today Shane and the team sit down to talk best ideas and tips for classroom organization and decoration for your coming 2022 - 23 school year. In need of a classroom setup makeover? The team at Memoria Press have got you covered. We set a high bar for teachers and students heading back to school this year and if we know anything about education, its that a place for learning can change everything.
50 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
Our British Book Recommendations : English Literature Even Beginners Will Love | CETC: 127 | Ian Galloway, Kyle Janke, Martin Cothran
Where would classical education be without the roots of British Literature? While American literature stands apart with its own defining characteristics, great swaths of Today Shane sits down with the classical book club to talk English Literature and their top recommendations and suggestions for classic reading from across the pond. They'll talk about great books for beginners to read from the UK and how to approach the broad library of classical English literature. We hope you find a great recommendation to take on this year in your reading programs!
50 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Our Favorite Books from American Literature | CETC: 126 | Ian Galloway, Kyle Janke, Martin Cothran
The world is filled with great fiction. And in episode two of our mini-series on Great Literature, we take a look at "The Great American Novel". What makes To Kill a Mockingbird so relevant? How does Moby Dick move us? What is it about the green light of The Great Gatsby that changes how we see the rest of American literature? Today Shane and the team sit down for a must - read - book - discussion - and - review of classics from the American literary genre. We hope these recommendations will help you as you begin your journey into the Great Works of the Western World.
45 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Why Reading Novels Is Important | CETC: 125 | Ian Galloway, Kyle Janke, Martin Cothran
From casual comparisons of book lists to debates on the merits of Russian Literature (https://youtu.be/_SeMXQlnln8), we talk about the novels we read a whole lot. In this episode, Ian, Kyle, and Martin join Shane to discuss what makes a novel and why novels are primary in our literature curriculum. As always, you'll get a bunch of laughs as the table talks about all their favorite (and not-so-favorite) facets of various novels!
56 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Peda - what? : Is A ”Classical” Type of Pedagogy In Education Good? CETC: 124 | Paul Schaeffer, Tanya Charlton, Martin Cothran
Today, Shane and the gang sit down to think through the importance of understanding, refining teaching practice and education methods in school, and exploring what a classical concept of pedagogy looks like. What is pedagogy? How do we put it into practice? How do we even define it? The question of pedagogy is a critical question and one that requires a strong definition and understanding of its meaning to parents and teachers alike. Of all the types of pedagogy, none stand stronger, in our opinion, than a classical model that puts the teacher up front and the students in seats focused and ready to learn. Join us for our show today!
43 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Cultivating a Deep Philosophy And Method Of Teaching: CETC: 123 | Micah Moore, Tom Sculthorpe, Mitchell Holley
How do we push the bounds of our own understanding? How do we make constant strides in teaching and education to cultivate our method, pedagogy, and educator's philosophy? Today on the show, Shane sits down to talk about the advantages, disadvantages, the imperative and demand for teacher's to cultivate a healthy philosophy of teaching. Today, the panel will discuss examples in historical learning and lecture, take a look at proofs from history, and show how each of them have cultivated a healthy perspective in the field of teaching classical Christian education. A philosophy involves making a personal statement to truth, goodness, and beauty. A statement that we at Memoria Press charge each of our teachers to make to their students and families. --- [CETC: 123 | Micah Moore, Tom Sculthorpe, Mitchell Holley ] ---
57 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Weather is the Conflict (Seriously): Russian Book Review CETC: 122 | Ian Galloway, Mitchell Holley, Kyle Janke
Today on Classical Et Cetera the boys sit down to talk about their favorite pieces of Russian literature. Books from the Classical Eastern European tradition that had an influential impact on their understanding of Russian culture, traditions, and ideology. This book club episode is filled with great recommendations for authors and their works for you to find and engage. We encourage an approach that leads us to the read the world and engage with the best reading we can find. Join us in this conversation from the team at Memoria Press for their take on the world of Classical Russian Literature.
44 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Classical Math, Plato, and Mathematics Education CETC: 121 | Tom Sculthorpe, Dan Sheffler, Paul Schaeffer
In today's episode of Classical Et Cetera, we're talking math. Specifically the history, origins, reform and philosophy of classical mathematics. Why is mathematics so important to our understanding of the world? And is math a fundamental part of classical education. Aristotle and Plato seem to think so, and so do we. In our show today, Shane sits down with Dan, Paul, and Memoria Press newcomer, Tom Sculthorpe to talk the origins of math from Plato to Descartes, how math learning has changed in the classical world, and what conversations about math are important to classicists today. You might be asking, "Should I learn math?" And we say absolutely. Join us today for our show!
53 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
The Intersection of Music, Art, and Culture | CETC: 120 | Carol Reynolds, Martin Cothran, Paul Schaeffer
Why is it important for everyone to engage with art? Why Meet Professor Carol Reynolds, professor of music history and global art educator with the Dallas Symphony and the Van Cliburn Foundation! And today she's going to brawl over art, more specifically why art belongs as a foundational element of a classical education. Art is a reflection of what our culture values. And the study of playing music, art and craft, and even folk dance are ways we engage with and absorb art into our everyday lives. Join Shane, Martin, Paul and Carol as they dive into art's place in the classical world and how a homeschool education can thrive from learning in the space of classical art. Memoria Press is here to help homeschool families with tips, choices, and simple planning strategies to make classical Christian education available to all!
41 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Why Study The Great Books? | CETC: 119 | Martin Cothran and Dan Sheffler
Many see reading the Great Books as a productive pastime. But, is there value in a formal study of the Great Books for personal growth? In this episode, Martin Cothran and Dan Sheffler delve into the rhyme and reason of intentionally improving one's knowledge of the wisdom found in the Great Books of the Western world. Martin and Dan both head up Memoria College, a program designed to provide a meaningful encounter with the fundamental texts of philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, history, economics, and science. This episode is full of laughs and truths: check it out! To learn more about Memoria College, check out https://memoriacollege.org
46 minutes | May 19, 2022
Homeschool Curriculum, Christian Values and Pagan Mythology | CETC: 118 |Tanya Charlton, Martin Cothran, Jon Christianson
Homeschool curriculum choices are filled with a lot of questions. Especially you, mom and dad, in the Christian community that plan to give their children an education founded in the heritage of the classical western world. So how can we, mere followers of Jesus Christ and followers of faith, reconcile using Greek myths and other non - religious cultural literature in the same space that we study the history, significance, and culture of Christianity? That's what we're talking about today. How we here at Memoria Press, and others like us have navigated through this conversation and found a landing point for why we teach what we teach. Join Shane at the table as he takes a less - accelerated look at the conflict of Christian Values vs Pagan Mythology. Memoria Press is here to help homeschool families with tips, choices, and simple planning strategies to make classical Christian education available to all! Find us at https://www.memoriapress.com/
53 minutes | May 5, 2022
Learning A Language On Your Own | CETC: 117 | Paul Schaeffer, Mitchell L. Holley, Dan Sheffler
There is nothing easy about learning ancient languages. At least in a way that is meaningful. Today Shane sits down with three language enthusiasts and experts on how they entered the linguistic world. What routines and study habits did they employ in order to start to learn and engage on their own? Hopefully their discussion today will help you at home on your journey to learn ancient languages for your self and find new tips and tricks to make the jump into the beautiful world of language learning.
47 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
An Epic Classical Christian Homeschool Education | CETC: 116 | Tanya Charlton, Paul Schaeffer, Mitchell Holley
In what ways does a classical homeschool education benefit from studying Homer and Virgil? Why do we teach that Homer is important? What is an epic poem? How does a summary help in homeschooling your children? Why is Homer in our curriculum? Synopsis: In this episode of Classical Et Cetera, the team sits down to talk about the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aneid and how beginners and classicists alike will benefit from reading these books. For those of you wondering about Epic Poetry, this episode is for you!
40 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Homeschool & Community Learning | CETC: 115 | Tanya Charlton, Martin Cothran, Paul Schaeffer
In this episode of Classical Et Cetera, a Classical Education Podcast, Shane and the team sit down to talk about Homeschool & Community Learning. Why is community important? How is learning in the context of community an important aspect of a child's education? What homeschool community learning activities should we add to our homeschool morning basket? All this and more on this episode of Classical Et Cetera. --- [CETC: 115 | Martin, Tanya, Paul] ---
44 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Offensive Topics in Homeschool Curriculum | CETC: 114 | Tanya Charlton, Martin Cothran, Paul Schaeffer
In today's episode Shane sits down to chat with the Memoria Press Team to talk about offensive topics in homeschool curriculum. What makes something offensive? How should we engage with offensive material? And how do we best prepare our students for engaging with a potentially offensive world? They'll talk about subjecting your homeschool curriculum to a curriculum review. How each homeschool mom and dad can best prepare their student for less-than-savory topics. And how a Christian curriculum differs from secular curriculum in the way it is designed. In doing so, we hope to assist you in making the best homeschool curriculum choices for you and your family. All this and more on this episode of Classical Et Cetera. --- [CETC: 114 | Martin, Tanya, Paul] ---
46 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
How To Think About Leisure | CETC: 113 | D.T. Sheffler, Mitchell L. Holley, Jon Christianson
The Goon Squad is back! This time they're here to talk about their leisurely past-times. More specifically the difference between a classical understanding of leisure and how our modern world has come to think about the ways we rest. Join Shane, Dan, Jon, and Mitchell as they tackle the truth behind leisure on this episode of Classical Et Cetera. About the Show: In season 2 of Classical Et Cetera, Shane sits down with a panel of MP's finest to talk about our core beliefs, tenets, and pillars of education. How To Think About Leisure | CETC: 113 | The Goon Squad
35 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Science & Classical Education In The Classroom | CETC: Episode 112 | Tanya Charlton , Paul Schaeffer, & Martin Cothran
In this episode of Classical Et Cetera, Tanya, Martin, Paul, and Shane sit down to talk about the study of science, the role that it plays within a classical education, and how it might play out in a given classroom. They will explore the origins of one of our favorite books, "The Book of Trees", as well as explore the importance of an experience-rich well-rounded approach to education in the sciences. Join these classical educators as the take on "Science & Classical Education In The Classroom" About the Show: In season 2 of Classical Et Cetera, Shane sits down with a panel of MP's finest to talk about our core beliefs, tenets, and pillars of education. In this episode of the show, Tanya, Paul, and Martin sit down to share their perspective on what it means to be a teacher. #MemoriaPress #ClassicalEtCetera #ClassicalChristianComplete #MemoriaPress #ClassicalEtCetera #ClassicalChristianComplete #MemoriaPress #ClassicalChristianComplete #HomeschoolingCurriculum
31 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
The Ideal Classical Graduate | CETC: Episode 111 | Tanya Charlton, Paul Schaeffer, Martin Cothran
In this episode of Classical Et Cetera, Tanya, Martin, Paul, and Shane sit down to talk about the central goal of a home and school education; a well rounded graduate. They will dive into what makes a successful classically educated child, and how the pitfalls of modern education make it difficult to rise to that standard of excellence. Together we will learn how home and school partner together to form a child in the true, the good, and the beautiful. About the Show: In season 2 of Classical Et Cetera, Shane sits down with a panel of MP's finest to talk about our core beliefs, tenets, and pillars of education. In this episode of the show, Tanya, Paul, and Martin sit down to share their perspective on what it means to be a teacher. The Ideal Classical Graduate | CETC: 111 | Tanya Charlton, Paul Schaeffer, Martin Cothran
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