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Iste Est Magister Stultorum

Wheelock’s Latin, the textbook my students and I use, quotes a lot of Roman wisdom. Today a student and I were translating this sentence, which frequently gives students trouble: Non solum eventus hoc docet—iste est magister stultorum—sed etiam ratio. It translates: Not only the outcome teaches this—that is the teacher of fools—but also reason. You […]

Happy Valentine’s Day, Frederic Wheelock!

I am a teacher blessed with terrific students. It has not always been so.  Through many years, I sometimes struggled with unkind, arrogant students, annoying ones, and lazy ones. I’ve had extremely unpleasant encounters with parents. I’ve been accused of racism. Sometimes, hatred of a teacher’s subject matter—English or Latin, in my case—bleeds over into […]