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The Ask Andrew Podcast features weekly reflections on the purpose and nature of classical education from Andrew Kern, author of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping American, and President of the CiRCE Institute. Each week Andrew will tackle a key idea, term, or theme in classical education, briefly defining it and explaining its purpose and place within classical pedagogy.

The Ask Andrew Podcast features weekly reflections on the purpose and nature of classical education from Andrew Kern, author of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping American, and President of the CiRCE Institute. Each week Andrew will tackle a key idea, term, or theme in classical education, briefly defining it and explaining its purpose and place within classical pedagogy.
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The Ask Andrew Podcast features weekly reflections on the purpose and nature of classical education from Andrew Kern, author of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping American, and President of the CiRCE Institute. Each week Andrew will tackle a key idea, term, or theme in classical education, briefly defining it and explaining its purpose and place within classical pedagogy.

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Why do we need a cosmology other than the one provided by current science?

1/18/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode Andrew answers a question about cosmology and its importance within the classical paradigm and the classical Christian classroom. Remember: subscribe,...

Duration:00:23:48

What are the top 5 ideals any classical school should embody?

1/10/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode Andrew discusses the ideals that all really good classical school (and/or other academic programs) embody - and what to look for in a school for you...

Duration:00:22:45

What is an "ideal type" and does it necessarily lead to moralizing?

1/3/2019
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode Andrew discusses the concept of the "ideal type," it's role in teaching/reading, and whether it leads to moralizing.

Duration:00:17:15

Why did we name our annual Paideia Prize after Russell Kirk?

10/19/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew discusses why CiRCE named the annual Paideia Prize after Russell Kirk. For more on Russell Kirk checkout Russell Kirk Week at formajournal.com

Duration:00:25:46

Some Final Thoughts on Getting a Classical Education As an Adult

10/10/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to...

Duration:00:24:46

On Pursuing a Deeper Understanding of Classical Education

10/2/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to...

Duration:00:21:14

How to Pursue Your Goals of Self-Education

9/26/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, focusing in particular in this episode on how to...

Duration:00:29:31

More on Getting a Classical Education As an Adult: Setting Goals

9/20/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his refections on the challenges of acquiring a classical education as an adult, with a particular emphasis on setting goals for that...

Duration:00:21:10

Where Should I Start If I Want to Get a Classical Education As An Adult

9/12/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. Back after a summer hiatus, in this episode Andrew discusses some ideas for acquiring the classical education you didn't receive as a young person.

Duration:00:23:46

On the Importance of "Adequacy" in teaching

7/11/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew talks some more about the idea of "adequacy" - sometimes described as sufficiency - in education. In particular he contemplates the idea that a...

Duration:00:17:44

What Are the Tools for Truth Perception?

7/3/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew further contemplates the idea of "truth-fishing" - this time focusing on the tools for Truth perception and how they can be passed on to our...

Duration:00:22:57

What is the "Art of Truth-fishing"?

6/29/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew answers a question about the idea of "truth-fishing" - a phrase he often uses (borrowing from Dante) to discuss the art of teaching and...

Duration:00:18:30

Why Is Astronomy Concerned an Important Part of the Quadrivium?

6/16/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew answers a question about the preeminent role of astronomy (and the study of cosmology) in the quadrivium, and thus in a traditional classical...

Duration:00:20:04

Ask Andrew: What Joy and Harmony Have to Do with Assessment

6/1/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his contemplation of assessment by discussing the importance of joy, embodiment, and harmony in assessment.

Duration:00:27:32

How Do I Assess an Idea?

5/23/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing ideas - a more abstract and difficult part of teaching...

Duration:00:20:59

How Do I Assess a Skill?

5/16/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his contemplation of assessment by focusing on best practices for assessing skills.

Duration:00:24:32

Do you need to love a subject to teach it effectively?

5/12/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew is joined by CiRCE friend, Heidi White, of the Journey School in Colorado (and a CiRCE conference speaker), to discuss whether you need to love...

Duration:00:26:01

What does a good assessment look like? Part 2

5/3/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew continues his contemplation on the nature of assessment, offering some thoughts on the principles of a quality assessment.

Duration:00:25:16

What does a good assessment look like?

4/28/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew contemplates the nature of assessment, offering some thoughts on the principles of a quality assessment.

Duration:00:18:34

What does it mean to assess classically?

4/18/2018
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Welcome to Ask Andrew, a weekly podcast where Andrew Kern (President of the CiRCE Institute and co-author of the book, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America) contemplates important ideas, essential terms, and unavoidable themes in classical education–and what they mean for the day-to-day of teaching and learning. In this episode, Andrew contemplates the nature of assessment, answering the age-old question, "what does a truly classical assessment look like?" Join the...

Duration:00:21:04