In chapter 6 of Lingua Latina, we learn about the home of Julius and Aemilia. In the Lingua Latina forum, one of my students posted an excellent tour of a typical Roman home. Watch this video and keep it in mind as you read chapter 6:
I am willing to bet some of you woke up this morning wondering, “What is a hapax legomenon?”
Fortunately, you subscribe to my blog. And, fortunately, a word loving friend of mine sent this article to me this morning.
And, so, fortunately for you… you no longer have to worry. You can now find out what a hapax legomenon is.
I spent twenty years in the classroom. What a silly place.
And, I hate the word silly. I never use it. Unless I am looking at academia.
In school, we punish kids for failing.
In life, we learn by failing.
One of my favorite quotes is by Richard Branson, founder of Virgin airlines:
“You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
In school, we are taught the exact opposite. We are taught to follow rules. Line up. Sit down. Raise your hand. Be quiet. Finish your paperwork (homework). Turn in your papers (homework).
Education needs a reminder. Here’s one from Theodore Roosevelt
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”
Want to tick me off? Just tell me to line up. Tell me to sit down. Tell me to raise my hand. Tell me to be quiet. Tell me to turn in my paperwork. Tell me not to fail.
“Three years ago, our local football team here in Seattle won the NFL championship. Leading up to the Super Bowl game and afterward was an orgy of celebration, a non-stop display of team jingoism. Every other car, home, and shop had a “12th Man” banner. Half the population had a T-shirt or a cap with the team logo.
When was the last time we had a parade for them, or for so many who contribute so much to make this world a better place: teachers, librarians, researchers, scientists, authors, poets, and others.
If I had my way, I’d make a teacher’s salary on par with a football coach’s salary, at least in public institutions. You want to pay the football coach more, sure, go ahead, as long as those who teach also get a pay raise. Why not? Whether you’re a football fan or not, you’d surely agree that teachers make a bigger contribution in this world.”
Find out more about Anu Garg here: https://wordsmith.org/anu/
It astonishes me that we believe the people who run the Department of Motor Vehicles are qualified to educate our children.
But, hey! At least it’s free! Kind of.
Oh, wait a minute… I have paid $1500 a year in property taxes for 20 years. Most of that goes to the government schools. Let’s see. That’s $30,000 for a product I have never used.
But, other than that, it’s free!
Years ago, I read the Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley. I remember thinking… “Is this a commentary on the book of Proverbs?”
This morning, I ran across a summary of the book.
Investment writer Mark Skousen wrote this:
According to “The Millionaire Next Door” and the sequel, “The Millionaire Mind,” wealthy American millionaires are good people. Here are the results of his survey of more than 1,000 super-millionaires (people who earn $1,000,000 a year or more):
The full article is here: https://www.markskousen.com/how-to-be-the-next-millionaire-next-door/
In the book First Year Latin by Robert Henle, the author requires students to diagram sentences from time to time. Unfortunately, there is not always sufficient explanation on how to do this.
This summer, I have started a series of videos explaining how to diagram these sentences.
Here is the first video: