At our spring recitation day, school Headmaster Nathaniel Pullmann gave his own recitation bookended by observations about the power of memory. You can watch or listen to the video of his 10-minute talk below. Apologies for the audio and video jostling. This was recorded by a mother listening with a baby on her lap. That's … Continue reading Our Headmaster On How Learning To Memorize Can Transform Your Life
Four out of five of the children labeled "learning disabled" are placed in that category due to dyslexia diagnosis. And learning-disability diagnoses have steadily increased in the past several decades, especially for non-physical disabilities. But, as a recent PBS report shows, most dyslexic children are not actually brain-impaired (although a minority are). What has handicapped … Continue reading Watch: Explosive PBS Report On How Phonics Prevents Learning-Disabled Diagnoses
Today was the kind of day that reminds both teachers and parents why we do this.
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Last year Redeemer parents and friends met every Monday morning at Lindenwood Nature Preserve over the summer for regular nature play outings. The play host will be gone more often this summer, so instead will be leading these playdates more spontaneously this year. If you'd like to know when we're walking a day or two … Continue reading How To Join Summer Nature Play Times
This summer we have many school building and playground updates planned, and we need all the help we can get to make them happen. We're preparing another classroom (or two), finishing up the school library's collection, building exciting new things on the playground, and doing basic repairs and updates. You can help by donating to … Continue reading Help Us Expand Our Playground And Classrooms On June 29
"Research has documented what works to get kids to read, yet those evidence-based reading practices appear to be missing from most classrooms," write three public school administrators in a recent issue of Education Week, a prominent industry publication. "Systemic failures have left educators overwhelmingly unaware of the research on how kids learn to read," they … Continue reading Public School Leaders: We’ve Created A National Reading Crisis
John Senior founded a world-renowned university humanities program at the University of Kansas that thrived in the 1970s. In his book, "The Restoration of Christian Culture," Senior writes the following: Not to have a college at all would mean an ignorance of many things, but to have a college in which the faculty and students … Continue reading If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education
From "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr. The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus...who as a schoolboy had memorized great swathes of classical literature, including the complete works of the poet Horace and the playwright Terence, was not recommending memorization for memorization's sake or as a rote exercise for retaining … Continue reading Erasmus: Memorization Is The Beginning Of A Creative Process
Redeemer Classical School's accreditation has officially been granted by the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education. This makes Redeemer the only Indiana school to have earned this accreditation. We value it particularly because it marks us as a classical Lutheran school, which is distinct from all in the state and in Fort Wayne. A classical education … Continue reading We’re Officially Accredited!