If everyone were on the same page...

Then math, science, art, philosophy, language & literature classes collaborate & strengthen each other.  Then knowledge & skills anchor to the big human story.  Then classmates & even siblings learn together, teach themselves & one another.

 

"Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium." --Susan Wise Bauer

 

Grammarians

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Pre-K through 4th graders acquire knowledge through memorization.

Dialecticians

5th through 8th graders build understanding through discussion.

Rhetoricians

9th through 12th graders apply wisdom through integration.