Handwriting in the Pre Polly and Polly Stage

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Handwriting in the Pre Polly and Polly Stage Should handwriting be taught in a classical school?  If so, when and why should it be taught? How does handwriting reflect truth, beauty, and goodness? Does handwriting impact … Continue reading Handwriting in the Pre Polly and Polly Stage

Creating Literacy Through Singing

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Creating Literacy Through Singing Do you know someone who is struggling to read?  Would you like to provide them with valuable tools to unlock the gift of literacy in a fun and effective way?  This workshop … Continue reading Creating Literacy Through Singing

Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom An experiential art exercise and presentation to equip the classroom teacher in guiding their class on a student-driven encounter of making connections and uncovering meaning in great works … Continue reading Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom

Organizing the Grammar School Classroom

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Organizing the Grammar School Classroom From classroom management to organization, this session will include ideas and tips for scheduling and routines to ensure the smooth flow of each day, a peaceful and joy-filled classroom, and maximized … Continue reading Organizing the Grammar School Classroom

Classical Roundup – January 18th, 2019

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury.   Have your cake and eat it too! You don’t have to choose between Christian and college prep (Podcast) – Can we have our cake and eat it too? Parents often worry that a Christian school may produce students … Continue reading Classical Roundup – January 18th, 2019

My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Scott McElvain)

This year’s selection is taken from a stack of fewer books read due to the extensive selective reading that I have done for my doctoral studies. However, these five books I have found to be challenging and beneficial for me and my growth. 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead & 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Scott McElvain)

The Often Forgotten Importance of Recess

Our school’s kindergarten through second-grade recess is insane, and I love every minute of it. Students running, throwing, jumping, kicking, and getting in quarrels all the time. Yes, you are correct, I did mention the high volume of quarrels that happen within recess and my anticipation of helping supervise this time once a week. This recess block produces more fights, disagreements, hurt feelings, and opportunities … Continue reading The Often Forgotten Importance of Recess

Classical Roundup – December 28th, 2018

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury. This video is an overview of a classical Christian education school that is located in Uganda. Amazing story about how this school came about and if you have time, I would recommend you learn more about Amazima to be … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 28th, 2018

Classical Roundup – December 7th, 2018

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury. What Teachers Want Most for Christmas – Joshua Gibbs writes a creative and spot on piece. Parents have been given the ultimate gift guide with this article. Memory Work: A Personal Journey – “The first truth is shockingly simple: … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 7th, 2018

Classical Roundup – November 30th, 2018

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury. What Charlotte Bronte Got It Right – Guest author Christine Norvell provides us with several reasons Jane Eyre is worth the time. Sorting Truth From Fiction – Headmaster Christopher Stevens from Cornerstone Classical reminds us through the struggles of … Continue reading Classical Roundup – November 30th, 2018