Teachers prize students’ ability to comprehend what has been read, but how we lead students to greater comprehension gains is a matter of debate. The RAND Reading Group (2002) stated that comprehension is “the process of simultaneously extracting and constructing meaning through interaction and
My grandfather was a carpenter, teacher, and born in Bethlehem. No, he was not our Lord Jesus Christ, but Pop Pop is a godly man and Christian servant. I think that grandfather’s philosophy of building homes is very much like a solid Christian classical philosophy of education. A good education
"Integrating subject areas is one of my favorite parts of teaching in a Christian classical school. I have countless opportunities to do this throughout the day. For example, one week we studied Nebuchadnezzar’s dream where he saw an image that was made of gold, silver, bronze, and iron. We
This past Saturday morning, while working at Café on the Park at the Wheaton Public Library, I saw my freshman English teacher from college. I had recently gone through my old college files, and I had intentionally looked at my essays and papers from Ms. Hecht’s English and Composition class. I
I am very eager to share with you why Naperville Christian Academy is not one choice among many schools, or even one choice among many Christian school, but is entirely different in nature from any educational institution around, certainly any I have ever encountered--and Iʼve seen quite a few.
The other day I was on the phone as I arrived at school, and I waited in my car in the parking lot until the conversation was over. All of the sudden a gold finch (the state bird of Washington!) landed on a shrub just outside my car. I was so happy. They are somewhat rare here in Illinois, but as
From Stratford Caldecott's, Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education: "The modern mistake about freedom...is that freedom has nothing to do with truth. We imagine that the more choices we have, the freer we are. In reality, a multitude of choices makes us no freer than we were