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11 02, 2018

Growing Healthy Trees

I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to my garden or potted plants. More than once when I commented on my mother’s beautiful potted plants in comparison to mine, she has reminded me that she started with good soil. When my husband and I decided to start a garden a few years back, we spent

26 03, 2015

The Lost Tools of Learning – By Dorothy Sayers

That I, whose experience of teaching is extremely limited, should presume to discuss education is a matter, surely, that calls for no apology. It is a kind of behavior to which the present climate of opinion is wholly favorable. Bishops air their opinions about economics; biologists, about metaphysics; inorganic chemists, about theology; the most irrelevant

26 03, 2015

Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education

Outside of the Gospel itself, nothing, and I do mean nothing, has affected my life more profoundly than the ramifications of discovering Christian classical education. I will not be surprised to learn that you may now or may soon come to share this same experience. Methodologically solid, biblically accountable Christian classical education is very

26 03, 2015

What is Classical Education? By Susan Wise Bauer

Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium.

26 03, 2015

Missouri Moms Against Common Core

Find out more about Missouri Moms Against Common Core on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Moms-Against-Common-Core/1379814732239136

26 03, 2015

An Adult Conversation About Common Core: Part 1

Over the next several weeks I plan to devote some space here to unraveling the tangled web of Common Core, the educational standards for math and English adopted by 43 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The attempt to blanket the country in national standards as a way