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January 20, 2019

How can reading make you an advocate for Human Rights?

Students today are bombarded with visual images and changing trends in social media, often confronted by bias and stereotype.  This development is a  challenge for teachers. Although students may be exposed to the w...

November 7, 2018

Greek Mythology is well known for its insightful look into the human condition as well as societal issues that plague the lives of the mere mortal.

Hercules’ labors are no different.

The 12 labors are mysteriously encrypted with lessons and advise for daily living and so...

October 23, 2018

Building Herculean Strength and Skill with 12Athlon

Why is immersion important? There are so many benefits to being bilingual. Learning Greek as a bilingual speaker can enhance the Greek learning experience.  Similarly, research shows that learning a new language trigge...

October 10, 2018

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing - Aristotle

In Aristotle’s famous teachings, he advocated action and participation of the learner.  Although such an ancient quote, there is so much wisdom in it for today’s educational system.

Authenticity in learning, gami...

January 22, 2018

As an educator, I have always been fascinated by my student’s love for Greek mythology.  Through the years, I find that Greek myths are there to contribute building strong foundations in a child’s moral development.  

In Greek mythology, mythical characters underta...

December 26, 2017

The challenge of the Greek language classroom: EPIKON’s element of play.

Our experience as language teachers has shown that one of the challenges in teaching Greek to our students, is finding the balance: How much grammar?  How much reading practice?  How much speaking...

December 26, 2017

Promoting Greek language and culture is a pillar in the mission of EPIKON.  So, we have decided to visit people and places within the Greek communities to spread our enthusiasm for the language and interest in our heritage.

In our most recent visit to a Greek Langu...

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October 10, 2018