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    Greetings All-- We are seeking up to three forum curators who: Are college-educated, good writers, and who have been engaged in classical education for at least five years Would be able to write five posts weekly asking questions and prompting conversation across the forum Could focus on curating a few sub forums, while also ranging outward to prompt discussion in other areas We are able to pay curators $50 per month, paid at the end of each month by check. If this describes you and you are interested, please send a letter of interest with a basic resume to info@classicalsubjects.com addressed to Christopher Perrin. Many thanks! Christopher Perrin
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    You might take a look at ClassicalReader.com that contains a searchable, filterable list of about 1000 books--all vetted by a group of classical educators. I would generally skip the "teen section" in libraries and book stores....
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    Well said. I would add that the study of metrics, a very good thing to do, sometimes goes better when not mixed at the same time with doing the poem simply as a poem. I am far from the brighter light in identifying or teaching metrics, and this is but a suggestion, but I think the integrity of the poem as-is should be absorbed first. For years, I have taught a handful of Shakespeare's sonnets in my Poetry class without a whisper about the form and metrics, and the following week or two, have demonstrated the iambic feature and the set rhyme scheme. The children are amazed, and I would like to think the measure of that surprise and admiration they have at that point was the result of withholding the mechanics of the poem until later. Just a thought.
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    Although our actual lunch time would probably not fall into the "beautiful" category ? , it is book-ended by beautiful aspects. Every lunch period starts with our students from all grades gathering in a circle in our garden area and singing our lunchtime hymn "Praise to God, Immortal Praise" in harmony. It is a beautiful and worshipful way to start the period. Every lunch period ends with our middle/high school students entering the chapel for a contemplation period where they pray and then listen to Divine Reading for fifteen minutes. (There was resistance to this at first, because the minutes were taken out of the lunch period. However, during student interviews in December, we found that it had become many students' favorite part of the day.)
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