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  1. About ClassicalUForum

    1. Welcome to the Forum!

      Check this forum to for a more formal welcome and to learn about the ClassicaUForum.

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  2. LEVEL H: Homeschool Center

    1. Homeschooling Education in General

      This is the forum for discussing any topic that is not included in other forums! Post your general questions here about curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy, atmosphere, culture, as well as your challenges and triumphs. 

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    2. K-3 Lower Grammar Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to teaching our youngest children in grades K-3. This an excellent place to discuss the cultivation of wonder, delight, and gymnastic education (tuning the heart and training the body).

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    3. 4-6 Upper Grammar Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to teaching our children in grades 4-6. This an excellent place to discuss the ways we cultivate virtue (those habits of excellence proper to being a student) and the training in Latin grammar, history, literature, math and nature study.

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    4. 7-9 Dialectic Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to educating our children in grades 7-9--those years when students should be learning logic and learning how to integrate logic, grammar, and their Christian faith across all disciplines. 

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    5. 10-12 Rhetoric Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to educating our children in grades 10-12--those years when students will study rhetoric and integrate this art across all disciplines.

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    6. Homeschool Conversations (ClassicalU)

      This forum fosters conversation around the thoughtful ideas presented in the interviews of homeschooling educators like Carrie Finch on ClassicalU. We encourage you to watch her interviews and share your thoughts!

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    7. The Scholé Muses

      This forum fosters conversation around the presentations and conversations hosted and recorded by the Scholé Muses--several ladies who are experienced homeschool educators and leaders of classical homeschool communities. 

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  3. LEVEL S: School Center

    1. School Education in General

      This is the forum for discussing any topic that is not included in other forums! Post your general questions here about curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy, atmosphere, culture, as well as your challenges and triumphs. 

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    2. K-3 Lower Grammar Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to teaching our youngest children in grades K-3. This an excellent place to discuss the cultivation of wonder, delight, and gymnastic education (tuning the heart and training the body).

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    3. 4-6 Upper Grammar Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to teaching our children in grades 4-6. This an excellent place to discuss the ways we cultivate virtue (those habits of excellence proper to being a student) and the training in Latin grammar, history, literature, math and nature study.

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    4. 7-9 Dialectic Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to educating our children in grades 7-9--those years when students should be learning logic and learning how to integrate logic, grammar, and their Christian faith across all disciplines. 

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    5. 10-12 Rhetoric Forum

      This is the forum for discussing topics related to educating our children in grades 10-12--those years when students will study rhetoric and integrate this art across all disciplines.

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  4. LEVEL 1 Apprentice

    1. Poetic Pedagogy with Dr. James Taylor

        This forum is inspired by the Poetic Pedagogy course by veteran educator and author teacher Dr. James Taylor. All are welcome. 

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    2. Introduction to Classical Education

        This forum is for those fairly new to classical education and explores the ideas presented by Christopher Perrin in his course Introduction to Classical Education. It seeks to answer well the question, "What is classical education?" All are welcome.

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    3. Essentials of Effective Teaching

      This forum is an excellent place for new classical teachers to explore and become familiar with an essential "toolkit" for planning and teaching effectively. It is based on the course by Robyn Burlew called the Essentials of Effective Teaching. All are welcome. 

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    4. The Liberal Arts Tradition

      This subforum seeks to discuss The Liberal Arts Tradition book (and online course) by Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain. Connect with fellow teachers, administrators, and home educators to explore and the concepts presented in their thoughtful book.

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    5. Teaching the Great Books (Josh Gibbs)

      This forum explores how to teach great books to upper school humanities students and is based on the course Teaching the Great Books by Josh Gibbs. 

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    6. Scholé (Restful) Learning (Chris Perrin)

      This is the place to explore and discuss what it means to renew restful teaching and learning in classical schools and homeschools. It is based on the short course on restful learning taught by Dr. Christopher Perrin. All are welcome. 

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    7. Classical Pedagogy 1 (Chris Perrin)

      In this forum, we discuss the ways we can relearn and renew the classical pedagogies that come down to from the classical tradition of education. It is based on the Essential Principles of Classical Pedagogy on ClassicalU.com. All are welcome!

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    8. Essential Latin (Karen Moore)

      If you are learning Latin either with Karen Moore (see the Essential Latin course) or by other means, this is a place to discuss Latin grammar and the best way to teach Latin to students of all ages.

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    9. Essential Logic: The Fallacies

      This forum is for those either learning or teaching the logical fallacies. The forum is based on the Essential Logic course (covering 28 fallacies), though anyone learning the logical fallacies by other means is welcome!

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    10. Assessing Students Classically

      This forum is dedicated to discussing what it means to assess students with charity and clarity, informed by the classical tradition. It is based on the course Assessing Students Classically, but all are welcome to participate.

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    11. Teaching the Odyssey

      This forum is for those who are either studying or teaching the Odyssey by Homer. The forum takes is inspiration from the Teaching the Odyssey course on ClassicalU.com, but all lovers of Homer are welcome!

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    12. Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (A Pudewa)

      This forum is for discussing the four classical language arts of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The forum is based on the short course (four lectures) by Andrew Pudewa. All are welcome. 

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    13. Plato: The Great Philosopher-Educator (D Diener)

      This forum is for discussing the contributions of Plato to the classical tradition of education. The forum is inspired by the short course on Plato taught by Dr. David Diener. All are welcome.

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    14. Teaching Math Classically (A Elizalde)

      This forum is dedicated to exploring the ways we can teach math--classically. It is based on the Teaching Math Classically course (by Andrew Elizalde). All are welcome.

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    15. How to Teach History (Wes Callahan)

        This forum is inspired by the How to Teach History course by veteran history teacher Wes Callahan. All are welcome.

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  5. LEVEL 2 Journeyman

    1. Classical Pedagogy 2 (Andrew Kern)

      This forum explores ways we can recover a classical pedagogy with a specific focus on mimetic and Socratic teaching. The forum is inspired by the Classical Pedagogy II course taught by Andrew Kern. All are welcome!

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    2. Effective Grammar School Teaching & Leadership (L J Keeler)

      This forum explores the ideas presented by veteran grammar school principal Lori Jill Keeler in her course Effective Grammar School Teaching & Leadership. While taking the course is highly recommended, all are welcome on this forum. 

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    3. Effective Upper School Teaching & Leadership (C Schlect)

      This forum explores the ideas presented by veteran upper school educator and professor Dr. Christopher Schlect in his course Effective Upper School Teaching & Leadership. While taking the course is highly recommended, all are welcome on this forum. 

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    4. Brief History of Progressive Education (Jason Edwards)

      This forum is for discussion surrounding the progressive approach to education and the history of progressive education. It is based on the course taught by Dr. Jason Edwards, A Brief History of Progressive Education. All are welcome.

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    5. Socratic Teaching

      This forum is for discussion surrounding the pedagogy of Socratic teaching and discussion. It is based on the ClassicalU course, Socratic Teaching, featuring several presenters, including live teaching samples of Socratic teachers in action. All are welcome.

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    6. Formal Logic (Joelle Hodge)

      This forum is for those who either learning or teaching formal logic. It is based on the course on teaching formal logic by Joelle Hodge. All are welcome!

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    7. Art of Poetry (Christine Perrin)

      This forum is for those who are either study or teaching poetry. The forum is inspired by the Art of Poetry course taught by Christine Perrin. All are welcome.

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    8. Truth, Goodness, and Beauty (Steve Turley)

      This forum is dedicated to conversation surrounding the classical transcendentals of truth, goodness, and beauty. The forum is inspired by the short course on Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, taught by Dr. Steve Turley. 

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    9. Teaching Boethius (Josh Gibbs)

      This forum is designed for those who are either learning or teaching The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius. It is based on the short course on Boethius taught by Josh Gibbs. All are welcome. 

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    10. The Abolition of Man (Steve Turley)

      This forum is dedicated to conversation surrounding the seminal book by C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man. The course is inspired by Steve Turley's short course, the Abolition of Man Book Study.   

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    11. Essential Philosophy (David Schenk)

      This forum is for those wanting to discuss introductory philosophy as a means of enrichment and growing as a well-rounded classical educator. The forum is aligned with Dr. David Schenk's course, Essential Philosophy for Classical Educators. 

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  6. LEVEL 3 Master

    1. Teaching Three Great Books

      This forum is for discussing teaching strategies for three great books: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, and Great Expectations . The forum is aligned with Dr. Flora Armetta's course on Teaching Three Great Books

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    2. The Catholic Tradition of Classical Education (Andrew Seeley)

      This forum is for conversation surrounding the course taught by Dr. Andrew Seeley (of Thomas Aquinas College) on The Catholic Tradition of Education. All are welcome!

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    3. The Monastic Tradition of Education (Chris Perrin)

      This forum is for conversation surrounding the monastic tradition of education and its contributions to classical education. The forum is aligned with Christopher Perrin's short course on the Monastic Tradition of Education

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    4. Teaching Singapore Math

      This forum is for conversation surrounding the teaching of Singapore Math. The forum is aligned with Dawn Swartz's course that provided training for how to effectively teach Singapore Math. 

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  7. LEVEL L: Leadership in Schools and Homeschools

    1. Effective Leadership in the Grammar School

      Taking cues from Lori Jill Keeler's presentation on Buiding a Culture of Learning in the Grammar School (highly recommended), this forum aims to explore the ways of growing a thriving classical grammar school.

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    2. Heads of School Forum

      This forum is for classical heads of school in the English-speaking world.

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    3. Homeschool Co-op Leaders Forum

      This forum fosters conversation among those who are leaders of classical homeschooling co-ops of all types.

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    4. Urban Classical Education

      This forum fosters conversation among those who are serving at an urban classical school or homeschool--or interested in helping start one!. If classical education is the best for the few, it is best for all.

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    5. Heads of School Forum (Private Forum)

      This forum is a private forum for classical heads of school in the English-speaking world. The password for this forum is available by request from the forum director. 

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    6. The Lecture Hall

      This forum is a place to discuss any of the free lectures featured in the Lecture Hall. Feel free to start a thread on any of the lectures or interviews recorded there.

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  8. Scholé Groups Network

    1. Scholé Group Parents Forum

      This forum fosters conversation among those who are parents of a Scholé Group homeschooling community. 

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    2. Scholé Group Directors Forum

      This forum fosters conversation among those who are directors of a Scholé Group homeschooling community. This forum requires a password that is available to all directors from the Scholé Groups administrator.

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    3. Seeking Scholé - Summer 2018

      Scholé Groups is hosting Seeking Scholé—a series of discussions based on ClassicalU courses. Click here for more details. Please join us here for continued discussion of these topics! All are welcome to join in. 

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  9. Alcuin Fellowship

    1. Alcuin Retreat Conversation

      This forum is dedicated to ongoing conversation about the relationship of the classical and theological virtues (faith, hope, and love) to classical education and its renewal. 

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