Move your teacher self out of the way: It’s blocking your view of the human beings in front of you.

Recently there was a debate in a teacher group about the use of Classical dictionaries.  Passions were vibrant.  I debated within myself wondering where I stood.  My guess is about half of the responses were in support of teaching students how to use Classical Latin paper dictionaries and about half were opposed to the need … Continue reading Move your teacher self out of the way: It’s blocking your view of the human beings in front of you.

Rufus et Arma Atra: An introductory story line filled with references to ancient Rome, gladiatores and military themes.

Magister P has created a fantastic universe for Novice readers to experience ancient Rome through Latin text that they are able to access with his Pisoverse.  Rufus et Arma Atra is a must have title for a reading library as it is accessible to Novice level learners with mere hours of instruction in Latin.  The … Continue reading Rufus et Arma Atra: An introductory story line filled with references to ancient Rome, gladiatores and military themes.

Why I think “Active” versus “Grammar-Translation” misses the point.

I'm burnt out today.  Lately, the Active Latin versus Grammar-Translation debate has popped up in my social media feeds.  I need to do something different so I watched a lecture from Salvi about the possibility of a bridge between Active Latin and Grammar-Translation to change up my day.  These thoughts are a bit raw and … Continue reading Why I think “Active” versus “Grammar-Translation” misses the point.