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3 Steps for a Quiet Christmas

Shhh...can you hear that? It’s the sound of quiet. Mentally put yourself on your couch in the dark with a cup of some hot beverage and the only lights that are on are those on your sparkling, beautifully decorated Christmas tree. You stare in...

Plan B, Distance Learning from a Grammar Teacher’s Perspective by Terry Cross

This past spring, one of the assignments I gave my 6th grade students was to write a journal piece about this COVID-19 quarantine. I told them that historians might be interested in what students thought and felt and did during this unprecedented...

A Leaf That Does Not Wither

Recently I had the honor of addressing the graduating class of 2020. Consequently, I was led to share with them Psalm 1, which warns us to not sit in the seat of mockers but rather to delight in the law of the Lord. In doing so, our roots will...

Classical Christian Education… Explained!

What Is Classical Christian Education?

Classical Christian education is based on what has been called the “Trivium” or three paths. No matter how your child learns, he or she goes through three phases: 

  • In grades K-6, students are excellent at...

The Magic of Houses - The Magical Art of Pretend

Have you hauled out the play-clothes box with the advent of this quarantine?  Or have you now created one from old slips, vests, and hats?  You may have found yourself captured by the imagination of your children.  Here is a piece I wrote, oh,...

Returning to Normalcy

“On the campaign trail in May 1920, Warren G. Harding preached forth the political philosophy that carried the United States into the next decade. ‘America’s present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution,...

7 Ways to Celebrate Your Senior During a Pandemic

Your students have worked hard completing a milestone in their education. It’s time to celebrate their accomplishments. Yet, the current environment with the COVID-19 crisis is keeping people from being able to gather. How can you make graduation...

5 Tips for Engaging Introverts in the Classroom

Most people understand the basic difference between introverts and extroverts. Extroverts tend to be outwardly focused and are energized being around large groups of people, while introverts tend to be inwardly focused and gain energy being alone.

“Cabin Fever is Better than Corona Fever”  or “The Right Perspective”

In all seriousness, after multiple weeks home together in a new, limited routine, it’s perfectly normal for family members to feel frustrated with each other. There are so many changes at this time of quarantine which are stressful for both...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Podcasts for Parents

Raise your hand if you’ve gotten into the newest fun hobby- podcast listening?! In case you don’t know, podcasts are a free audio service on the internet that you can download and listen to at your leisure. They run the gamut in topics and...