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HeightsCast: Forming Men Fully Alive

Welcome to HeightsCast, the official podcast of The Heights School! Every other week, we feature interviews with teachers and educators here at The Heights School and elsewhere, on the education and formation of the type of man you’d want your daughter to marry. Our hope is that through this medium we can enlighten, inspire, and reassure the parents and friends of The Heights community, and parents and educators throughout the world. Join us!
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 22, 2016

This week on HeightsCast, we listen to an excerpt from Tom Cox's Heights Lecture on the virtues exhibited by Samwise Gamgee from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and how the study of this stouthearted hobbit is important in the formation of a middle school student.

Dec 14, 2016
Seneca's writing and wisdom are not outdated.  In fact, they are relevant and helpful now more than ever.  Dr. Matt Mehan explores two of Seneca's Epistles dealing with good use of time and the imprudence of fearing an unknown future.  The liberal arts are not just abstract and ethereal; they are thoroughly practical, as we see here in no uncertain terms.  Seneca is for our boys and for us--a great read for the Christmas vacation.
 
Seneca's Epistle I
 
Seneca's Epistle 13
Dec 8, 2016

The well intentioned gift of electronics carries it sometimes unconsidered risks.  Headmaster Alvaro de Vicente brings these out into the open, highlighting the ways that smart phones, tablets, and other devices can counteract our mission of forming strong-willed men.

Dec 1, 2016

Though we hear Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, we miss an opportunity to grow with our children when we bypass Advent.  Hear Mr. Tom Steenson discuss how we, as parents and teachers, can live the liturgical season of Advent in a way that truly prepares us for December 25th.

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