20 episodes

Hoplite Radio explores the importance of a classical education in the modern world through conversations with faculty and staff at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, CO.

Hoplite Radio Ridgeview Classical Schools

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Hoplite Radio explores the importance of a classical education in the modern world through conversations with faculty and staff at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, CO.

    EP 20: On Penmanship and Etiquette with Mrs. Marie Hornback

    EP 20: On Penmanship and Etiquette with Mrs. Marie Hornback

    In our twentieth episode, we are joined by Ridgeview's Marie Hornback to discuss the importance of Etiquette and Penmanship in our school.

    • 36 min
    EP 19: On Latin Instruction with Dr. Dean Cassella

    EP 19: On Latin Instruction with Dr. Dean Cassella

    In Episode 19 of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Dr. Cassella, Ridgeview’s Classics Department Head, to talk about the instruction of Latin.

    • 36 min
    EP 18 A Classical Education Roundtable

    EP 18 A Classical Education Roundtable

    In Episode 18, Mr. Anderson sits down with Dr. McMahon, Miss Kujawa, and Mr. Amschler for a discussion about what constitutes a classical education and the dangers in using the term classical as a marketing ploy.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 17: On Thriving at Ridgeview with Alumni, Austin Bail

    EP 17: On Thriving at Ridgeview with Alumni, Austin Bail

    In this episode of Hoplite Radio, we sit down with Austin Bail to discuss his time at Ridgeview, his decision to join the Marine Corps, and the mindset of those who thrive while doing some very hard things.

    • 26 min
    EP 16: On Learning to Read with Mrs. Jill Hitchman

    EP 16: On Learning to Read with Mrs. Jill Hitchman

    In this, the sixteenth episode of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Jill Hitchman to discuss how Ridgeview teaches students to read. Mrs. Hitchman is a Ridgeview veteran and is extremely knowledgeable about Riggs—the explicit phonics program that Ridgeview uses in its elementary school. Please join us as we discuss this critical issue in education with Mrs. Hitchman, follow up by viewing some of Mrs. Hitchman’s videos available via PowerSchool, and consider joining us for our reading groups.

    • 35 min
    EP15: On Outdoor Education with Mr. John Amschler

    EP15: On Outdoor Education with Mr. John Amschler

    In this episode of Hoplite Radio, we visit with John Amschler about the importance of outdoor education, the demise of natural history in primary and secondary education, and the aspects of an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

    • 33 min

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