Thursday, February 17, 2011

Article on Teaching/Learning the Progymnasmata

Hot off the presses, the Spring 2011 issue of Classis, the journal of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. It's a great issue all around, with the theme "Words and Writing," but I am honored to have my Progymnasmata instruction mentioned in the piece by Amy Kim, "Pro-gym-nas-what? . . ." A couple of years ago I helped develop the writing curriculum for Amy's school in Spokane, Washington, The Oaks: A Classical Christian Academy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Successful Student!

Boy, it's dusty in here, mostly because I've been working on other things, like teaching eighty students online six hours two days a week. Yeah, and homeschooling a seventh grader.  One day I want to write more, like a former student who took my Progymnasmata course just to get some writing practice and consider whether she might want to teach high school writing.  But then Lisa Ohlen Harris decided she just wanted to write, and look here! 

Author Will Vie for an Oregon Book Award