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Scribd: A Teacher’s and Parent’s Review

Scribd claims to be the “Netflix of Books,” but is it worth it? I’ve sub-scribd for over a year and share my thoughts here. It fills a few good needs for me as a parent and teacher, and it may work for a certain type of student, but it isn’t worth it for everyone. Read on to find out if Scribd is a good fit for you.

What’s the Best Translation of Plutarch’s Lives?

See a side-by-side comparison of the most common Plutarch translations currently available in English. Make an informed decision about what kind of English prose you prefer as you sit at the feet of the master biographer.

What’s the Best Latin Dictionary?

Latin dictionaries can be found on desks, online, and on our phones. What’s the best Latin dictionary for you? It depends on your Latin needs…

Learning and Playing with Math

Some key vocabulary that the Greeks gave us about Math; my busy summer schedule; and how teaching, learning, and playing relate.

How (and Why) We Should Stop Multitasking

We kid ourselves when we think we’re multitasking. Studies have now shown that, especially when media are involved, we’re getting less done with our time and wrecking our ability to do deep, creative work in the process. I finally admitted this over the course of the last year and have been detoxing ever since.

Seeing Dragons

Dragon has an intriguing etymology that has to do with sight and traces all the way back to the Homeric epics. Can you stand the sight of a dragon?

Defining and Defending History: Polybius

Polybius asserts that the best training for politics is the study of history. But why does a Greek prisoner-of-war pen a history praising the virtues of his captors? Does he have any other reasons for writing history?