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Ep. 30 – How to Have a Successful Academic Year

This is Episode 30 of the Consortium Podcast, an academic audio blog of Kepler Education. Classes at Kepler Education have begun and in this episode, Scott Postma and Joffre Swait discuss some of the important ways students can have a successful academic year. Education is a student’s vocation. It’s a real calling for a specific time of a young person’s life and there is much to be gained by a thankful and thoughtful student. Student

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Ep. 29 – Dr. Mitch Stokes on Teaching Math Classically

This is Episode 29 of the Consortium Podcast, an academic audio blog of Kepler Education. In this episode, Scott Postma and Joffre Swait interview Dr. Mitch Stokes to talk about his new Calculus textbook, Calculus for Everyone, and what it means to teach math classically. Mitch Stokes (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is a senior fellow of philosophy at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. In addition to studying philosophy under world-renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Stokes

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Ep. 28 – Social Life and Online Education

This is Episode 28 of the Consortium Podcast, an academic audio blog of Kepler Education. In this episode, Scott Postma and Joffre Swait discuss the important (and sometimes annoying) question about how homeschool students are going to get any “socialization.” Adding an additional dynamic to this question is the fact that many students are now taking online classes–like Kepler Students. But the question assumes that “socialization” is a good thing and that students who are

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Ep. 27 – Top Twenty Countdown of Great Books Every Student Should Read

This is Episode 27 of the Consortium Podcast, an academic audio blog of Kepler Education. In this episode, Scott Postma and Joffre Swait host a top-twenty countdown of Great Books that should make every student’s reading list. Books are listed and discussed briefly according to historical time periods. While this list is far and away from being exhaustive, it will give listeners a solid picture of each period of time and set students on track

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Ep. 26 – Logic and Latin in Classical Christian Education

This is Episode 26 of the Consortium Podcast, an academic audio blog of Kepler Education. In this episode, Scott Postma and Joffre Swait discuss the importance of Logic and Latin in Classical Christian Education. Stratford Caldecott asked the important question, “What kind of education would enable a child to progress in the rational understanding of the world without losing his poetic and artistic appreciation of it?” The short answer is only a truly liberal arts education

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