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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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    • 4.8 • 141 Ratings

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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    On Grammar and Interpreting Signs

    On Grammar and Interpreting Signs

    In this episode, Andrew Kern explains what he means when he says that grammar is the art of interpreting signs, plus he answers some of other listener questions.
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    • 55 min
    How Does Rhetoric Teach Students to Read? (Part 2)

    How Does Rhetoric Teach Students to Read? (Part 2)

    In this episode, Andrew Kern offers some practical applications regarding the ways rhetoric teaches students to read well, then he answers some listener questions (including about children's literature.)
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    • 56 min
    How Does Rhetoric Teach Students To Read?

    How Does Rhetoric Teach Students To Read?

    In this episode, Andrew Kern spends the bulk of the episodes contemplating the questions, "how does rhetoric teach us to read?" before diving into some more rapid-fire questons/answers.


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    • 36 min
    Ways of coping for the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual realms

    Ways of coping for the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual realms

    In this episode, Andrew Kern contemplates ways of helping us cope with troubled times in each of physical, psychological, and spiritual realms.
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    • 1 hr
    More thoughts on living through crisis, plus audience Q&A

    More thoughts on living through crisis, plus audience Q&A

    Recorded back in the spring of 2020, this episode wa part of the ongoing Ask Andrews live webinar series. In this episode, Andrew expresses his thanks to God and to audience before continuing his thoughts on how to live through the criss we have all lived through this year (13:30), and then answering some questions from the audience (41:00).
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Further Thoughts on Living within Crisis

    Further Thoughts on Living within Crisis

    In this episode, Andrew Kern returns to the topic of living in a world of crisis, especially as parents and teachers.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

HospitalGuy ,

Great content

Thanks for the guidance for this homeschooling family that is trying to mold and shape our kids using the classical model.

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Refreshing to the soul

This recent podcasts on covid were exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you.

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Like a cold cup of water on a hot day

Andrew distills, condense, and synthesize in a way that makes a Mama feel like she can do it and do it with right purpose.

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