Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein is a long-time cultural critic, as a senior editor of the First Things journal and author of numerous reports and books about the state of American culture and education. One of his recent essays argues that parents and teachers of students who struggle to write should unplug their kids … Continue reading Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

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How Hoosiers Can Save $1,000 Or More On Private Tuition

How we use the resources God has given us demonstrates our priorities and habits. It can be humbling to discover or reveal those to others. But examining it is important for good stewardship of the gifts God has entrusted each of us. This task is important, not just for itself, but especially when it deeply … Continue reading How Hoosiers Can Save $1,000 Or More On Private Tuition

Humans’ Chief Responsibility ‘Is the Acceptance or Rejection of Ideas’

...children should be taught, as they become mature enough to understand such teaching, that the chief responsibility which rests on them as persons is the acceptance or rejection of ideas. To help them in this choice we give them principles of conduct, and a wide range of the knowledge fitted to them. These principles should save children … Continue reading Humans’ Chief Responsibility ‘Is the Acceptance or Rejection of Ideas’

Susan Wise Bauer On ‘Rethinking School’ In A Spiritually Starved Culture

In the Circe Institute's latest Forma podcast, host Andrew Kern talks with classical education guru Susan Wise Bauer about her forthcoming latest book, "Rethinking School." In that book, Bauer argues that the United States' education system is a poor fit for many children and helps parents think through how to make schooling work for their … Continue reading Susan Wise Bauer On ‘Rethinking School’ In A Spiritually Starved Culture

What Happens When Children Read Only The Best Books For School

Recently English and Spanish teacher Phil Morgan shared in a beautiful essay "How I Got Middle Schoolers to Read Great Books Again." I'll spill his secret: Only assigning enduring, high-quality classic literature to his pupils. The societal consensus indicates that kids don’t read anymore. Perhaps my journey would be over before it even started, and … Continue reading What Happens When Children Read Only The Best Books For School

How To Prepare Children For A Future That Will Be Very Different From Today

Education Week recently asked ten leading professionals how schools can prepare children today for the careers they will pursue in 10 or 20 years, given our pace of technological change makes technical skills outmoded much faster. Martin Cothran at the Classical Latin School Association exerpts some of their responses, with commentary: Michael Chui, with the … Continue reading How To Prepare Children For A Future That Will Be Very Different From Today

These Wonderful Givers Brought Our Kids New Water Fountains

Redeemer Classical School, our students and families, and Redeemer Lutheran Church are so very grateful to the gentlemen who donated new water fountains and the work to install them in our church and school buildings. Our givers are: Bob Murdock, of Murdock Manufacturing, from City of Industry, California, who donated the funds for the water fountains. Kent … Continue reading These Wonderful Givers Brought Our Kids New Water Fountains

How Regular Memorization Strengthens Your Brain

The Lutheran Schools Partnership here in Fort Wayne recently published a blog post discussing what many schools, including ours, call "memory work." At Redeemer Classical School, students memorize hymns, Bible verses, poetry, science and math facts, theology through the catechism, folk songs, geography, excerpts of famous historical documents and speeches such as the preamble to … Continue reading How Regular Memorization Strengthens Your Brain

How You Can Join Our Elementary Art Classes And Free Weekly Nature Walks

Here's an alert to blog readers about two new pages on our website heralding new community offerings: a biweekly art class for children ages five to ten, and a weekly nature walk in local neighborhoods and parks open to all ages. You'll want to come, it will be good for you body and soul! Learn … Continue reading How You Can Join Our Elementary Art Classes And Free Weekly Nature Walks