The Blog

Welcome to the Scholé Groups Blog! Hear from Dr. Perrin and the Scholé Groups team, various directors from Scholé Groups across the country, and other guests. We encourage you to join the conversation in the comments!

Restful Learning and Repentance

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” –Matthew 11:28–30 About two...

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The Journey of Scholé Education

  Learning is a journey. Back in my college years, as I backpacked in the mountains of Wyoming, I embraced the idea that the journey is just as, if not more, important as the destination. As I reflect back on my own learning journey this past year, particularly...

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Wonder Overflowing

“You are the God who works wonders…” —Psalm 77:14 While the desire to ponder God in one’s heart is a grace from God, the ability to reflect on God’s love and how He weaves all things together develops over time as a child of God encounters and contemplates the good,...

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Toward a Life Well Read

Our high school Humanities II curriculum at Providence Prep concentrates on classic works of literature, poetry, and history—the Great Books canon of western civilization—contextualized by an outstanding history lecture series from Dr. George Grant. In general, our...

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Celebrate Learning

Learning is such a gift! I love to involve students in experiential learning, which engages their senses in what they are learning. Our Scholé Group, Sola Gratia Classical Academy (SGCA), has been a place for students to do just that—fully engage their bodies and...

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Scholé Spotlight: Pro Gloria Dei

The Pro Gloria Dei Scholé Group is three years old and serves thirteen families in Alabama’s Wiregrass area. Our students range from infants to eleventh graders. One unique aspect of our group is that we have two alternating weekly schedules. We have Class Weeks (a...

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The Year 2016: From Pilot Groups to Beta Groups

We are now wrapping up our first calendar year of Scholé Groups, a year during which we began working with twenty-two Pilot Scholé Groups from across the nation (and Canada!) who were willing to “test the concept” of scholé (restful learning) and travel with us. It...

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One Toothache at a Time

I love the idea of scholé (restful and contemplative learning), but I just don’t know if I can pull that off in my homeschool! If you can relate to this sentiment, congratulations! You are in good company. The Scholé Groups community is filled with homeschoolers who...

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Mining for Books: The Classical Reader

Dear Homeschooling Parent, We think it's important that you have the freedom to choose the curriculum that will best suit your students—that’s why Scholé Groups only asks that our members teach classical subjects, without requiring the use of any particular text or...

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Scholé in Upper School

Scholé is an important concept at all levels of education, but perhaps especially so in the upper school years (the dialectic and rhetoric stages, i.e., grades 6+). Upper school students devote more of their time to their studies, which necessarily explore more...

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Plato and Play

As a classical educator and consultant to classical schools for about twenty years now, I have often been amused and sometimes gratified by the ways scientific research rediscovers what classical educators have known (or at least believed) for centuries. For example,...

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