Classical Education Online with Scholé Academy–Restful Learning Returns





Many of you have followed my writing and teaching on the concept of scholé in education.  Scholé is a Greek word that means leisure, conversation, reflection–restful learning.  Yes, scholé is the root word for our word for school, though our schools are generally anything but restful. After a great deal of planning and gathering educators, CAP has launched a new online academy that we have named (no surprise) Scholé Academy.  Scholé Academy seeks to implement the principles of restful learning in an online environment.

We are pleased to report that Scholé Academy has some 20 teachers in place ready to teach  some 60 courses this summer and fall.  The line-up of classical educators who will be serving with Scholé Academy is impressive.  All of the teachers have experience teaching in classical schools (our veteran Latin teacher has taught Latin for 47 years!) and several of them are authors of classical curricula (Gaylan DuBose–Latin Alive!; Jolie Hodge–Art of Argument and Discovery of Deduction; Shelly Johnson–The Argument Builder).  Students can study with those who …. wrote the book.

So yes, Scholé Academy will seek to implement the classical tradition of restful or leisurely learning online.  This may seem oxymoronic, but we believe it can be done.  To read a short description of the “scholé approach” see this link:



The scholé approach: restful learning



Readers can also review all of the Scholé Academy authors and their bios by clicking the image below:

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My best to you on this Good Friday.


A Remarkable Review of Noah

You have likely heard that that movie Noah is controversial among many Christians–is it biblical or not?  Well, I have read many reviews of Noah, but this one has surpassed them all. is not your typical review site, and this review of Noah proves it.  The analysis is deep, reflective and borne of a love for truth, artistry, the magic of film and Noah himself.  It is critical, it is charitable.  It is understands the director Aronofsky, it knows his films, his way.  The review also knows the Genesis narrative and the Christian tradition, which it apparently loves. It is a dialogue between two reviewers, a conversation.  It is remarkable.  Click the image below to read the review…

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