What Teachers Can Learn from the Greatest College Coach

Teaching has a lot in common with coaching. For one thing, teachers and coaches are leaders. They lead everyone in their charge to learn. In fact, etymologically, to educate means to lead out—that is, to lead out from ignorance and deficiency to knowledge and skill. All good teachers and coaches accomplish that with their students or players.

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An Interview with Sir Roger Scruton

Recently, Sir Roger Scruton, one of the world’s most prominent philosophers and writers, flew into Washington, D.C., to deliver some talks. Even in his busy schedule, he carved out some time to sit down with Andrew Zwerneman and talk about education. What follows is a transcript of that interview.

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On History & Education: An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Part 3

I think it's really important that we have a generation that are starting to read. We look at the English language and it's really becoming something that's almost Neanderthal. It's just that we're training a young generation that has a vocabulary of about 800 words. Can't we expand that to 4,000? A thesaurus could expand that vocabulary, and it would help you enrich your argument. So I think that's very important. The other thing is that we're really starving for people that have reference. We suffer from the arrogance of the present.

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From Greeks to Geeks: The Classical Liberal Arts as the Best Foundation for STEM

I am here to help dispel the rather insidious myth that in order to have a fulfilling career in business, or technology, or engineering, or become a tech entrepreneur, or even be a competent user of technology in whatever career you choose, that your K-12 education must include a heavy dose of computers; that every child must walk around with laptops or ipads and learn programs like PowerPoint and Google Docs before moving on to an intensive STEM curriculum in middle school and high school. While this all seems silly at face value to many of us in both the tech sector and the classical education world, it remains a trap for many schools and many parents.

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On History & Education: An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Part 1

This past February, Cana Academy’s Andrew Zwerneman sat down with renowned historian Victor Davis Hanson and conducted an hour-long interview, recorded as part of our Sources series on history and culture. Recently, we transcribed the interview and thought that our readers would find the text of interest. What follows is part one of three.

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