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Latin: Waking the Dead

“He studied Latin like the violin Because he liked it.”

Why study Latin? As a Latin teacher, I’m asked this question on a regular basis. And, yes, like Harold in Robert Frost’s “The Death of Hired Man,” I study Latin because I like it! But I...

Homework- Don't Leave Home Without It

Year after year, the most talked about subject in parent/teacher conferences is homework, usually in the form of “how much should I be helping?”  You will hear me (a teacher) say, in fact, that 6th grade is a perfect time to develop independence...

7 Ways to Flunk a Parent/Teacher Conference

Most parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers at least once every year. This is an opportunity to learn more about your student -- how he or she is performing in the classroom, what strengths and weaknesses the teacher sees and if there...

Home Tips to Develop Brain Muscles:  “Just Do It!”

Kids learn differently.  That much is certain. Educators are divided on the use of the term “learning styles,” but any good teacher worth his/her salt employs a slew of techniques to make information stick—reading, highlighting, chants, games,...

Co-Heads of School Share a Vision for Education:Meet Jane Dearing and Stephanie Prince

Co-Heads of School Jane Dearing and Stephanie Prince took over the leadership of Covenant Classical School in 2016. They were kind enough to answer several questions to give the community insight into their style of leadership and vision for the...

S.T.E.M.: A Science Teacher's Perspective Part 2

Rather than focusing on one academic area of interest, a classically educated student is educated as a whole. They are taught to respect and nurture their physical and spiritual bodies, to explore and understand the wonder of the natural world...

Stem : A Science Teacher's Perspective Part 1

I've been thinking much about the latest "fad" in education. It seems like every couple of years, an educator and a politician team up to take on what is wrong with education in America. Fueled by frustration, fear, and hope for a quick fix, the...

Time for College? No Major? No Problem!

I remember it like it was yesterday – junior year. Senior year. The stress about money, the time spent researching colleges, visiting colleges, applying to colleges. Well, I didn’t visit that many, but I had friends who went all over the country....

Ready, Set, Read!!!  3 Ways Summer Reading Can Make This Your Best Summer Yet!

Often just speaking the words, “summer reading” can elicit eye rolls and groans from your children. After all, summer is for freedom, adventure, and fun, not more schoolwork. 

What if you could turn your reluctant reader into a book lover?  What...

A Parent's Guide to Surviving Graduation Day

It was a Tuesday night, the eve of my twin senior sons’ last full day of high school.  To mark the day and to help me grieve it, I wanted to make it significant and momentous.  I would make their lunches as I usually did, but oh, what a lunch it...