The Lost Tools Of Learning

dorothy sayers and the lost tools of learning

By Dorothy Sayers Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957) is a leader in the neo-classical education movement. Neo meaning new–she led the way as a new resurgence of classical educators took up the banner and followed her stride. Today, many look to Sayers for a practical methodology of classical curriculum. Others sneer at the idea of taking the trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and turning it into an educational methodology. I fall somewhere in the middle. I have believe that classical education is far more than a methodology. But I also find Read More …

Classical Curriculum Trials – How to Teach a “difficult” Child

How to teach a struggling learner at home

I put “difficult” in quotes because I don’t like to label children as “difficult.” I don’t think they are difficult in their core or in their being–I think we have just not found out what is the best way to school them and they are letting us know by being very honest! So here we are with our children, trying to give them this beautiful education, and you are experiencing kickback. Perhaps it is in the form of “wiggly willies.” A child who just can’t sit still. Or maybe it’s Read More …