Pictures: Redeemer Classical At The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday Redeemer Classical ran a children's activities booth at the Barr Street Market in Fort Wayne. The market has grown by leaps and bounds in just the past few years. Even though it was an extremely hot and muggy day, the atmosphere was festival-like and the streets were full of people. We wanted … Continue reading Pictures: Redeemer Classical At The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market

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What’s Coming Up For 2018-19 Nature Walks? Studying The Birds And Bees

This coming school year, Redeemer classical students will study birds and insects in science class and matching nature walks for Zoology 1. We're planning an even better nature walking year after having a blast last year with dozens of new friends. We're planning to include an introduction to birding, talks from local scientists who study … Continue reading What’s Coming Up For 2018-19 Nature Walks? Studying The Birds And Bees

Watch This Video About Our Big Plans For A Natural Playground, And How You Can Help

This summer we're putting a lot of work into one of our big projects: building a natural playground atop a patch of bare grass for the children of Redeemer Classical and its host church, Redeemer Lutheran. Last summer, we and lots of hardworking friends put up many feet of fence around the play yard. This … Continue reading Watch This Video About Our Big Plans For A Natural Playground, And How You Can Help

How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How

I live in a good school district -- at least, they have good test scores -- so why should I bother researching and shopping around? "Issues Etc." radio host and pastor Todd Wilken asks Dr. Thomas Korcok to open an episode in their recent series on classical education. "One of the things Christians should be concerned about … Continue reading How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How

No, Facts Are Not Irrelevant Because We Can Google For Them

The radio and podcast "Issues, Etc." has been hosting a series about classical education with Dr. Thomas Korcok, who has theological and academic degrees from American, Canadian, Scottish, and Dutch universities. He is currently an associate professor at Concordia University in Chicago and director of the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts. You … Continue reading No, Facts Are Not Irrelevant Because We Can Google For Them

‘Our K-12 Education Is Among The Least Effective In The Developed World’

E.D. Hirsch is a renowned researcher from the University of Virginia who wrote the bestselling Cultural Literacy in 1987. It l launched a foundation and myriad curricular reform efforts that proved effective but have not been widely adopted due to ideological resistance and inertia. Hirsch describes himself as a political progressive committed to social equality whose … Continue reading ‘Our K-12 Education Is Among The Least Effective In The Developed World’

11 Things We Heard At Our Spring Recitation Day

Last week Redeemer families and friends gathered for our spring semester recitation day. Ages three to adult recited the following selections, which we'll excerpt here. Just imagine if the whole world resounded with such stirring ideas and poetry! Imagine if you learned, at age seven, all 130 lines of "Paul Revere's Ride," by Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading 11 Things We Heard At Our Spring Recitation Day

Join Us For Nature Play At Lindenwood Every Summer Monday Morning

This summer Redeemer Classical families and nature walkers will gather each Monday at 9:30 a.m. for free play and exploration at Lindenwood Nature Preserve. You're invited! This will be a relaxed, agenda-free version of our school-year nature walks. We're just out to maintain our habits of exploring God's world, developing wonder and attention, exercising our … Continue reading Join Us For Nature Play At Lindenwood Every Summer Monday Morning

Fascinating Research Finds How We Live Affects How We Think

The online journal Quartz recently published a fascinating article about metaphor, or humans' capacity for understanding and reacting to new things in comparison to things people have already experienced. You probably already know its first point: people's opinions of things change based on how those things are framed in language. For example: In a recent Stanford study, … Continue reading Fascinating Research Finds How We Live Affects How We Think

A Local Beekeeper Visited Nature Walk This Week. Here’s What We Saw

This week's nature walk featured a special treat: A visit and demonstration from local beekeeper Maraiah Russell, whose grandfather kept bees and passed down his hobby. Russell teaches introduction to beekeeping classes for the Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association, and she kept the children enthralled for an hour. It probably helped that she brought a huge … Continue reading A Local Beekeeper Visited Nature Walk This Week. Here’s What We Saw