Today, classical education can provide a roadmap for students to learn and grow. It begins as an exploration and celebration of the human condition, sharing the history of people and culture. Over time, it serves as a platform for developing critical thinking skills by asking questions along the way.
At Hillsdale College's Barney Charter School Initiative summer teacher training, Dr. Daniel Coupland gave a lecture summarizing years of research on teaching into what he calls the “Six Fundamentals of Good Instruction.”
Common Sense Classical was created to educate, entertain, and support families who are either new to the classical world looking to learn more or experienced classical enthusiasts hoping to support their students and further their own knowledge.
In the twenty-first-century global economy, why should cutting-edge schools root themselves so deeply in the past? What could today’s young people learn from old books? We must answer these questions clearly from the outset.