Why Learning To Learn Requires Developing Habits Of Moral Virtue

One of the chief occupations for our headmaster, most especially as school begins, is to develop students' habits so they are actually capable of learning. Being able to meet and acquire new knowledge requires many virtues, and constant growth in them over time, to help children (like all people) grow in mental and moral maturity. … Continue reading Why Learning To Learn Requires Developing Habits Of Moral Virtue

Coming For Fall: New Design For Our Handcrafted Classroom Standing Desks

Our headmaster moonlights as a wood craftsman, and has been using part of his summer "vacation" to redesign standing desks for Redeemer students. He crafts each student's desk by hand. Last year, we used another desk as a template, because standing desks are a relatively new idea and fewer are available than conventional desks, especially … Continue reading Coming For Fall: New Design For Our Handcrafted Classroom Standing Desks

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