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How Classical are You?

Posted by Bobby McGee on Mar 24, 2020 10:29:09 AM

How classical are you? Take this quick quiz and find out!

Spoiler... there is no quiz; though, our recent forays into remote learning might tempt us to think that the work of classical education is as easy as an online quiz. And anyway, if we were to post an online quiz on remote learning, we would be far more interested in responses to the following question:

Has our experiment in remote learning been a success?

And the follow up question:

In what sense has it been successful?

One can imagine our returning to school, thoroughly thanking everyone for participating in this grand experiment, and calling remote learning a smashing success. But will it really have been a success if all we do is complete math lessons and history worksheets? If that is all it takes to constitute a successful classical Christian education, why do we even spend all day at school? Why not just keep the kids home next year and let them work through a history textbook on their own time?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, Parent Involvement, Homeschooling

Six Steps to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Posted by Kristie Johnson on Feb 25, 2019 10:00:52 AM

In last week’s post, I discussed the hallmarks of a child ready for kindergarten. If your child isn’t ready, relax, August is still several months away. Or maybe you have a two year old, and you wonder how to begin preparing him so he will be ready for kindergarten. One of you has more time than the other but otherwise the path is the same.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Parent Involvement

Pull Them Close This Summer

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jun 15, 2018 2:30:41 AM

Mom with little girl reading book in sofa-2Our board president recommended a book to me recently, and he was really excited about this book. It is common for him to get excited about theology books and such, but this was a book by a politician—not at all common for him to get into a book like that. As it turned out, my family already owned the book. My youngest son had gotten it for his mother a few months ago; he had been so captivated that he read half of it in the bookstore before he bought it. (Is that even legal?)

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Topics: Blog Posts, True Education, Parent Involvement, Social Issues

Tribute to Parents

Posted by Ron Gilley on Oct 30, 2017 8:15:30 AM

Nearly two decades ago a handful of Christian parents decided they wanted a better education for their children than what was available to them. Trinitas Christian School was born out of the initiative they took to solve that problem. All these years later, parents are still making Trinitas what it is. As we leave behind a very busy October, filled with events led and staffed by volunteering parents, and head into a month that will burst at the seams with the theme of thanksgiving, it might be good to pause here and thank parents lest our thanks come across as some mid-November bandwagon theme.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, History, Parent Involvement

The Education Triumvirate

Posted by Ron Gilley on May 8, 2017 8:13:03 AM

Detail of strong rope to be used on a lobster boat in MaineIn Ecclesiastes 4:12 the “preacher” says, “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Christian parents should apply this concept to the education of their children. When the parents, the church, and the school are all preaching the same message, the result is true education for Christian children—the kind of education that forms virtue and points children in the way they should go (Prov. 22:6). Borrowing a term from the Romans, we can call this “threefold cord” of parents, church, and school an education triumvirate.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Christian Education, Parent Involvement

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