The Transition from Grammar to Logic

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