Tanya Charlton

Memoria Press

Rogers, AR

Tanya’s entry into education began with her two boys, Nick and Tyler. She had no good options for their schooling so she decided to do it herself. She discovered classical education through Cheryl Lowe, who became her mentor when Tanya started teaching at Highlands Latin School (which at that point was a two-day hybrid school). After several years, Cheryl asked her to become the Curriculum Director for Highlands Latin School and Memoria Press. She currently manages the operation of the Press and is the Managing Editor of The Classical Teacher catalog. Every day she is thrilled to be able to share her passion for classical education and homeschooling. Tanya has a B.A. in English from Milligan College and a B.S. in Accounting from Troy State University.

 Tanya Charlton

Workshops from Tanya Charlton ( may vary by event location )

Learning Is Not Fun - and That's Okay

Emphasis on "fun"? sets you up for failure and creates unrealistic expectations, unfair to the student. There is no way to entertain and learn at the same time. You cannot compete with all of the many kinds of fun that are available today. You can do what entertainment cannot do, which is to give the student the satisfaction of learning and accomplishment.

What Does a Classical Education Look Like in the Primary (K-2nd Grade) Years?

Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade need to focus on mastering the skills of reading, writing, and basic math. A student's primary education program is the foundation on which the rest of his education is built. Find out how to train your students in accuracy, attention to detail, and mastery from the beginning. And discover how a simple read-aloud book each week can expose your students to science, history, geography, art, classical music, and poetry.

Classical Education: Teaching Children How to Live

We need to restore the old classical education because it alone aspires to give not only knowledge, but wisdom. Where can we go to study man as man? To study the human condition, we can do no better than to start with the Greek and Roman classics. A classical education will equip our children for life. In this workshop, we will explore how a classical education equips children with the tools that will enable them to live the productive lives they are capable of living.