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Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

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8 Habits of Every Great Student

Monday, March 12, 2018

Written by DAVID KERN Earlier this month we shared some reflections from teachers we trust on the habits that every great teacher displays. Now we want to flip that around, so we asked around to find out about the habits that every great student displays. Here's what we found out.  *** George Grant, recipient of the 2017 Russell Kirk Paideia Prize, founder King's Mead...

 

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Trapped by the Rules: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Monday, March 5, 2018

By Ian Andrews Emily and I just had the distinct pleasure of teaching a tricky and delightful poem called Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Picture this: King Arthur and his noble Knights of the Round Table are busy throwing a Christmas feast, when in through the big double doors rides, you guessed it, a Green Knight...

 

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Classical Christian Education is more possible than ever

Monday, February 26, 2018

Written by David Goodwin David Goodwin is President of The Association of Classical Christian Schools. He lives in Boise, Idaho  After twenty-plus years of establishing a school that was inspired by David Hicks’ Norms and Nobility, I still find hope in his work. During that time, I've watched some of our graduates crash into the culture and succumb to it, and I've had other...

 

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Why I Choose Classical Education

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Written by Tracy Whitfield and presented at the 2017  State of the School Address Even before I knew what classical education was I knew it worked. It developed students who were articulate, knowledgeable, eager learners, and principled. I have traveled a unique road that lead me to teach classical education. I was educated in the public school system and was taught by great teachers. ...

 

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Kindergarten Readiness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kindergarten is such an exciting milestone in your child's life!  Some people question whether their child is ready to start kindergarten and should they attend full or part time.  Here are some guidelines to help you determine if your child is ready to start Kindergarten at Cornerstone Academy. Children should be able to: Language Arts Spell and Write their n...

 

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Reading far outweighs socio-economic background for impact on pupils’ success

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Reading for pleasure far outweighs the impact of socio-economic background on pupils’ success at school, Nick Gibb has said. The schools minister wants every primary pupil to read “at least one book a week” and is concerned that secondary English teachers start preparing pupils for GCSE-style questions too soon. “Reading for pleasure is more important than a family&rs...

 

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How Free Play Creates Emotionally Stable Children in an Unstable World

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Are you old enough to remember "the carefree days of childhood" or "a happy childhood"? Once upon a time these were common phrases, but you don't hear them very often today. According to a recent study released by San Diego State University, there is a sharp generational rise in youth depression, anxiety, and mental disorders in the United States. It's hard to imagine a time in his...

 

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Benefits of Studying Classical Languages

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

It’s all Latin to everyone at first so training is crucial. It is the responsibility of any profession to attend to the education and training of its future members. Words, written and spoken, are mainly what lawyers bring to the market place and language skills are of first importance. It was therefore of interest to note that school students were making years of progress in just a few wee...

 

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Paper or Plasma?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

This was in intriguing article that I was reading.  We have been approached by parents of middle school students who have suggested that we move our middle school reading onto an e-reader.  Their logic is easy to follow, the books would take up less room, they could make notes just like we do in class, they would not be lost or damaged, etc.   We have stuck with the decision to have...

 

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