Knights’ Fest

As a teacher, I sometimes feel like I have the opportunity to be an observer of human nature. Like a tourist in an anthropological zoo, I have a front row seat into the natural habitat of the American teenager. It is certainly an interesting show. One thing I’ve noticed is that people will make a…

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Cuban and Cook on Classical Education

Shark Tank has made Mark Cuban a sort of Svengali on any number of matters these days, not the least of which are the future of higher education, finance and economics, and employment. On the topic of jobs, he has most recently spoken in an interview with Bloomberg’s Corey Johnson. In that interview, Cuban was…

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Anatomy of a Great Parent-Teacher Conference

It’s that time of year when parents and teachers have opportunity to communicate and collaborate on their students’ academic progress. Here are five important components that are part of every great parent/teacher conference: Eyes – Have eyes on the information.Both parent and teacher should have good information and data with respect to performance on tests,…

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Through Order, Kids Have a Ball: Protocol Vs. Prom

When folks ask, “Do you have a Prom?” the answer is “No, we have Protocol…” Why does this catch their attention? Maybe it is because we are bold enough to do something different from what the world is doing. We are proud of our event and the apologetic behind it. Protocol gives the opportunity to…

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Coaches’ Corner: It’s More Than Just a Game

“Good luck today, girls. Make it a good race. Ready, 1-2-3 Go Lions!” Butterflies fill my stomach as I approach the start line. I spot a trash can out of the corner of my eye and for a moment, contemplate heading in that direction. “It will be okay,” I tell myself. I still feel like…

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Common Core at CCS?

Much heat and a little light have been shed abroad of late about the newest educational initiative called the Common Core.  This latest in the assembly line of educational reform proposals has been hailed as the savior of the future of America by some and pilloried as a Marxist over-reach by others.  The prevalence of…

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Search and Teach

A short stroll through any school hallway or a cursory look into any school classroom will quickly give one ample evidence that God doesn’t use cookie cutters in His creative act. A class of 20 students yields 20 different fingerprints, 20 different perspectives on the world and at least 20 different ways of eating an…

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Beyond Cliché: Resurrectional Education (Part 3 of 3)

Every society educates its children. It may not always occur in classrooms or schools as we generally conceive of them, but every culture, every nation, every tribe, every group of people passes skills and concepts to the next generation in some form or another.  At the center of this activity, wherever and however it may…

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Beyond Cliché: Incarnational Education (Part 2 of 3)

As was mentioned in part one of this series, Christianity has something unique to say about the world we inhabit.  The Christian church’s unique ideas about the world are grounded in her unique ideas about the nature and work of the God who created it.  Regarding God’s nature, the Scriptures describe God as a Trinity. …

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