Axiom: Greetings and Goodbyes Matter

The most significant task I was unprepared for when stepping into administration was leading meetings. I had never honestly run one and never given much thought to what a good meeting consisted of. Not only this, but realizing my inadequacy led to fear and disdain for them. Nevertheless, I must lead them, so I began preparing. I found after a while that I was spending … Continue reading Axiom: Greetings and Goodbyes Matter

The Classical Roundup–January 6, 2018

What Is the Daily Aim of Parenting? – Paul David Tripp gives a 4-minute answer to this powerful question on the Ask John Piper Podcast. A worthy investment and reminder to the great calling we have been given as parents. How Turning to the Monastics can help our Schools Create & Preserve Culture – One of my favorites Christopher Perrin provides an insightful article describing … Continue reading The Classical Roundup–January 6, 2018

My Top 5 Books of 2017 (Scott McElvain)

As the year comes to a close, we as a staff have decided to detail our favorite reads of 2017. My list is scattered through with different genres, but a small bit of encouragement to me as I review all that I have read. These lists always help me stuff my reading list, and I hope my top 5 will do the same.   5: … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2017 (Scott McElvain)

Classical Roundup – December 29th, 2017

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 21st century. What We Celebrate at Christmas R.C. Sproul reminds us that what we really celebrate at Christmas is the incarnation of God Himself. Ask Andrew – How Do I Introduce Classical Education to My Middle School Child? … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 29th, 2017

Top 5 Posts of 2017

2018 is almost upon us, and it would be sad to forget the best of 2017 on The Classical Thistle. Here are the top five posts from this past year.   What Scares Me About Classical Education In the most popular article of 2017, Josh Dyson describes the fear that grips him with passing on classical education to our children. Insightful and worth a read … Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2017

The Classical Roundup – December 22nd, 2017

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 21st century. Preparing for Tomorrow, Today with the Trivium – Learn how the trivium prepares our students for the future ahead. Martin Detweiler and Dr. George Grant again give us a six-minute excellent video.   What is the … Continue reading The Classical Roundup – December 22nd, 2017

There’s a Hole in My (Vision) Bucket

I failed a car inspection! Now granted, I drive a beat-up, duct-taped SUV, and this failure among many other problems was due primarily to a leak in my radiator hose. And, if not fixed, it will eventually lock up my engine, destroying my car. This small leak in a critical spot had the potential to destroy this massive car. Parents, students, and teachers all have … Continue reading There’s a Hole in My (Vision) Bucket