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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...

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.

Five Important Questions to Consider When Choosing a Kindergarten

Choosing a great Kindergarten program for your child is daunting but not impossible! Parents want a safe and loving environment for their child where values that have been taught at home are reinforced. Parents also want their child to be...

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...

A Perspective on Classical Education

Several years ago, I attended a writing lesson with a clear objective. The teacher instructed students to create a descriptive draft based on careful observation. Initially, he projected an image on the screen and told us to burn the picture into...

Do Boys Still Read?

As a school librarian, I am often asked whether boys are still reading? With so many pastime options such as video games, ipads, and the like, it often seems as if boys are too distracted to sit down and read a good book. Well, there is great...

Waiting on the Lord in Patient Trust

I’m convinced the Lord gave me the privilege of being a parent so that I could observe ridiculous, immature behavior and then have to admit that I might as well be looking in a mirror. Take, for instance, dinner time.

P.E. and the Trivium

God knows our bodies intimately. He knows how they were knit together and He made them well, after His own image. He made them for work and for love. Taking care of our bodies is our privilege. Learning how to move and perform complex motor...

Five Characteristics of Highly Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

Each year schools all over the nation provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet together at the completion of the first quarter. In order for  these quarterly meetings to be well-attended, insightful, and productive for parents and...