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Schedules, Systems, and Rhythms

Why does it feel like some people are more productive in a day? Why don’t we have enough time to get it all done? We have the same 24 hours in a day, so that must mean we can organize our days wiser, right? Now that our kids are getting back into...

Blessing Your Teacher

Eleven years ago, I walked into Covenant Classical School as the new teacher on the block. I walked into an established culture with established friendships and rules/traditions that I knew nothing about as the new teacher. I had been out of the...

Worldview 101: Essential Family Discussions

Picture if you will a middle school humanities classroom abounding with tireless energy, specialized humor, and, of course, ubiquitous questioning. When I began teaching the concept of worldviews, I soon realized that my students were just not...

A Perfect Trifecta:Teaching the Trivium

trĭvĭum , i, n. 

Literal definition: a place where three roads meet, a fork in the roads, cross-road

Idiomatic definition: a public square, the public street, highway.

Those steeped in the jargon of classical education can poll-parrot Dorothy...

Starting the Year With a Prayer Walk

 

Like the days of Nehemiah, we must rebuild the walls of schools. Every year we end school a bit broken down: kids stream out and leave piles of broken pencils, notebooks, and binders; textbooks are worn out; carpets are dirty; teachers are,...

5 Tips for Communication with Teenagers

Teenagers can often seem like another species. “Where did my sweet little 11-year-old go?” moans many a parent. But if Mom and Dad can remember that teens are in a rapid period of growth, where things are changing quicker than they can keep up...

The ABC’s of Summer Activities for your Older Child

 Here is a booklet you can print (with space in between each letter and its corresponding activity).  It is a self-paced guide for keeping your adolescent productive over the summer. Good for ages 9 and up, boy or girl.  (Tell them it can be done...

The Lasting Impact of Encouraging Words

Often the simple things can have the biggest impact on our kids, especially timely words of encouragement. 

Making the Grade- But Whose Grade is It?

Have you ever felt tied to your child’s school performance? Does your stomach sink or blood pressure rise when you see a low grade? I wonder, how does a parent’s identity get so caught up in their child’s grade? Grades are simply tools for...

When a Grandparent Has Alzheimer's or Dementia: Books to Educate and Keep Kids Connected to Their Loved Ones

Alzheimer’s or dementia affects most families at some point. When a loved one begins acting strangely and forgetting more than names, it’s tempting to simply not talk about it. But children and teenagers notice things, and they have their own...