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 joined The Heights faculty in 2014. He has taught regular and online courses to all ages from seven to seventy at the secondary and postsecondary levels, as well as summer programs for inner city boys in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Lionel’s research is focused on Late Antiquity (ca AD 180-800), with a dissertation on education in the later Roman Empire, and a recent article on a 4th-century coin hoard (Studies in Late Antiquity). He is a frequent contributor to The Forum. He has also worked in academic publishing, having copyedited, composited, proofread, or indexed four books now available from Harvard University Press. Lionel lives in Laurel with his wife Janet and children Stanislaus, Sarah, Thom and Lio.

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