The Transition from Grammar to Logic

Paul Schaeffer addresses whether it is proper to understand the Trivium as developmental stages.

The classical education community is fascinated with Dorothy Sayers’ view of the Trivium. We will address whether it is proper to understand the Trivium as developmental stages; what grammar, logic and rhetoric truly are; and how to best implement these ideas in a middle school classroom.

Paul Schaeffer

Paul is the Director of the School Division of Memoria Press and, in that position, has helped in numerous start-up schools. He is one of the few professionals working in classical education who received such an education himself. He has taught middle school, high school and college-level Latin internationally. In Louisville, Kentucky, he led students through Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and other great works at Highlands Latin School. He is a regular contributor to The Classical Teacher magazine.

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