- What can we learn about man from this ancient culture that properly recognized we should honor God with our best?
- How does this reflect on today’s society and how can it help us be better witnesses to a fallen world?
- Athletes do not get caught up in day-to-day setbacks, but instead focus on long term goals. How can this help us manage our school year?
- Do we have a one-year plan, or a four-, eight-, or twelve-year plan? What is the appropriate goal for a classical education?
- How will Classical Conversations help with the planning process?
- How should we judge our students’ successes? Should Johnny and Sally share the same goals?
- Is comparing our children to other children helpful or harmful?
- Do our students understand that constant improvement and self-assessment triumph over winning or being the best in the class? (Tip: Watch the reactions of those who finish without earning an Olympic medal and analyze them.)
- Does the athlete who has just departed from the spotlight of the awards podium slow down or keep plowing forward?
There are many things we as classical, Christian educators can learn about classical education by watching the Olympic Games and pondering the right kinds of questions.