Creative Classical Assessment

David Szostak has been a 6th Grade Tutor at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Tutorial in Maryland while pursing a doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Washington, DC.   Most modern schools are obsessed with...

Exciting Students About Great Literature

By Andrew Seeley Jennifer Thomas has taught history and literature to high school and junior high students in Catholic schools for twenty-five years. During that time, including a three-year stint at an inner city diocesan school in the Oakland diocese, she has “never...

Learning to Read the Scriptures

By Andrew Seeley In his classic work on Scriptural interpretation, St. Augustine encourages students of Scripture to learn all the branches of knowledge necessary for understanding the holy word of God.  In a particular way, his advice pertains to what we would today...

A Life of Adventure: Tolkien’s Catholic Moral Imagination

By Andrew Seeley J.R.R. Tolkien once suggested that the great desire of Elves was to realize “imagined wonder” so powerfully that they and their hearers could almost forget the story wasn’t real. Many readers, especially the young, find themselves gripped almost that...