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SC020: What Is Classical Education?

Season 4: Classical Education Basics

A label is a tricky thing. Just when you decide to take on an adjective as an identity, you find people including shades of meaning that you don’t personally want to own. For this reason, it’s common now to eschew labels altogether and call them useless and misleading. However, I think we should be comfortable generalizing and allowing ourselves to be generalized.

One generalized label is classical education. Under that umbrella, you can find many different – sometimes seeming contradictory – definitions and applications.

But, if we look at principles rather than methods, then I think we will find many of those different voices agreeing more than not.

However, what is meant by education has remained principally the same until the Industrialization. Education has meant a pursuit of Truth and understanding, the pursuit of wisdom.

An educated person was one who is conversant with ideas and history and knows how to comport himself properly in light of this.

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A morning prep sheet is an attitude focusing tool. It’s simple and straightforward, and might even seem silly. But it’s effective. Try it.

All it is is a page of hard-hitting, convicting quotes that will make you sit up straight and take your day and your life and your actions more seriously.

If you review these same few but punchy quotes – and Scripture selections – daily for a period of time, they sink into your mind and heart in a new way. They also spring to mind when you need them in the midst of a foggy morning or an irritable afternoon. Acting on them is still hard work, but at least we’ve taken the 3-minute step to reminding ourselves of truth.

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