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Hoplite Radio explores the importance of a classical education in the modern world through conversations with faculty and staff at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, CO.

Latest Episodes

EP 19: On Latin Instruction with Dr. Dean Cassella

In Episode 19 of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Dr. Cassella, Ridgeview’s Classics Department Head, to talk about the instruction of Latin.

36 MIN1 w ago
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EP 19: On Latin Instruction with Dr. Dean Cassella

EP 18 A Classical Education Roundtable

In Episode 18, Mr. Anderson sits down with Dr. McMahon, Miss Kujawa, and Mr. Amschler for a discussion about what constitutes a classical education and the dangers in using the term classical as a marketing ploy.

63 MIN2019 DEC 6
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EP 18 A Classical Education Roundtable

EP 17: On Thriving at Ridgeview with Alumni, Austin Bail

In this episode of Hoplite Radio, we sit down with Austin Bail to discuss his time at Ridgeview, his decision to join the Marine Corps, and the mindset of those who thrive while doing some very hard things.

26 MIN2019 NOV 2
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EP 17: On Thriving at Ridgeview with Alumni, Austin Bail

EP 16: On Learning to Read with Mrs. Jill Hitchman

In this, the sixteenth episode of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Jill Hitchman to discuss how Ridgeview teaches students to read. Mrs. Hitchman is a Ridgeview veteran and is extremely knowledgeable about Riggs—the explicit phonics program that Ridgeview uses in its elementary school. Please join us as we discuss this critical issue in education with Mrs. Hitchman, follow up by viewing some of Mrs. Hitchman’s videos available via PowerSchool, and consider joining us for our reading groups.

35 MIN2019 OCT 4
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EP 16: On Learning to Read with Mrs. Jill Hitchman

EP15: On Outdoor Education with Mr. John Amschler

In this episode of Hoplite Radio, we visit with John Amschler about the importance of outdoor education, the demise of natural history in primary and secondary education, and the aspects of an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

33 MIN2019 MAY 4
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EP15: On Outdoor Education with Mr. John Amschler

EP14: A Discussion with the Monthly Parent Reading Group

In this episode, we moved our recording equipment into Room 306 and recorded a discussion of parents discussing an excerpt of R.G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History. Our purpose in doing this was to give listeners a sense of what these discussions are like in the hope that they might find the material and exchanges enticing enough to join us in the future.

60 MIN2019 APR 9
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EP14: A Discussion with the Monthly Parent Reading Group

EP#13: On Ridgeview with Mrs. Jennie Roebuck

In this episode of Hoplite Radio, Mr. Anderson is joined by Mrs. Jennie Roebuck, a fourth-grade teacher at Ridgeview, and an alumna of the school. She shares her thoughts about how she came to Ridgeview as a student, where she went after graduation, how her experiences at Ridgeview have shaped her impressions of education, and where she is off to next.

28 MIN2019 MAR 1
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EP#13: On Ridgeview with Mrs. Jennie Roebuck

EP#12: On the Role of the Principal with Mrs. Kristina Menon

Mr. Anderson is joined by Mrs. Kristina Menon to discuss how the role of principal has evolved over time at Ridgeview, and the ways in which this position has distinguished itself from the executive positions at other schools.

32 MIN2019 FEB 1
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EP#12: On the Role of the Principal with Mrs. Kristina Menon

EP#11: On Economic Education with Mr. Spencer Nauman

In an interview with Spencer Nauman, we explore the notion of economic literacy and the manner in which one acquires some measure of economic education.

31 MIN2019 JAN 11
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EP#11: On Economic Education with Mr. Spencer Nauman

EP10: On Parent Discussion and the Community

This week, we welcome Mrs. Alexandra Hobaugh, a parent fairly recently arrived at Ridgeview, to talk about the parent discussion groups and the value these have for our community.

32 MIN2018 NOV 30
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EP10: On Parent Discussion and the Community

Latest Episodes

EP 19: On Latin Instruction with Dr. Dean Cassella

In Episode 19 of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Dr. Cassella, Ridgeview’s Classics Department Head, to talk about the instruction of Latin.

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP 19: On Latin Instruction with Dr. Dean Cassella

EP 18 A Classical Education Roundtable

In Episode 18, Mr. Anderson sits down with Dr. McMahon, Miss Kujawa, and Mr. Amschler for a discussion about what constitutes a classical education and the dangers in using the term classical as a marketing ploy.

63 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
EP 18 A Classical Education Roundtable

EP 17: On Thriving at Ridgeview with Alumni, Austin Bail

In this episode of Hoplite Radio, we sit down with Austin Bail to discuss his time at Ridgeview, his decision to join the Marine Corps, and the mindset of those who thrive while doing some very hard things.

26 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
EP 17: On Thriving at Ridgeview with Alumni, Austin Bail

EP 16: On Learning to Read with Mrs. Jill Hitchman

In this, the sixteenth episode of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Jill Hitchman to discuss how Ridgeview teaches students to read. Mrs. Hitchman is a Ridgeview veteran and is extremely knowledgeable about Riggs—the explicit phonics program that Ridgeview uses in its elementary school. Please join us as we discuss this critical issue in education with Mrs. Hitchman, follow up by viewing some of Mrs. Hitchman’s videos available via PowerSchool, and consider joining us for our reading groups.

35 MIN2019 OCT 4
Comments
EP 16: On Learning to Read with Mrs. Jill Hitchman

EP15: On Outdoor Education with Mr. John Amschler

In this episode of Hoplite Radio, we visit with John Amschler about the importance of outdoor education, the demise of natural history in primary and secondary education, and the aspects of an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

33 MIN2019 MAY 4
Comments
EP15: On Outdoor Education with Mr. John Amschler

EP14: A Discussion with the Monthly Parent Reading Group

In this episode, we moved our recording equipment into Room 306 and recorded a discussion of parents discussing an excerpt of R.G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History. Our purpose in doing this was to give listeners a sense of what these discussions are like in the hope that they might find the material and exchanges enticing enough to join us in the future.

60 MIN2019 APR 9
Comments
EP14: A Discussion with the Monthly Parent Reading Group

EP#13: On Ridgeview with Mrs. Jennie Roebuck

In this episode of Hoplite Radio, Mr. Anderson is joined by Mrs. Jennie Roebuck, a fourth-grade teacher at Ridgeview, and an alumna of the school. She shares her thoughts about how she came to Ridgeview as a student, where she went after graduation, how her experiences at Ridgeview have shaped her impressions of education, and where she is off to next.

28 MIN2019 MAR 1
Comments
EP#13: On Ridgeview with Mrs. Jennie Roebuck

EP#12: On the Role of the Principal with Mrs. Kristina Menon

Mr. Anderson is joined by Mrs. Kristina Menon to discuss how the role of principal has evolved over time at Ridgeview, and the ways in which this position has distinguished itself from the executive positions at other schools.

32 MIN2019 FEB 1
Comments
EP#12: On the Role of the Principal with Mrs. Kristina Menon

EP#11: On Economic Education with Mr. Spencer Nauman

In an interview with Spencer Nauman, we explore the notion of economic literacy and the manner in which one acquires some measure of economic education.

31 MIN2019 JAN 11
Comments
EP#11: On Economic Education with Mr. Spencer Nauman

EP10: On Parent Discussion and the Community

This week, we welcome Mrs. Alexandra Hobaugh, a parent fairly recently arrived at Ridgeview, to talk about the parent discussion groups and the value these have for our community.

32 MIN2018 NOV 30
Comments
EP10: On Parent Discussion and the Community
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