Interview with Gregg Valeriano on Classical Education

Last week I was able to interview Gregg Valeriano about his recent lecture, “The Character of Classical and Christian Education.”

Delivered at the Petra Educator’s Conference, Gregg’s talk discusses the nature of classical, Christian education; how it differs from secular classicism; the dangers, scope, and goals of classical education; and some of the best classical methodologies.

Our interview covers the key points of Gregg’s lecture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CA5oEfCJSM?controls=0&showinfo=0&rel=0

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Your Turn

Take a half-minute and leave a comment below:

  • What did you think of the interview?
  • What questions do you still have about classical, Christian education?

How to Add Google Fonts to Your Mac

Last week I was working on a new project for you all, and I needed to use a font from Google.  After a bit of research and tinkering, I figured out how to download the right Google font and install it on my Mac.

I wanted to share with you what I learned for two reasons:

  1. Beauty is important.  Beauty and excellence rarely occur apart.  This is true in life and in education.  Spending a little bit of time thinking through typography, layout, colors, etc. can dramatically improve your work.
  2. I wanted to show off my new screencast software!

So I made a quick little tutorial explaining how to install a Google font on your Mac (it’s useful even for PC users).  Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4w_hwrgrUk?autoplay=1&controls=0&showinfo=0&rel=0

PC users would still download the font in the same way.  You’d just install the .ttf files in a different location.  Do some quick Google research to figure out where to paste the .ttf files.

Your Turn:  What other kinds of tutorials would be helpful to you?