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Head of School at Veritas School, Richmond, VA

Blog Posts

CNN piece about classical education

Folks -

 This just out this evening: My piece for on classical education. Enjoy!

Posted by Julia Duin on June 21, 2013 at 11:24pm

The god of Technology

Here are some thoughts on technology from Neil Postman. How do you understand the role of technology at a quality classical Christian school? I'd love to hear what mature Christian leaders think about this issue....

Posted by Jeffrey James Haanen on January 4, 2012 at 5:31pm — 3 Comments

Frederick Emmons Terman

Check out my latest blog post on the former Stanford provost Fred Terman. His model for transforming an institution of education is compelling...

Posted by Jeffrey James Haanen on December 15, 2011 at 12:35pm

Philosophy of Education

Hi all,

Great to be on the website. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post - it outlines my philosophy of education. It draws from the classical tradition, yet adds an element of global service. What do you think?


I have pasted in Jeff's blog post for easy reference, but do visit his blog site! -Chris P



Posted by Jeffrey James Haanen on November 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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Class Size Cap 1 Reply

Our Board has tasked me with researching a solid number (or even a specific range) for class size as we do some long term planning. Most of the schools I've visited have class sizes between 12-16.…Continue

Started by Christie Wright. Last reply by Peter Burnell Hansen May 24, 2017.

Latin Scope and Sequence

I'm researching various scopes and sequences for classical school Latin programs. Could you quickly share what texts/levels your students take in which grades from Lower through Upper schools? Much…Continue

Started by Christie Wright Feb 22, 2016.

Assessing Teacher Course/Work Load 1 Reply

I wonder what rubric or guidelines you might use to determine how many classes/class hours constitute part or full time? More specifically, I wonder if you differentiate at all between prep/grading…Continue

Started by Christie Wright. Last reply by Amy Davis Sep 15, 2015.

Latin training for teachers 2 Replies

I have several teachers who need training in order to prepare them to keep up with where our Latin program is headed. We've decided since we have willing, intelligent, and interested faculty members,…Continue

Started by Christie Wright. Last reply by Jonathan Mattull Sep 8, 2014.


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