The Grindstone Skills: On Latin in Education, Part I

This week on HeightsCast, Dr. Lionel Yaceczko discusses the study of Latin as the best way to develop our students’ “grindstone skills”: the abilities to “think” and “communicate,” which will allow them to both thrive in a constantly evolving job market, and to engage the greatest minds of their tradition.

Lionel Yaceczko

About the guest:

Lionel Yaceczko

Lionel Yaceczko is assistant professor of classics at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has taught regular and online courses to all ages at the primary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. He is the author of Jerome’s Introduction to Latin (2021) and Ausonius Grammaticus (2021), and his articles have been published in Studies in Late Antiquity, The Medieval Review, Crisis Magazine,, and Cavalcade. You can reach him at

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