The Case for Classical P.E.

The Case for Classical PE Jenny Crockett A more classical PE? Can we really apply the classical model that we use in the classroom to physical education?  Absolutely!  Children today need the “lost tools” of a physical education more than ever. Physical literacy, understanding how and why the human body works and how it was created to move, is a vital skill that has been … Continue reading The Case for Classical P.E.

Life Lessons from The Oresteia

    The first lecture in this series was “Life Lessons from The Oresteia.” This book was impactful to me during my college years, so I was excited to revisit it and introduce it to our students. Below you will find links for the written transcript, the audio, and the video. Please keep your eye out for further videos in this series. “Life Lessons from … Continue reading Life Lessons from The Oresteia

Teach Them to Climb

By Cheryl Swope, M.Ed.[1] Even if we fail, those who make an effort to get to the top will climb higher than those who from the start despair of emerging where they want to be, and stop right at the foot of the hill. – ancient Roman orator Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1   Special education began nearly five hundred years ago when a Benedictine … Continue reading Teach Them to Climb

The Journey

Not surprisingly, the journey is perhaps the theme more than any other at the heart of the Great Books of literature. The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy, The Canterbury Tales, and many more are centered upon a journey, a journey that changes the characters for both good and ill. I think as Christians we do well to read these journeys, to enter into them along with the characters and learn as they learn, to learn what they learn, and oftentimes learn the lessons how they learn them. In the following examples, I want us to journey together to learn alongside the characters, and then see how Jesus, too, takes us on a journey from which we learn a lesson more profound than all the rest. Continue reading The Journey

The Structure of Phantastes and a Lesson in Humility

You can read about the origin of this paper in my previous post, “Going Back to High School.” You can read the paper in PDF form here. “The Structure of Phantastes and a Lesson in Humility” By Kyle Rapinchuk Some may believe that fantasy exists as a genre without structure. If the laws of time, space, and gravity cannot constrain the plot, how could something as simple as … Continue reading The Structure of Phantastes and a Lesson in Humility

King, Kingdom, and Kingdom People: Classical Christian Education for the Head, Heart, and Hands

Abstract: In “King, Kingdom, and Kingdom People: Classical Christian Education for the Head, Heart, and Hands” Kyle Rapinchuk explores what it means to provide a “Faithful Education” in a classical Christian school. Beginning with the belief that we are loving and liturgical beings, he explores how we can provide a truly faithful education to students a classical Christian schools. He discusses five key factors involved in … Continue reading King, Kingdom, and Kingdom People: Classical Christian Education for the Head, Heart, and Hands