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What I teach my own kids If I could start over

I received this question: I have worked through Memoria Press's  Prima Latina, First Form Latin, and Second Form Latin with my high school age students, and we are a few lessons into Third Form.  Honestly, it's become a bit of a slog and I don't think we are doing a...

Why am I just now learning about this podcast?

A few weeks ago, I recommend a book, Skip College: Launch Your Career Without Debt, Distractions, or a Degree. Naturally, it got me into some trouble.  Lost some subscribers.  Made some enemies. But, it also encouraged some people.  Made some new friends.  Opened some...

Modern people can’t read this.

Someone suggested I put something funny on a t-shirt.  Something like, "Modern people can't read this"... in Latin. So, I did. I am using teespring to do this.  Looking for a lower cost alternative. But, for now, if you want t-shirt, sweatshirt, or pair of leggings...

Visual Latin Errata, Lesson 12

I received this question: A question for Lesson 12: pg 46 #3 and #6 are both Venit to match to a plural and singular imperative. Wouldn't one of them need the -nt plural ending for the indicative to know which one is plural? Here is my reply:  Correct.  I have fixed...

Where we are in the books: November 3 – 9

Reminder: There will be no classes on Tuesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 28.  There may be morning classes that week for anyone who wants to show up.  Maybe. ================================================= First Year Latin by Robert Henle In the early...

Will this be on the test?

A few weeks ago, I read an article by Seth Godin. I love reading his work.  He is succinct.   Blunt.  To the point.  My kind of writing.  The kind of writing that gets you into trouble. Read this.  It won't take long. =================================================...

Lingua Latina will meet on Wednesday this week

Guys, I will be out of town again on Thursday.  I will not be back until Sunday. Morning classes are cancelled Thursday-Saturday. But, I did not want to cancel the Lingua Latina classes this week.  So, just this once, those classes will meet tomorrow, Wednesday,...

Saturday morning classes cancelled.

I can't seem to get a break lately. I HATE cancelling classes, guys.  But, a family issue has suddenly come up this morning, and I have to take care of it right now.  I am so sorry.  We will just expand classes into early May to make up for all we have missed.

School is dehumanising.

“School is dehumanising. It serves a number of purposes, two of which are babysitting and the inculcation of conformity. Few people look back on their schooldays as being the happiest of their lives. Homeschooling, on the other hand, trains a child to associate...

I am adding a “new” class… but, not really.

For those of you in the Lingua Latina classes, you know that we are working our way through the exercise workbook Mr. Ørberg wrote.  Here is the book (in case you don't know what I am talking about): Exercitia Latina I. Because the Exerctia exercises are so detailed,...