This is the launch of a news series of blogs called “Tread the Dawn”. The blogs in this series are inspired by C.S. Lewis’ Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Have you ever hung upside down with your feet attached to the floor? What about straight sideways, yet maintaining a standing position? What about an angle somewhere between upside down and straight out? These may sound … Continue reading How to Walk Upside Down, Sideways, and at an Angle (Tread the Dawn Series)
This blog will serve as the introduction to a new series of blogs that I will be producing over the next several weeks. The series is called The Regime. It will be focused on applying the dialectic of Socrates in Plato’s Republic to classical Christian education. For those familiar with the Republic, you may see how the below relates to the allegory of the cave. … Continue reading Burn Before Reading (and Other Activities to do with History Textbooks)
The following is an analogy to consider for those who have their kids in government or secular schools. This analogy is intended for those who might raise the objection that if they can teach their kids what things to avoid (e.g. Evolution) then there is no real danger for their children in the public/government/secular schools. I hope that this analogy helps illustrate the flaw in … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers of Spa Water
In the last blog, Stop Loving People, Part 2, I had us consider three points about love: 1. God’s particular love; 2. that the abstraction of “people” leads to non-love; 3. and that God has placed particular people in your schools and lives to love. In part 3, we will now consider the question: So what’s the problem with not loving in a particular way? … Continue reading Stop Loving People, Part 3: So What’s the Problem?
As we plan for our futures, we are often encouraged to think in terms of 3-, 5-, 15-, or even 20- or 30-year goals. This is considered to be a great way of thinking beyond the present—beyond our needs in the moment—and thinking about what we need for years to come. When we consider the question of education, we should also be thinking in the … Continue reading 10,000 Year Education Plan
By Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita Education in the Storm: An Encouragement to Parents in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey As a native Texan I right now sit 500 miles away from my hometown of Houston. And having lived through the flooding of tropical storm Allison, I remember how bad things can get. From what I am told those conditions were surpassed less than … Continue reading Education in the Storm
By Josh Dyson, Director of Operations at the Classical School of Wichita We live in a world today where virtue is either redefined or called into question whether it exists at all. One tenant of postmodernism is that truth in any universal sense is unknowable and therefore irrelevant. Thus the argument goes that we cannot evaluate truth claims but rather must deal in contexts, “texts”, … Continue reading No One Mourns the Virtuous