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The Classical Charlotte Mason Way to Pass a Test

The Classical Charlotte Mason Way to Pass a Test

The Classical-Charlotte Mason Way to Pass a Test, by Cheryl Floyd Why do we still stress over tests? Why are we still tempted to use them as a meaningful way to assess retention or understanding? I don’t know. I don’t have the cure either, but I certainly do still...
Commonplacing: A Lifelong Practice of Scholé

Commonplacing: A Lifelong Practice of Scholé

My scholé practice of keeping a commonplace book predates my knowledge of what a commonplace book is. One of the most vivid memories from my youth is sitting at the desk in my vintage 70s yellow and orange room, copying quotes from books or lyrics from pop songs....
Suffering, Scholé & the Highest Good

Suffering, Scholé & the Highest Good

A mother’s suffering, A child born, A farmer’s labor, A flower burst forth, A student’s wrestling, A mind illumined, A savior’s death, A people delivered. A sinner’s repentance, A soul freed, And love is made known. ―Jennifer Dow, 2019 What do each of the stanzas in...
Why Read Pagan Literature?

Why Read Pagan Literature?

This post is based on brief comments at the Scholé Retreat 2019, Silencing the Sirens, and on an article from the author’s personal blog, The Reading Mother. Most of us have probably been asked, as Christians and classical educators, if it is really necessary...
Schole in the Midst of a Storm

Schole in the Midst of a Storm

I n the midst of a painful providence, what’s a Mama to do? That’s a good question. Mamas like doing. And yet we are encouraged to practice scholé, restful learning, in our lives. What exactly does that look like, especially in the midst of a significant trial? To be...

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