Beautiful Things Are Hard

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I love food. I am not talking about a casserole or a fast food hamburger. I am talking about beautiful food. I mean an artfully crafted feast. I delight […]

Matters of the Heart Matter Most

“I am running out of time.” Anyone else feel the daily time crunch? Maybe you scramble to do that “one more thing” before picking up your kids from school. Or […]

Why Classical Christian Education?

“Why don’t my students have basic facts memorized?” As a sixth-grade teacher, year after year I was asking myself this question and the answer was coming up short.  I wanted […]

Renewed Beginnings: Drawn Back to the Joy of Learning

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to the new year! As I began writing this article, I considered the traditional “new year” themes, and I realized they may not fit within the school year context. […]

Profound Simplicity: Lessons from Logic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am privileged to teach our 7th grade logic class. These students are entering a new developmental stage where their brains can process information more conceptually. They are learning to […]

Poetry in Kindergarten

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you stop by the kindergarten room after lunch, you will hear a poem read to the students and a discussion about that poem. Currently we are working our way […]

Cultivating a Purposeful Perspective

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]November is National Gratitude Month – an invitation to be more intentional in dwelling on that which we are grateful for in our lives. Does your family practice any gratitude […]