What a Rubik’s Cube Taught Me About Teaching

My son received a Rubik’s Cube this last Christmas, but it wasn’t the first one he had received. We had given him one the year before, but it ended up slipping through a worm hole shortly thereafter. This year a second cube appeared around Christmas (whether it be a new one or the old one re-emerging from the alternate dimension, I cannot say for certain). … Continue reading What a Rubik’s Cube Taught Me About Teaching

My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Josh Dyson)

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. 2018 was a great year for me and my family. We experienced lots of change, but God has been faithful through it all. The Symposium– Plato I don’t recommend this book exactly. There are disturbing themes throughout it. But for those who dare, Plato’s Socrates enters into the world of the erotic and he emerges with a view of … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Josh Dyson)

Gratitude: Feeling It Isn’t Enough

As leaders in our schools, it is no secret that not one of us is perfect. We all have our weaknesses. We all have our strengths. It is imperative that we are keenly aware which is which. This is true for a number of reasons, including our own development, how we structure our support team, what tendencies we must be aware of ourselves, and perhaps … Continue reading Gratitude: Feeling It Isn’t Enough

Time is of the Essence: Increasing Efficiency for Maximized Effectiveness (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Time is of the Essence: Increasing Efficiency for Maximized Effectiveness Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita Whether you are an administrator, school teacher, homeschool mom, board member, parent, … Continue reading Time is of the Essence: Increasing Efficiency for Maximized Effectiveness (2018 Conference Presentation)

Friendship: Is Classical Education Possible Without It? (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Friendship: Is Classical Education Possible Without It?                   Josh Dyson Classical School of Wichita The ancients regarded friendship as the most valuable of relationships. For Plato and Socrates, friendship … Continue reading Friendship: Is Classical Education Possible Without It? (2018 Conference Presentation)

Lust—The Second Circle of Hell

“O race of men, born to fly heavenward, how can a breath of wind make you fall back?”[1] The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio Canto XII, lines 95-96 In his Confessions, Augustine reflects upon the disorder[2] of his love, manifested through his intense lust. He had said to the Lord in the midst of his lust, “‘Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.’ I was afraid … Continue reading Lust—The Second Circle of Hell

2nd Grade Wonder

“Numbers have no beginning or end. Numbers are kind of like God. I just realized that.” From the mouth of babes. These are the words that make a classical-educator-dad proud. This is what my 2nd grade son tells me on the way to school the other day. A couple minutes later, he spouts off another timeless question: “Numbers greater than zero are positive. Numbers less … Continue reading 2nd Grade Wonder