The educator shares classical education as a learning style
Denise Wolfgram, principal of the Martin Luther School, describes all the rewards that come with a classical education. Wolfgram said classical education begins with using muscle memory to grasp material.
“You memorize and how we memorize with recitations. In fact, we ask the questions to the students and they answer them in unison. You do it enough times, it will stick with them,” Wolfgram said.
In today’s world, relying on technology prevents us from retaining information in our memories, but with classical education, chanting or chanting naturally helps students remember the things they are taught. Wolfgram explained that when students learn, they are divided into different age groups like elementary, middle school, and high school.
“The main part where our young children are is called the grammar stage. At the grammar stage, it ranges from kindergarten to fifth grade. Children love to learn; they like to memorize,” Wolfgram said.
Wolfgram says memorization starting at an early age will stick to the brain and even continue with age.
“We make a big phonetic space with reading, with spelling, they’ve mastered those skills, they’ve mastered writing, and they’re doing it well with smaller pieces,” Wolfgram said.
Wolfgram plans to hold another Classical Education Information Session at a later date next month.