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Visual Latin and high school credit.

I received this question: How do I beef up Visual Latin to be worthy of high school course credit?  I remember something about adding in Henle or another starting after or with Lesson 16, but I can no longer find that information on the Compass Classroom site as I was...

How to avoid burnout.

You guys may have heard of Brendon Bruchard, the productivity guru.  I attended one of his events some years ago, and I still get emails from him. I found this paragraph from one of his emails interesting.  I like the sound of wandering around the city. Remember,  I...

How to unclog a toilet without a plunger.

Years ago, my father in law taught me one of the most useful tips I had never heard of. He showed me how to unclog a toilet without using a plunger. Though I am not quite as bad as Mr. Monk from the series Monk, I can't stand plungers.  Disgusting. I was happy when my...

Roman slaves

I received this question from one of my students: Hello, Mr. Thomas! I have a question about the Roman slaves. (You mentioned this in Lingua Latina 1, I believe, but I don't remember exactly what you said.) Could you tell me again (or tell me what chapter it was when...

Problem solved… well, it could be.

What America’s economy needs most is increased productivity. We need to be able to compete in world markets. We need more investment, especially in education, but not the education provided by tax-funded bureaucrats, i.e., classroom teachers. We need education in...

Letter of the week.

Not long ago, I received this note.  Couldn't have come at a better time.  Latin has got me down these days.  I am happy to know I am still helping people.  Means a lot to me. Hi Dwane, Hope you are well! Just wanted to say that I completed Visual Latin 2 today. I...

Best TED talk ever

As you try to hang on to your New Year's Resolutions a little longer, don't forget to watch TED talks for inspiration. If you don't have time to do that, just watch "Every TED talk ever". https://youtu.be/_ZBKX-6Gz6A

For students in Henle Latin 2 and 3

Over the Christmas break, I watched a movie on Julius Caesar.  I am surprised I had never heard of it before. It's very well done.  There are a few scenes that would merit a PG-13 rating.  But, just barely.  The entire movie is tastefully done and masterfully acted....

A little late, but here goes…

A student asked over the holidays, "Mr. Thomas, How do I say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Latin?" Here is my reply: ================================================= As for Merry Christmas, I would go with: felicem natalem Christi! It’s often helpful to look...