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Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips
Mrs. Phillips has been teaching children for thirty-five years. After homeschooling her four children for fifteen years, she taught in a classical school in Georgia before coming to Trinitas. She has presented workshops at ACCS national and regional conferences, and is called upon frequently to present teacher training modules for Trinitas and other regional classical schools. Mrs. Phillips is an accomplished musician who accompanies Morning Meeting and Trinitas choral performances. Her love for music fills her classroom and overflows into her students’ hearts.

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Getting Your Hands Dirty in the Garden

Posted by Wendy Phillips on Jun 5, 2023 10:47:09 AM

About the time we wrap up the school year, my thoughts turn to my garden.  My garden provides a quiet place for work and contemplation, and as is my wont, my musings rarely stray far from my life as a teacher.   Cultivating in my students a love for learning and a desire to love God and neighbor is a lot like cultivating a garden.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Teaching

Hands-on Education: A Feast for the Eyes, Hands, Mind, Feet . . .

Posted by Wendy Phillips on Apr 1, 2019 8:27:40 AM

In case you haven’t noticed, children do things adults don’t; for example, children run.  They just run to run, not to go anywhere or for any reason, but just for the sheer pleasure of running. They will also pretend-play with just about any item they find.  A stick becomes a Greek sword, a jacket is shaped to make a baby’s blanket, and sofa cushions become a fort.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Teaching

Tips for Growing Readers

Posted by Wendy Phillips on Nov 6, 2015 8:43:24 AM

Once while introducing an author who was confined to a wheelchair most of her life, I asked a group of students, “What would you do with your time if you had to spend every day of your life in a wheelchair?” Here are the top three answers: 1) play video games, 2) watch television, and 3) sleep. No one said “Read” until I prompted them. The option of reading was simply an after-thought.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Reading

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