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Episode 20 - Why Pagan Myths?

11/16/2018
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Why does HRA spend so much time reading stories, poems, and books written by pagans. Doesn't that sound like something a Christian school wouldn't do? I mean, aren't those texts, well, pagan? Find out why on this episode of HRA Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:16:16

Episode 19 - Why Should Young Children Read Fairy Tales?

11/8/2018
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Fairy tales, as originally written, are some grisly stuff. So why does HRA intentionally have young children read these stories? Spoiler alert: it has something to do with the vital work of forming moral imaginations. Find out more in this episode of Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:10:37

Episode 18 - Why Western Culture? [Updated]

11/1/2018
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The history of mankind has produced a variety of cultures, each reflecting both the beauty of the God in whose image its members is made but also the wickedness inherited from our first parents. So why does HRA focus so intently on just one of those cultures? What's so significant about Western culture that students should spend their formative years swimming in its waters? Find out on this episode of HRA Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is...

Duration:00:11:38

Episode 17 - Why Truth, Goodness, and Beauty?

10/25/2018
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"Truth, Goodness, and Beauty" - that's a triplet that is heard often in the halls of Highland Rim Academy. What gives? Is this a faculty catchphrase? Does administration use it to hypnotize new hires? Again: why so much truth, goodness, and beauty? Find out on this episode of HRA Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on...

Duration:00:20:46

Episode 16 - Why the Not-So Great Books?

10/18/2018
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Ok, so Highland Rim focuses on Great Books (see Episode 15). You get that part. But wait a minute. The Quran Mein Kampf The Communist Manifesto Why are those books on the reading list? Why read those? Hit the download button, press play, and find out why in this episode of HRA Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on...

Duration:00:21:55

Episode 15 - Why Great Books?

9/27/2018
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Highland Rim Academy is a great books school. Okay... but what does that mean. What are (the?) great books? Who decided? Are there more coming in the future? Press play on this episode and find answers to all those questions and more! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:19:45

Episode 14 - Why Creeds, Confessions, and Catechism?

9/20/2018
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Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: If so this is the episode for you! Hit download, press play, and join Mr. Duncan (along with some special guests) to find out why HRA gives so much attention to these texts. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:18:32

Episode 13 - Why Physical Education?

9/14/2018
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Highland Rim Academy doesn't play around when it comes to Physical Education. Have you ever wondered why they take such a demanding approach to a program that has been minimized (if not completely eliminated) in the broader world of education? What principles shape the program that students participate in and what are the ultimate goals of the program? Get answers to all this and more in episode 13 of HRA Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song...

Duration:00:21:06

Episode 12 - Why Memorization?

9/6/2018
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HRA has students memorize a lot of stuff. A lot. Why? Is this an example of the dreaded drill-em-and-kill-em approach that progressive educators have warned against for the last century or is there a reason for the repetition? Find out in this episode of Podagogy!

Duration:00:16:17

Episode 11 - Why Hermeneutics?

8/30/2018
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Herman Newticks? Don't believe I've ever met him. Heremeneutics isn't a word lots of people meet in their daily conversations. However, HRA requires students to study the subject? Why is that? On this episode of Podagogy Headmaster Nick Duncan and guest Jeff Wright talk about why this subject is essential not just for well educated students but for all believers.

Duration:00:11:20

Episode 10: Why So Much Homework

8/23/2018
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Nota bene: Yes, we realize there isn't an Episode 9... yet. Stay tuned! Week 4 of the school year and we're already up to our ears in homework. Students (and Parents!) want to know: Why so much homework? Here's your chance to find out straight from the lion's mouth. Listen in as Mr. Duncan and Mrs. Wright talk about HRA's strategic use of homework. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International...

Duration:00:15:05

Episode 8: Why do we emphasize the Socratic Method?

8/9/2018
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This week HRA's Podagogy gets into the time-tested teaching strategy known as the Socratic Method. This style of teaching fills Highland Rim Academy classrooms so people want to know: What is the Socratic Method, why is it so helpful to Classical Christian Education, and what are some common misconceptions about the methodology? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of Podagogy! Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under...

Duration:00:18:37

Episode 7: Why Latin?

8/2/2018
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"Latin is not dead. It is immortal." Find out in this episode why HRA is committed to teaching the language that ruled The West fora thousand years. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:18:01

Episode 6: Classical Me, Classical Thee Book Discussion

7/26/2018
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In this episode Upper School Department Head Terry Gant joins Mr. Duncan and Mrs. Wright to discuss Classical Me, Classical Thee: Squander Not Thy Education by Rebekah Merkle. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:22:46

Episode 5: Why *This* Vision? (HRA 101)

7/16/2018
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Highland Rim Academy seeks to graduate young men and women, transformed by the gospel and sharpened by rigorous academic pursuit, for the purpose of cultural reformation and a life of servant leadership. This episode will unpack and discuss implications and ramifications of our carefully-worded vision statement. What exactly are we doing at Highland Rim Academy? Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0...

Duration:00:16:14

Episode 4: Why HRA? (HRA 101)

7/16/2018
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This episode is for current as well as any prospective families as Mr. Duncan and Mrs. Wright explain some of the fundamentals about how Highland Rim Academy operates, share it's 11 year history, and discuss why its structure and operations are uniquely suited to best serve students in the Upper Cumberland. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music...

Duration:00:15:48

Episode 3: Why Classical Education? (HRA 101)

7/16/2018
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Most Highland Rim families seek enrollment with the desire to have their children in a Christian school. But what is the classical model and how does it fit with the goal of Christian discipleship in the classroom? What exactly is this "new old way?" Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:15:54

Episode 2: Why Christian Education? (HRA 101)

7/16/2018
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Join Mr. Duncan and Mrs. Wright as they discuss the imperative of a distinctively Christian education as a key component in the discipleship of our children. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:15:16

Episode 1: Classical Christian Education Vocabulary (HRA 101)

7/16/2018
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Trivium? Omnibus? Riggs? ACCS? This episode breaks down what sometimes feels like a foreign language spoken in the hallways of Highland Rim Academy. Join Mr. Duncan and Mrs. Wright as they begin to explain the school's many distinctives, starting with the grammar stage, of course. Thanks to Ask Anything for our theme, Appalachian Coal Mines. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can find more of Ask Anything's music on FreeMusicArchive.org

Duration:00:18:38