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What Do You Want from Education?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 20, 2020 12:33:19 PM

One question parents should ask themselves is, “What do I really want from my child’s education?” This question is the first one parents should ask when enrolling their children in school for the first time, but it is also a good question to come back to each year. It is easy to think that we have to follow the same educational pattern that we grew up in or that everyone around us accepts as normal, but the truth is, we have options. In fact, never before have we had so many options in education, so parents are in the driver’s seat like never before. With so many options available, a few clarifying questions are in order:

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Christian Education

Why Christian Education?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 6, 2020 8:51:38 AM

If you have stumbled upon this blog, there is a good chance you are trying to make a decision about your child’s education. Should you send her to a public school like most everyone else you know, or should you spring for a Christian school? Make no mistake, this is one of the two or three most important decisions you will ever make. No pressure, right? If you are a Christian, there are a lot of reasons you should consider a Christian education over a secular one. Here are three that top my list.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Scripture, Christian Education

Trinitas Elevator Speech

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jul 2, 2018 10:15:04 AM

A couple weeks ago I made Trinitas families aware of a few openings we still have for students in the grammar school and asked them to invite families similar to theirs who share their beliefs and values about Christian education to come check out Trinitas. Most of them don’t have an hour and a half to tell their friends about the school, though, so I thought an elevator speech might prove helpful.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, Christian Education

What Makes a Good Education?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Nov 28, 2016 3:26:16 PM

Perhaps we should ponder the meaning of the word “education” before we try to discern what a good education is. The word is derived from the Latin infinitive educāre or educere or a combination of the two. Either way, the word carries the meaning “to lead” or even “to lead out.” Understood this way, it is easy to see that any good education must lead the learner to something. Anything that claims to be education but is passive in its application, perhaps allowing the learner to find his own way, isn’t exactly education. To be educated then is to necessarily be led out of ignorance and into a particular knowledge, a particular way of understanding that produces wisdom. Such is a proper classical Christian education.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, Christian Education, True Education, Christian Living

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